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Understanding The Fundamentals Of “Design Thinking”

Over the last year, Ukraine has seen a boom in lectures and workshops on “design thinking”. The concept may sound like an industry insider...

Odessa Tales with Boris Khersonsky

Once, the Odessa Intelligentsia came to me with a one-liter jar of salted black sea sprats, and, somewhat embarrassed, asked me to help her...

Ukrainian And Jewish Political Prisoners In The Gulag: Toward Solidarity, Mutual Understanding And Cooperation

  The penal institutions in which the Soviet Union imprisoned dissenters had as their purported aim not simply the act of isolating and punishing political...

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,...

Ukraine’s Toponymic Revolution

The process of implementing the recently passed de-Communization laws has not been particularly smooth. The debates over Communist-era place names are roiling Ukrainians’ efforts...

An Interview With The Band Monkey Juice: The Irresistible Virus Of Great Music

Monkey Juice are more than just a cover band — their performances have an entirely unique and personal sound. Originally based around a classical...

Making Modernism: Tracking The Burliuk Family In Odessa

The Burliuk brothers are known as exemplars of high modernism, but the story of the rest of the talented family is less known. This...

Simon Sebag Montefiore's Ode to Charms of Odessa

Globally acclaimed historian and author Simon Sebag Montefiore is convinced that Odessa is unlike any other city. About the author: Simon Sebag Montefiore is a...

Fozzey: Books Stolen From Life

A profile of musician Alexander “Fozzey” Sidorenko, who has branched out to becoming a well known writer. Of all Ukraine’s musicians, Fozzey is the only...
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OIFF Update: “Kholodny Yar. Intro” (2016)

“Kholodny Yar. Intro” is the feature film of documentary-maker Alina Gorlova. The picture was made with the support of the State Agency of Ukraine...