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Crimea in Sunnier Times

Aryanna Prasad | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Aryanna Prasad

It's never easy when a nation is divided by ethnic identity, something difficult to understand as an American. I can only empathize after a few weeks spent in Eastern Europe, having merely scratched the surface of identity conflicts in the region.

Crimea, Now Scene of a Russian Invasion, Is a Tourist Gem: A Photo Essay

Mike Arkus | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Crimea has much to offer the traveller, whatever his/her predilection -- once Russian President Putin reins in his current imperialist caper.

A Black Sea Cruise Picks Up Where the Olympics Leave Off

Peter Mandel | Posted 02.18.2014 | Travel
Peter Mandel

You can keep your inland towns that rise up over farms or crouch beside a busy river. Give me a city that turns its face to the sea. I like looking o...

The Ghosts of Yalta Haunt Us Today

Eric Margolis | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Eric Margolis

In Yalta in February, 1945, US President Franklin Roosevelt, Britain's Winston Churchill, and Soviet ruler Josef Stalin met to decide postwar Europe's future.

Pete Seeger, "Folk Music" and the Left

Jesse Larner | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jesse Larner

As someone on the left who loves folk music, I understand that I'm supposed to feel mystically uplifted by the dean of activist folkies. But I never could stand Pete.