At My Modern Met, Emma Taggart has a gallery of needle-felted cuties created by Nastasya Shuljak. “Shuljak’s portfolio of miniature felted friends comprises recognizable creatures such as polar bears and foxes, but she also crafts cute, otherworldly critters that look like they’ve just wandered out of an enchanted […]
“In 1929, the Russians produced their first talkie, the snappily titled The Five Year Plan for Great Works. The possibility of synchronized sound inspired a trio of pioneers, composer Arseny Avraamov, animator Mikhail Tsihanovsky and engineer Evgeny Sholpo who were fascinated by the curved loops, arcs and waveforms […]
The director of the Bolshoi Ballet has acid thrown in his face and The New York Times reports on the vicious underside of the Bolshoi Ballet. “The stories about vengeance at the Bolshoi Ballet go back centuries: The rival who hid an alarm clock in the audience, timed […]
Napoleon’s invasion of Russia was a gruesome historical tragedy; or, a colossal act of hubris that cost the lives of 400 000 soldiers. Sounds like the perfect milieu for a vampire feeding frenzy! Jasper Kent’s Twelve is an odd mix of historical novel, horror, and, of all things, […]
A thorough and well-illustrated look at Soviet science fiction, from the 1920s through the 1980s. (via SF Signal)
The Master and Margarita anime? That’s right, Russian animation in Japanese style at Catsuka!