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Ten Days in the Life of Ilham Aliyev, President of Absurdistan

Till Bruckner | Posted 03.06.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

Half a world away, the State Department said that it was "concerned", and called on Azerbaijan to conduct a "transparent" investigation in line with Baku's "international commitment to protecting media freedom." Human rights activists were not impressed.

Who Is Shushing State on Azerbaijan's Detention of Khadija Ismayilova?

Till Bruckner | Posted 03.01.2015 | Politics
Till Bruckner

Why are America's diplomats not speaking out loudly and clearly on Khadija Ismayilova's behalf? Why has the State Department not joined Europe's diplomats in publicly demanding her immediate release from jail?

Gary Shteyngart Interview: Send Us Your Questions!

The Huffington Post | Hunter Stuart | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The Huffington Post is proud to announce that we will be interviewing author Gary Shteyngart on Friday, and we'd love to ask him some of your question...

James Franco, Jeffrey Eugenides Star In Hilarious Book Trailer For Gary Shteyngart's New Book (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Book trailers are often hit-or-miss, but some of the best ones are of the funny, self-deprecating variety. Gary Shteyngart, author of "Absurdistan," h...

"No water, no sex" - New films take on not-so-subtle meanings when it comes to water

J. Carl Ganter | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
J. Carl Ganter

TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. -- By strange turn of fate or my wife's careful selection, almost every film we saw this summer at the Traverse City Film Festiva...