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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...

A Guide To The 46th Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist

The 46th Kyiv International Film Festival Molodist, one of the most important happenings in Ukrainian cinema, is taking place this autumn in Kyiv at...

A Symbolic Friendship: Taras Shevchenko And Ira Aldridge In Odessa and Ukraine

A newly staged play in New York City focusing on the unlikely friendship between Ukraine’s national poet Taras Shevchenko (1814-1861) and the African American...

In Memory Of Orest Subtelny – Founding Father Of Modern Ukrainian History

The Canadian academic introduced millions of post-Soviet Ukrainians to formerly supressed aspects of the Ukrainian national story and helped lay the foundations for a...

A Dialogue About That ‘Infamous Odessan’ Language With Boris Khersonsky

This interview is based on a transcription of a radio interview that took place between Igor Pomerantsev and The Odessa Review contributing author and...

Odessa’s “Invogue” Gallery Opens With An Exhibition Of Stepan Ryabchenko’s Digital Paintings

The DELPHINIUM flower is the star of the “Honey Plants” exhibition poster — a very common Ukrainian field flower with a powerful honey fragrance...

75th Anniversary Of Babyn Yar Commemorations Held In Ukraine

The anniversary attracted elites from across Europe and around the world, with Ukraine's politicians recognizing the need to properly mark the massacre to break...

The Seventh Odessa International Film Festival: A Recap

A critic recounts the masterpieces, the surprises and the inimitable spirit of the summer’s marquee cultural event Each year, the judges’ task of choosing one...

On Finding Babel: An Interview With David Novack

The American documentary film maker David Novack has been coming to Odessa for more than twenty years in connection with his interest in the...

Christopher Hampton Goes To Odessa: An Interview With The Head Of The Odessa Film...

Christopher Hampton is a British playwright, screenwriter, translator and film director who is best known for his play based on the eighteenth century Pierre...