Sunday, April 30, 2017

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Odessa Tales by Boris Khersonsky

One time, the Odessa intelligentsia dropped her birth certificate out of her muff. I picked it up and opened it. Written on the blank next to “mother”...

Actor Oleg Filimonov muses on his favorite place in Odessa: 7 Gogolya Street

I had migrated across Odessa and lived in many places, but this one was by far the most beautiful. I moved here when I was...

Guidebook to Imaginary Cities (a poem) by Boris Hersonsky

Guidebook to Imaginary Cities In this city everything is in reverse relation: to the center from the gate, the whole time you’ll walk not up a hill,...

Odessa talent thrills ‘Voice of Ukraine’ judges

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUejDKXfhP8 Last year Odessa singer Felix Shinder proved a big hit on popular TV show ‘Voice of Ukraine’. This year 22-year-old Odessite Tatyana Amirova iswell on her...

Son Of Saul wins Oscar: ‘The Kindergarten Teacher Who Won Cannes’

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I6MJZnDV27U The searing and remarkable Hungarian holocaust film 'Son of Saul’ won the Oscar for 'best foreign film' last night. The Odessa Review's chief editor...

Interview with Hobart Earle

Hobart Earle has been the music director and principal conductor of the Odessa Philharmonic Orchestra for as long as independent Ukraine has existed. A...

Mark Twain in Odessa

The Innocents Abroad; or, The New Pilgrim's Progress is the title of the acerbically funny travelogue penned by Mark Twain during his 1867 trip through...

Babel’s Extended Ode to Odessa

'Odessa' by Isaac Babel Translated by Val Vinokur Photo by Igor Sytnik Odessa is a nasty town. Everybody knows this. Instead of saying “what’s the difference,” over...

April 13th-17th – ‘Batumi Days’ Photo Festival

The second annual iteration of the photo festival will also be accompanies by a program of exhibitions, lectures, work-shops and screenings. Modern Art Museum 5, Bjelins`koho street

Simon Sebag Montefiore’s Ode to Charms of Odessa

Globally acclaimed historian and author Simon Sebag Montefiore is convinced that Odessa is unlike any other city. About the author: Simon Sebag Montefiore is a...
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