Culture

Culture

I Am A Jew!

Viktor Yerofeyev is one of the best known Russian writers working today, the author of modern classics such as “Life with an Idiot” (which...

The New Dictionary Of Received Ideas

In the late 19th century, the French novelist Gustave Flaubert compiled Le Dictionnaire des idées reçues (The Dictionary of Received Ideas), an encyclopedia of...

Lobanovskiy Forever: New Documentary About Legendary Soccer Player And Coach

"Lobanovskiy Forever" is a documentary about the legendary FC Dynamo Kyiv coach Valeriy Lobanovskiy, who was the first in the history of Soviet sport...

Making Modernism: French-Ukrainian Artist Sonia Delaunay Returns To Odessa. Or Does She?

Sonia Delaunay (November 14, 1885 – December 5, 1979) was a French painter and textile designer born in Ukraine, who spent most of her...

Brief Tales of Odessa’s Musical History

The Bee Gees, The Mystery Of Liszt’s Grand Piano, Tchaikovsky and Odessa’s Wunderkinder Many talented pianists and violinists have come out of Odessa. The city...

Remembering Babyn Yar: A 1966 Speech And 50 Years Later

The official 75th anniversary commemorations of the Nazi massacres that took place at the Babyn Yar ravine in Kyiv will take place in the...

Zvi Preigerzon: the Soviet Union’s secret Hebrew writer

The story of a Ukrainian-born writer who secretly wrote in the Hebrew language his entire life while working as a coal engineer. By all accounts,...

The “Wolf Man” of Odessa: Sigmund Freud’s Famous Patient

The brief dream of a young Odessa boy left a lasting mark on the entire field of psychology – and may have given us...
Cannes

Ukraine in Cannes

The Cannes Film Festival, which takes place annually in the south of France, is often criticized as an elite gathering riddled with starlets and...

Jamala: The Voice Of Ukraine

Raised on jazz, soul and the traditional songs of her Crimean Tatar people. She experienced the temptations of easy fame and betrayal. She lost...