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People

Is Ze’ev Volkov The Antidote To Modern Tourism?

The expert guide to Jewish Ukraine says it's not the sites that are important, but how we reflect on them.  If you want to learn about the Jewish history of Ukraine, there are few better...

Jennifer Clement Speaks About The PEN International Congress Held In Lviv

Jennifer Clement is President of PEN International and the first woman to be elected to the office. She is an American-Mexican writer and the author of the cult classic memoir “Widow Basquiat”, as well...

The Inimitable Vitaly Portnikov On Jews And Revolution

For twenty five years Vitaly Portnikov has been one of Ukraine’s leading journalists and political commentators. Born in Kyiv in 1967, Portnikov soon moved to Moscow to study at the Moscow University Faculty of...

“The Odessa Review and Contemporary Ukrainian Journalism”

In September The Odessa Review’s editor-in-chief Vladislav Davidzon visited Lviv Ukrainian Catholic University and “YermilovCentre” in Kharkiv to give a presentation titled “The Odessa Review and Contemporary Ukrainian Journalism”. Davidzon not only spoke about how...

Andrea Chalupa Answers Four Questions About Orwell

1.Let us begin with Orwell. There is a resurgence now of interest in the work of Orwell with all of the issues surrounding fake news, propaganda, and social media eating our elections. Why do...

Kateryna Babkina

Kateryna Babkina — is a master of literature, in the sense that all of her many occupations, actions and interests, are in one way or another connected with literature. By education Katya is a...

My Odessa: Yulia Verba

The writer Yulia Verba has just published a very funny book of short stories “Spawn of the Moldovanka” about her childhood in Odessa’s Moldovanka neighborhood. She first trained as an engineer, though she did...

My Odessa: Nika Lozovskaya

The Paris educated founder of Odessa's chic new restaurant Dizyngoff speaks about her childhood home on the corner of Pushkinska street.  My favorite place in Odessa is at the intersection of Pushkinskaya and Lanzheronovskaya streets....

Film, Music, And Freedom – The Work Of Alla Zagaykevych

  The composer Alla Zagaykevych is a real character. Her work in film is not the main arena in which Ukrainian composer Alla Zagaykevych flexes her creative muscle. She is more known for her orchestral...

My Odessa: Oleg Nikolaev

The socially active owner of the Frebule restaurant, the Make My Cake pastry shop and the White Whale coffee chain speaks about the newly reconstructed open air theater. The Green Theater was created by my...