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A Final Nail in the USSR Coffin? Thank You From NATO, Vladimir Vladimirovich!

John Brown | Posted 04.15.2014 | Politics
John Brown

Even from the most cynical Cold-War, money-is-money, dog-eat-dog capitalism-is-capitalism perspective, a redrawn Ukraine would be far more in the West's, rather than strictly "Russian," "ethnic" interest.

Dream on!

Rochelle Jewel Shapiro | Posted 07.13.2013 | Fifty
Rochelle Jewel Shapiro

My mother had dementia. She would call me crying that she had no shoes. When I got to her apartment, it was strewn with shoes, but she was out somewhere, wandering, lost. Every time I forget something, I shudder, sure it's the first sign of dementia.

The Year of Reading Communally

Dave Astor | Posted 08.15.2012 | Books
Dave Astor

My first "HuffPost Books" piece was posted a year ago this month, and I'd like to use that trivial anniversary to thank commenters for introducing me to many authors and novels I had never read before.

Diary of A Madman. BAM Artist Talk: Geoffrey Rush & Neil Armfield

Lily Bevan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Lily Bevan

Although not a delusional madness like that of his glorious character Poprishchin, mincing around the stage like a "frightened insect on an agar plate...

Theater: Geoffrey Rush In "Madman," Adam Rapp's "Hallway," Shaky Tennessee and Broadway Songs of 1921

Michael Giltz | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Giltz

DIARY OF A MADMAN *** out of **** BAM It's fitting that actor Geoffrey Rush should be cavorting onstage in The Diary Of A Madman just as his latest f...

PHOTOS: Russian SNOBs Feast On Gogol At Savoy

The Huffington Post | Jude Stewart | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Dinner parties succeed by various strategies. Some hosts ply you with drink; some pack your plate with delicacies; some impress with the sheer flatten...

Under The Influence

The Huffington Post | Gabe Habash | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Writing a book is usually a long, hair-pulling affair for the author. But in the end, only one name appears on the front of the book: their own. What...

How Not to Catch a Thief

David Dagan | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
David Dagan

I was strolling on the edge of a park in St. Petersburg, debating where to stop for coffee, when I heard a commotion on the opposite sidewalk. A stou...

Gogol Haunts The New Ukraine

The New York Review of Books | Timothy Snyder | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

The best guide to the careers of Yanukovych, Yushchenko, and Tymoshenko is Nikolai Gogol, who brought the absurd to Russian literature. In his short s...

Culture Zohn Off the C(H)uff: William Kentridge: Do You Believe in Magic?

Patricia Zohn | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Patricia Zohn

2009-03-19-zpull.jpg William Kentridge does New York: a new exhibition at MoMA and a new opera at the Met cementKentridge's place at the apex of ambitious artists.