Charlotte is to blame for this one. ;) 1. You used to live in the Carolinas, now you live in … Continue reading Break from Snark: Interview Meme
I did this interview following the publication of the “Vanya” interview below. Once again, the name “Evan” is not real.
Our exchange was inspired by Vanya’s peculiar (in my opinion) take on marriage. Continue reading ““So, what’s it like being in an ‘unconventional marriage,’ Evan?””
The following conversation took place while I was on one of my regular visits back home to Kiev, Ukraine. After I left, a number of points still needed to be clarified – and eventually were, through e-mail. The name Vanya is not the real name of the man I spoke with. In fact, all names here have been changed. Vanya is a friend of a friend of a friend. I do not know his last name, I do not know much about him in fact – all I know is that his family is relatively well-off, and that he is pretty young, early 20’s. I have had some trepidation about publishing our conversation here, but this recent discussion has convinced me to go ahead and do it. In particular, it was the repeated question of “what about the men who go to prostitutes” (I’m paraphrasing here) that has inspired me to take the plunge.
Natalia: So this probably seems weird.
Vanya: Sasha told me that you were a journalist, so not really, no.
Natalia: Well, I’m not really talking to you in any sort of professional capacity, and I don’t want to turn this into a thesis, so I’m going to try to be short and sweet about it, you’ve paid prostitutes for sex, right?
Natalia: Can we talk about why?
We talk about racism and Bill Clinton’s sperm. While I’m at it, on GC, M. Dodd talks about her morning. … Continue reading Axis of Evil comes to AC