The year in fiction: Our favorite 2018 novels
The year in fiction. Peruse our favorite 76 novels from the past year at the 2019 Tournament of Books long list.
Better to have loved and lost—and best to have written an essay about it. Surviving the Russian melodrama of young love.
Our Russia hand submits a roll-up of all the corruption, crises, ill-preparedness, highways paved with French luggage, and other #sochiproblems surrounding Putin’s graft-gutted Winter Olympics.
Rough waters for Russia’s fabled Bolshoi Theatre have prompted soul-searching among the country’s dancers, officials, and fans.
The world of the myope is often a nicer place—faces lack wrinkles, and trees seem to be painted by Monet. Then, during a visit to Moscow, a black spot appears.
I did it. In doing so, I confirmed a few things for myself:
I’m still a Russophile.
I’m an old one at that. It’s...
Eighteen years ago today, disaster struck Chernobyl and the world turned to the news—similarly as it has for North Korea’s recent train crash, with just as much misinformation.