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Strengthening Resilience: Promise in a Time of Climate Change

Strengthening Resilience: Promise in a Time of Climate Change

During an afternoon of sun between the rains in the village of Tuol Ta Aek, a group of children play outside. Nearby, the water line is evident on the villagers’ homes and fences where the floods reached a year ago.

| November 14, 2017
Adwoa Adezawa: The Young Woman and the Sea

Adwoa Adezawa: The Young Woman and the Sea

Throughout West Africa, women are often called the “invisible fishers” and their significant roles in the fishing industry mostly go unmeasured. And yet, it is becoming increasingly clear that women quietly dominate the sector—even if they don’t go out in boats.

| March 22, 2017

Art News

Sailing with the Kabakovs

Sailing with the Kabakovs

Sailing with the Kabakovs The Ship of Tolerance, the first in a series of installations by Ilya and Emilia Kabakov, was launched in 2005 on a saltwater lake in the Siwa Oasis in Egypt. The Kabakovs picked Siwa, on the border of the Libyan Desert, for many reasons, among them its ancient mythology and modern […]

| December 22, 2011 | 0 Comments
Sex, Money, Glamour, Tractors

Sex, Money, Glamour, Tractors

Vladimir Dubossarsky and Alexander Vinogradov are charting new terrain by using the language of Socialist Realism to comment on contemporary Russia.

| January 1, 2008 | 0 Comments

Criticism

Dancer David Dorfman meditates on love and loss in ‘Come, and Back Again’

Dancer David Dorfman meditates on love and loss in ‘Come, and Back Again’

A review of the work of dancer David Dorfman entitled “Come, and Back Again,”

| November 3, 2013 | 0 Comments
Required Reading: German supernova

Required Reading: German supernova

Required Reading: German supernova Published in The New York Times on January 10, 2006 Writers like Günter Grass called the years after the Holocaust Nullpunkt, or “point zero,” and pondered, existentially, “How could Germans write?” In the end, the novels of Grass, W.G. Sebald and Bernhard Schlink richly mined hatred, evil, guilt – and redemption. […]

| January 10, 2006 | 0 Comments

Social Issues

The Fear of Being Gay in Russia

The Fear of Being Gay in Russia

Moscow’s first gay pride parade was held in May 2006, thirteen years after homosexuality was decriminalized in Russia. It was supposed to be a joyous occasion, the beginning of a new era of openness for the LGBT community.

| March 22, 2015
Some Battered Women Find Shelter in Russia

Some Battered Women Find Shelter in Russia

This article published in USA Today focused on the plight of battered women in Russia.

| June 13, 2006 | 0 Comments

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