We thought the big controversies in the Sochi Winter Olympics would be toothpaste terrorism or government-sanctioned homophobia. Then the press tried ...
If Sochi is cold enough for Winter Olympic snow events, it's barely cold enough. In fact, the city is more known for subtropical beach getaways than w...
The Sochi Games will be the most expensive Olympics ever, but will they also be the Olympics that come at the greatest cost to human dignity and equality? Or will the world stand up against hatred and discrimination?
Just across the waters of the Baltic Sea from where I sit now writing this, the art world was changed forever.
There are only a few in Russia that I know of that have what Americans expect -- and these places are really catered to the one percent. Why would you want to stay at a place like that? It doesn't represent the real Russia I experienced.
I'm asking all of you who read this, to join me in Goin for the Gold in Sochi. I've put in an urgent request, both to Fed Ex and UPS, to have planes at the ready to deliver essential, life(Medal)-altering items to all the Americans in Sochi.
Today, the web is different. As we look towards the Olympics, however, there's still a lot we can learn from beyond the ceremonies, rings and medals.
Time is running out and every day we continue to embrace the illusion of a political solution. Without first changing the balance of forces on the ground, scores of Syrian men, women and children will die and millions of Syrian refugees will have no home to return to.
The independent TV network Dozhd -- where the band's two jailed members held a press conference after their release -- might be taken off air throughout Russia anytime soon.
Over the summer, Moscow-based street photographer Maria Plotnikova traveled south for that exact reason and was kind enough to share her photo series with us.
While Mr. Putin may rightly bask in the light of his many accomplishments in foreign policy, and having presided over the energy boom that thrived during much of his first term in office, he is now faced with some serious issues that cast a pall over Sochi.
Things are said to be so bad in Sochi, the city's given the go-ahead to kill stray dogs ahead of the Olympics because they pose a threat.
It was an unusual sight on Friday night at Judaism's most sacred site, the Western Wall. Near the blue-and-white Israeli flag, waving over the multitudes of Sabbath prayer-goers, a group of young adults were holding hands and dancing -- in complete silence.
Their forward-looking leaders recognized that, in fact, the biggest risk you can take is not taking risks.
The Olympics is now an out-of-this-world occurrence, too. For the first time, the Olympic torch has traveled out of the Earth's orbit, onto the International Space Station, and into the vacuum of space. (Unlit, of course.)
Perhaps the focus is off aesthetics and onto function. Ultimately, television won't show what it looks like behind the stands. The focus is on the athletes.