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Nasrin Sotoudeh And The March Of Objects

Marina Furman | Posted 02.04.2013 | Religion
Marina Furman

Iranian human rights activist Nasrin Sotoudeh sits starving in a prison cell in Tehran. Twenty-five years ago that was me. The prison was Leningrad, but the story was the same: a mother of young children punished by a dictatorial regime, yearning for the basic freedoms Americans sometimes take for granted.

Exhibition Banned By Soviets Reopens In Moscow

AP | By MANSUR MIROVALEV | Posted 02.05.2013 | Travel

MOSCOW -- Better known in the West for promising to "bury" the capitalist world, Soviet leader Nikita Khruschev is also remembered by Russians for ban...

Artistic Execution of 'Dear Leaders'

Edward Goldman | Posted 04.10.2012 | Arts
Edward Goldman

2012-02-09-20120208at120207bb.jpgDuring the Stalin era, it would be totally suicidal for Soviet artists to make posters such as these on display here.

Reading Vaclav Havel In Havana

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 02.24.2012 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Last weekend Vaclav Havel died, just at the time when he was most read in Cuba. He left and we can't hear his voice in a classroom of our University, nor listen to his extensive collection of anecdotes about the years of Soviet control.

First Nighter: Tony Kushner's Angels in America Flies on Gossamer Wings

David Finkle | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
David Finkle

Angels in America remains superlative theater-going and a spectacular achievement.

The Man Who Changed the World: An Interview with Mikhail Gorbachev

Ginny Dougary | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Ginny Dougary

Mikhail Gorbachev is still a man who strides the global stage -- and maintains a keen interest in domestic politics. I spoke to him about power, presidents, Putin and life after Raisa.

America Needs Its Own 'Perestroika': Gorbachev

Telegraph | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

"America needs perestroika right now. I did a lecture in the US and said the country needs its own perestroika and I got a 10 minute standing ovation,...