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Interview with French Philosopher Michel Onfray

Michel Onfray is widely acknowledged to be one of France’s most prominent thinkers. A self described ‘Anarchist Hedonist’ he is an original and important philosopher who has worked within multiple domains of Continental and...

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 already an adult. In this yard, in the apartment of...

Yurka, Kuzya, Shishman: In memory of Yury Kuznetsov, 1953-2016

Play, play my old friend, don't stiffen, don't fade. Chase the blood of your arteries, tell us about fear, about love. Pianissimo here, and here full stop. Now you are tired. Have a rest,...

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 her family home to annexation and conflict. Persevering, she won...

In Odessa, Protesters Demand that Poroshenko Restore Reformist Prosecutor

This article originally appeared in the Atlantic Council's New Atlanticist Blog. Several hundred protesters have camped out in front of the regional prosecutor’s office in Odessa for the past two weeks demanding that Ukrainian President...

Coda Story

‘Stay on the Story’ is an apt motto for Coda, a new journalism startup based in Tbilisi and New York City that hopes to reshape the way the media reports the news. Coda, which...

Alexander Dragan: Portrait Of An Odessa Illustrator

Alexander Dragan is a Odessa-based illustrator, who got his professional start working in the design industry and in television. This year constituted his breakout with his growing from being a newbie to being a...

My Odessa: Zhanna Kiseleva

My choice of a favorite spot in Odessa is prosaic — it’s 5a Oleshi Street, and I live here. This used to be quarantine housing, there are two arches connecting the two buildings. It...

Memories Of Yevgeny Yevtushenko

A Russian-American student with family roots in Ukraine, who studied with the great poet at the City University of New York recalls his magnetic personality.  The first person to have ever stood in front of...

Odessa Designer Julie Paskal

Founded by the vivacious 26-year-old designer Julie Paskal, the eponymous brand has become one of the brightest names in the Ukrainian fashion world. Paskal's brand has also gone way beyond the local market, and...