Such virtue hath my blog.
I’m a Ukrainian-American writer and journalist, and co-founder of the Anti-Nihilist Institute.
I have written for The Washington Post, Politico, The Guardian, Foreign Policy, Newsweek, The Balkanist, Mashable, Vocativ, Mic, the Moscow Times, The Baffler, openDemocracy, the London Review of Books blog, the International Business Times, TechPresident, GlobalComment, the WdW Review at the Witte de With Center for Contemporary Art, Little Atoms, and Grazia. My poetry has appeared in Pedestal Magazine and my fiction has appeared in Strange Horizons.
I was deputy editor then acting editor-in-chief of the Moscow News, Russia’s oldest English language newspaper, before the agency that owned it, RIA Novosti, was liquidated and an era ended. Here are my parting words on the matter (an archived version – the newspaper was taken offline and, I’m told, the print archives are also gone forever).
I also used to write plays and produce documentaries. I used to do a lot of things, actually. And I have lived in a lot of different places, for which I will always be grateful.
I once made a poem out of my favorite books list on Facebook (then continued to update it as I continued to read):
Human Croquet, The Master and Margarita, Lolita, The Lord of the Rings, The Book of Lost Things, American Gods, Me Talk Pretty One Day, Their Eyes Were Watching God, The Secret History, The White Guard, A God in Ruins, The Hero and the Crown, Redeployment, Written On the Body, Fragile Things, Wicked, Harry Potter, As I Lay Dying, The Beach, The Goldfinch, The Life of Arsenyev, The Death of Ivan Ilych, Not the End of the World