Louis Train review Rock, Paper, Scissors: "a master-class in noticing."
What does it take to succeed in Russia? Wits, talent, and wiliness – or so claims Joshua Yaffah, the author of Between Two Fires: Truth, Ambition, and Compromise in Putin’s Russia. [...]
Micah White is not a household name, but his influence as a writer and activist in the past decade has been extraordinary. In 2011, he called on his readers and followers to “flood into lower [...]
Louis Train reviews Pravda Ha Ha by Rory MacLean: "an interesting travelogue and a badly under-researched political text".
Louis Train reviews The New Battle for the Atlantic by Magnus Nordenman.
Theatre of the Absurd: the case that united Russia’s artists against the government, and the verdict that struck them down
Louis on the Seventh Studio Case and the trial of director Kirill Serebrennikov.
When Russia began gradually enforcing quarantines in late March, the country’s art community followed suit. Galleries transitioned to online, performance art became virtual, and recreating famous [...]
Louis Train reviews Evgeny Grishkovets's novel The Hemingway Game.
Amanda Sonesson reviews Sergei Lebedev's latest novel, The Goose Fritz, a story about "how the difference between life and death can lie in the specific order of a bunch of letters."