Excuse me, your headline is silly. And russophobic

Russia abandons literary past!!! ZOMG!!!11!!!eleventy!!! Um, OK. Has anyone heard of this little thing called the financial crisis? Anyone? The Russian movie industry is largely in limbo at the moment, which means that high-art projects get shelved. Trust me, I ought to know. And I just love the line about the Kremlin’s “steely” silence. WhyContinue reading “Excuse me, your headline is silly. And russophobic”

Monday music: Pyatnitskaya at 5 a.m.

Is going to be one of those things that will stay with me for a long time. Head First – Goldfrapp Bonfires (Live) – Rickie Lee Jones All the Boogies in the World – White Rainbow Southbound Train – Travis Tritt I’ll Be That Girl – Barenaked Ladies Salty Dog – Flogging Molly Gettysburg –Continue reading “Monday music: Pyatnitskaya at 5 a.m.”

Wednesday Music: damn it feels good to be a gangsta, and be descended from gangstas

So I’m a few days behind – on account of being too busy living and working to blog – but I wanted to point out that the flat I am staying in here in Moscow belonged to the wonderful woman to whom this essay was dedicated. She loved me very much, and she loved myContinue reading “Wednesday Music: damn it feels good to be a gangsta, and be descended from gangstas”