Arts & Culture

6 November 2014
Casting Light on Serbia’s ‘Dark Times’
The cartoonist Dusan Petricic has inspired generations of children to stick to basic rules. He’s now applying the same methods to grown-ups.
By Uffe Andersen
 
5 November 2014
The Wall and the Pile

A tale of two songs that brought East and West together through the ambiguity of metaphor.

By Boyko Vassilev
 
9 October 2014
Uzbekistan’s Silver Screen Promotes ‘Traditional Values’

Cautionary tales of wayward young people warn against Western influence. From EurasiaNet.org.

By Murat Sadykov
 
7 October 2014
Many Convicted in Macedonian Spy Scandal, Hryvnya and Ruble Stumble as Ukraine Conflict Drags On

Plus, a Navalny ally asks for British asylum and Vanessa Redgrave unveils her new documentary about desperate Bosnian factory workers.

By Ky Krauthamer, Klein Aleardi, Ioana Caloianu, and Anders Ryehauge
 
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28 August 2014
Ukraine on the Brink Amid Growing Reports of Russian Involvement

Plus, booming Poland plans to boost public spending while recession-hit Croatia scrambles to find more budget cuts.

By Ky Krauthamer, Barbara Frye, and Ioana Caloianu
 
28 August 2014
Beyond Dirty Words

The isolationist, statist approach to culture in contemporary Russia goes well beyond banning swearing. From openDemocracy.

By Marina Mikhneva
 
22 August 2014
How to Steal a Museum Premium

Art theft in Uzbekistan has apparently become so commonplace that even state officials acknowledge it.

By Dengiz Uralov
 

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