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New Anthology Celebrates the Rebel Composers of Ukraine’s Sixties

Back in the day, they were outcasts writing ideologically suspect music. Now, their works are being recognized as some of the most important compositions...

My Sheptytsky

One of the world’s most famous historians of the Holocaust (he himself is a survivor) and the author of “Together and Apart in Brzezany:...

The Pageantry Of Brighton Beach In Glorious Color

Ukraine born photographer Julia Gorodetskaya speaks about her love of Odessa and of the South Brooklyn, New York City neighborhood of Brighton Beach. Her...

Vlada Ralko “Anatomy”: The Beginning Of A New Era For The Odessa Fine Art...

  2018 promises to be a very big year of radical change for the Odessa Fine Art Museum. After four of months of both political...

Steampunk Revolution Comes To Ukrainian Comic Books

The commemoration of the centenary of the events of 1917 has been taken up in very different ways by the various post-Soviet nations. The...

The Different Ways That Christmas Is Celebrated Around Europe

  Christmas is considered to be the main holiday of the year in most Christian societies but it is celebrated in vastly different ways across...

The Escape

Translated from the Ukrainian by Reilly Costigan-Humes and Isaac Stackhouse Wheeler. “The Escape” was published in Andriy Lyubka’s 2016 book of short fiction “A...

Odessa Film Festival Raises Jewish Cinema’s Profile In Ukraine

On October 28th, the First Odessa Jewish Film Festival (OJFF) premiered with the French film The Jews, directed by Yvan Attal and starring Charlotte...

“Myth” Offers A Nuanced Portrayal Of Singer Wassyl Slipak And The War In Ukraine

As a documentary, “Myth” could have easily descended into hero worship. It had all the prerequisites: a talented and extravagant protagonist, a patriotic theme,...

On “Jews And Ukrainians: A Millennium Of Co-Existence”

The newly published volume “Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence”, authored by the historians Paul Robert Magocsi and Yohanan Petrovsky-Shtern is a prodigious coffee...