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Ukrainian Literature Comes To Paris In The Spring Of 2018

This promises to be a great moment for contemporary literature in France. From March 16th to the 20th, the annual Paris book fair (Le...

The Other Half Of The Equation

Prominent Odessa-born art theorist and media artist Peter Weibel thinks that the European art scene needs more contributions from the East. Peter Weibel is an...

8 Great Women of Ukrainian Cinema

This article is part of The Odessa Review’s coverage of International Woman’s Day. Five years ago I was engaged in conversation with a Ukrainian producer,...

Odessa’s Neglected Poets: Semyon Keselman And Anatoly Fioletov

Boris Dralyuk is the Executive Editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books. Read our long interview with him here. “Odessa is a nasty place,” wrote...

Oscars 2018

  The Odessa Review's film critic on the 2018 Oscar race. The 90th Academy Awards ceremony is about to take place at the Dolby Theatre in...

Remembering The Bloodiest Days of Ukraine’s Revolution

Four years ago today, Ukrainian special forces fired on protesters gathered on Kyiv’s Maidan nezalezhnosti (Independence Square), wounding, maiming, and killing demonstrators against President...

Odessa’s Unique, Disappearing “Tea Factory”

It’s easy to overlook Odessa’s Kanatnaya Street. As one of the busiest and longest roads in the city — packed with food shops, cafes,...

Gapa Guzhva

Val Vinokur has just published "The Essential Fictions," a newly translated collection of the works of Odessan Jewish writer Isaac Babel. This story was...

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...

Make Ukrainian Street Photography Mainstream

It’s hardly a surprise that cities are becoming a subject of academic study. Sociology, history, landscape urbanism and more general “urban studies” have all...