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Forms of Table Service

Lisa Mirza Grotts | Posted 09.19.2014 | Taste
Lisa Mirza Grotts

Originally, French service meant all the food served at a meal was placed on the table at once, and guests passed the platters and served themselves, what we think of today as family style. The modern buffet style of dining evolved from this.

Needed Now: RNTO

Jonathan Russo | Posted 10.26.2014 | Politics
Jonathan Russo

To confront these metastasizing horrors a new treaty organization is needed: RNTO -- the Rational Nations Treaty Organization.

As Conflict Escalates, Dictator Ilham Aliyev Needs to Be Stopped

Christopher Atamian | Posted 10.12.2014 | Politics
Christopher Atamian

The United States and Russia should accelerate their efforts in this direction before it is too late. Let's put an end to historical or territorial recriminations. Both Azerbaijan and Armenia have enough territory to survive and prosper. And without each other, neither country will reach its true potential -- economic or otherwise.

Little Things: Boy and Ball at Brighton Beach

A.J. Condeelis | Posted 09.07.2014 | Healthy Living
A.J. Condeelis

I extend my arm and he drops a pile of sticks, sand, broken shells, seaweed, and what looks like straw into my open hand. Admiring the offering, I smile and close my hand gently around his gift and give him a wink as I walk towards the boardwalk.

On Being a Foreign Correspondent

Magda Abu-Fadil | Posted 09.04.2014 | Media
Magda Abu-Fadil

Rachele Kanigel's "10 Tips for Training the Next Generation of Foreign Correspondents" immediately drew my attention but her headline didn't quite mat...

Ukraine Crisis Hitting Russia Where It Hurts

Reuters | Posted 05.10.2014 | World

(Reuters) - Russia's Alisher Usmanov has lost his spot as the richest man in Britain, according to the Sunday Times, as the crisis in Ukraine wiped bi...

WATCH: Firefighter Uses Hoses To Go On A Magic Carpet Ride

The Huffington Post | Sarah Barness | Posted 04.18.2014 | Weird News

This firefighter wasn't Russian to do his job. Instead, the Russian firefighter was in a hurry to use his high-powered hoses for a different, crea...

How to Get on Russia's Sh*t List

Off Track Planet | Posted 05.24.2014 | Travel
Off Track Planet

If a stampede of angry drunk Russians is your idea of adventure, get on the Soviet sh*t list and unleash the beast. Photo by: Kyle Taylor If there ...

Russian Daredevil Takes Insane Selfies Dangling From The Top Of High-Rise Buildings

The Huffington Post | Isaac Saul | Posted 03.21.2014 | Arts

We've found the Evel Knievel of photography. Armed with nothing but a camera and an abundance of bravery, Russian photographer Kirill Oreshkin take...

The 8 Essential Russian Foods Everyone Should Know

Thrillist | Posted 04.08.2014 | Taste
Thrillist

Russian food is rich in history and poor in PR.

Facing Fierce Fears

Edie Weinstein | Posted 03.29.2014 | Healthy Living
Edie Weinstein

As a medical social worker, I have witnessed both in my patients and clients. I saw my parents take a downhill slide as they aged, even though they did so with grace. I have a difficult time allowing myself to be taken care of, since my role has long been that of caregiver. As I face my fears, they become less fierce.

Russian Oil Giant Prepares To Tap Arctic

Reuters | Posted 12.03.2013 | Green

MOSCOW, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Gazprom has announced that it is on track to begin oil production this year at the Prirazlomnoye Arctic oil project that h...

Eliminating Syria's Chemical Weapons Goes Beyond the Security Council

Peter D. Rosenstein | Posted 11.13.2013 | Politics
Peter D. Rosenstein

Securing and destroying Syria's chemical weapons stockpiles will not be easy, risk-free or cheap -- especially if the violence has not completely dissipated.

Roman Kriheli: The Most Beautiful Woman and Painting in the World?

Malcolm Harris | Posted 10.23.2013 | Arts
Malcolm Harris

This may be the first time many of you are hearing his name, but I can almost guarantee you it's a name you won't soon forget -- Roman Kriheli. Although, after disappearing completely from the art scene over 20 years ago, many people have not forgotten his magnificent paintings.

Russia and Egypt: An Interesting Sense of Outrage

Charles Karel Bouley | Posted 10.20.2013 | Politics
Charles Karel Bouley

There's a lot be be angry about across the world. But there's also a lot to be angry about right here. A lot. And we can't keep acting like sectarian violence isn't happening in the streets of America.

America Meets and Greets the World... in Mississippi!

Saul Gitlin | Posted 07.29.2013 | World
Saul Gitlin

Established by the federal government in 2002, The Language Flagship is, today, a national network of 26 intensive programs located at 22 academic institutions and 10 overseas centers.

Tselkov In New York: Brutal Beauty at the Back of the Candy-Store

Simon Hewitt | Posted 07.27.2013 | Arts
Simon Hewitt

After wowing London with his Last Supper at Saatchi during the Winter, Oleg Tselkov hit New York this Spring.

'Now That's Italian!'

Jerry Zezima | Posted 05.04.2013 | Comedy
Jerry Zezima

As a nice Italian boy, as well as a former runner-up in the Newman's Own & Good Housekeeping Recipe Contest for a dish I called Zezima's Zesty Ziti Zinger, I have many remembrances of things pasta.

Caviar Pie

Laura Kumin | Posted 08.31.2012 | Taste
Laura Kumin

Don't be put off by the name of this appetizer. Although the words caviar and pie may seem incongruous, in this case they meld beautifully together.

Elevating Ike: An Audiobook Review

Tom Alderman | Posted 05.29.2012 | Books
Tom Alderman

If you're a hardcore Democrat, this audiobook could turn you around about the man.

Exploring Mutual Russian-American Influences At Weill Hall

Christopher Atamian | Posted 03.20.2012 | Arts
Christopher Atamian

They should have brought Anastasia Khitruk and her remarkable violin playing to the Yalta Conference -- she could have charmed the pants off FDR and S...

The Bhagavad Gita

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar | Posted 06.19.2013 | World
Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

The fact is that it is not the scriptures that inflict terrorism; it is the misinterpretation of an ignorant and stressed mind which justifies their actions quoting scriptures.

A Case of Russian Sexpionage in Britain or Simply a Case of a Young Woman Preferring Older High Ranking Officials?

Haggai Carmon | Posted 01.01.2012 | World
Haggai Carmon

Ekaterina "Katia" Zatuliveter insists that she is not a Russian spy operating in the UK. MI5, the British internal intelligence service insists that she was working for Russian intelligence and wants her deported from the UK.

Christie's Absurd Claims

Paul Abrams | Posted 11.28.2011 | Politics
Paul Abrams

Governor Chris Christie claimed President Obama came into office in a crisis, and did not lead. Moreover, he suggested the president did not recognize problems and push to solve them. He must not understand the meanings of two words: "filibuster" and "abuse."

What of Persian and the Lingua Franca of the New Century?

Sam Sasan Shoamanesh | Posted 09.06.2011 | World
Sam Sasan Shoamanesh

What of the sway of Persian, or for that matter, any other language in today's world? It is language capable of 'selling' to an increasingly aware world-population that will be triumphant in the 21st century.