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Stand Up: The Old New Humor

A rumination on the place of stand-up comedy in contemporary Ukraine. For a long time stand-up as a comic style did not really have a...

Jay Jay Johanson In Chernomorsk: Songs About Becoming Friends Again

World famous Swedish musician Jay Jay Johanson performing in the Odessa suburb of Chernomorsk sounds like a fantasy, but on August 26th  it came...

Ukrainian Film Submission For The 2017 Academy Awards

The Ukrainian Oscar Committee, set up by Ukraine’s National Union of Cinematographers with the participation of Ukraine’s Association of Producers and the Ukrainian State...

Odessa Photographer In Focus: Vera Mantyuk

Vera Mantyuk is 35 years old; she was born and lives in Odessa. Interested in photography for a long time, she has been experimenting...

Returning Agnon To Ukraine

In 1966, the Israeli writer Shmuel Yosef Agnon was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature for his book “A Guest for the Night”. Set...

First Odessa Jewish Film Festival Takes On Tough Subjects

On October 28th, the First Odessa Jewish Film Festival (OJFF) opened with the feature The Jews. Directed by Yvan Attal, a French actor-turned-director with...

A Sign of the Times: Inside Ukraine’s Bizarre 90’s Video Art Movement

A massive new exhibition of video art in Kyiv tells us how George Soros single handedly created an avant garde art movement. “Flashback. Ukrainian...

Ukrainian And Jewish Political Prisoners In The Gulag: Toward Solidarity, Mutual Understanding And Cooperation

  The penal institutions in which the Soviet Union imprisoned dissenters had as their purported aim not simply the act of isolating and punishing political...

Anecdotes

*** Rabinovich has an appointment with the doctor: - Doctor! Can you diagnose me with something else? This disease is too expensive. *** The pies shop assistant in...

On The 90th Anniversary Of Ukrainian Animation

Among the many other symbolic anniversaries of the year 2017, we also saw the celebration of the 90th Anniversary of the beginning of cartoon...