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Revolutionary With a Camera

Revolutionary With a Camera

Alexander Rodchenko may not be a name you know, but his influence is ubiquitous. One of the leading figures of Russia’s cultural avant-garde on the eve of the Revolution and in the early Soviet era, Rodchenko was a trailblazer in photography and graphic design. A devoted supporter of the Bolshevik regime, he put his creative […]

Book Review: The Book of my Lives

Book Review: The Book of my Lives

When Serb forces attacked Sarajevo in 1992, the young Bosnian writer Aleksandar Hemon was visiting Chicago. He searched for familiar faces in television reports about…

Nicolae Ceausescu: The Last Days of a Dictator

Nicolae Ceausescu: The Last Days of a Dictator

The Last Hundred Days, Patrick McGuinness’ engrossing debut novel, observes the final months of Romania’s Communist dictatorship through the eyes of a 21-year-old Englishman. In…

Book Review: The Lady in Gold, by Anne-Marie O’Connor

Book Review: The Lady in Gold, by Anne-Marie O’Connor

Anne-Marie O’Connor recounts the engrossing history of Gustav Klimt’s most famous painting It seemed particularly ironic in 2006 that, as the 150th anniversary the gala…

Wim Wenders: Time Capsules In Places, Strange and Quiet

Wim Wenders: Time Capsules In Places, Strange and Quiet

“When you’re on the road a lot, when you enjoy wandering in order to lose yourself, you can land in the most remarkable places,” says…

Book Review: Return to Vienna, by Hilde Spiel

Book Review: Return to Vienna, by Hilde Spiel

In a City Shadowed by Memories “Sometimes in dreams we unexpectedly stand face to face with ourselves. Something…

Book Review: Téa Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife

Book Review: Téa Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife

Fear and Myth: The Law of the Jungle The Tiger’s Wife, Téa Obreht’s spellbinding debut novel, acutely depicts…

Book Review: Madeleine Albright’s Prague Winter

Book Review: Madeleine Albright’s Prague Winter

Democracy in Exile “The foreign policy of every small country begins with one small question: How can we…

Book Review: Chris Pavone’s The Expats

Secrets Domestic and Foreign If Jane Austen were alive today and wrote a thriller, it might be something…

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