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“Chervonyi” And History

“Chervonyi” tells the story of the former Ukrainian Insurgent Army (UPA) commander Danylo Chervonyi leadership of a mutiny in a Soviet Gulag. The film by...

The Constant Surfer

In New York you're always from somewhere else. When people ask me my provenance, I tell them I'm from the South. The South of...

Mikhail Braykevich: Mayor, Engineer, Patron of the Arts and Fulfilled Man

Odessa’s last mayor under the  Tzar was born in the city in 1847 and died in London exile in 1940. He was a remarkably...

Imparting Literary Magic Through Translation: A Conversation With Boris Dralyuk

Boris Dralyuk is the Executive Editor of the Los Angeles Review of Books as well as a literary translator. He holds a PhD in...

Outcomes and Winners of “Docudays” 15th International Film Festival: War with a Female Face

March 30th was the last day of the 15th International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival in Kyiv. This year participants included 62 films from...

2017 Academy Awards Nominations: An Overview

Oscar nominations for the 2017 Academy Awards were announced on January 24th 2017 by Oscar winners and nominees Jennifer Hudson, Brie Larson, Emmanuel Lubezki,...

The Art and Science of Translating Babel

In 1929, the great American literary critic Lionel Trilling read a book “about Soviet regiments of horse operating in Poland” that disturbed him, charged,...

Russian Conceptual Artist Petr Pavlensky Gives Sensational Lecture On Violent Political Art, Evening Ends...

By Vladislav Davidzon Russia’s best known contemporary artist arrived to deliver a lecture to an over filled hall in Odessa’s Impact Hub on Friday night....
OIFF

OIFF Day One Update: Feast of Flattery and a Runaway from Loneliness

The “Rodina” Cinema theater and the Theater of Operetta both have been packed during movie presentations for the first day of OIFF. On this very...

Musician Felix Shinder, Reminisces Over His School Days

From first to sixth grade, I attended this school – School #20. I sat behind a desk, looked out of the window, and wondered how...