| Jul 31, 2014
| 1:15 PM
Jewish immigrants have provided a rich source of comedy — some of it dark — in American literature. Think Bernard Malamud, Philip Roth, Gary Shteyngart and, more recently, Anya Ulinich. Make way for a fresh female voice. Yelena Akhtiorskaya,...
| Aug 1, 2014
| 6:30 AM
LONDON -- Ukrainian filmmaker Dziga Vertov's 1929 silent film "Man with a Movie Camera" has been voted the world's best documentary ever by a poll of filmmakers and critics organized by the British Film Institute's Sight & Sound magazine.
| Jul 16, 2014
| 5:13 PM
On May 11, officers from Russia's Federal Security Bureau arrived at the Crimea home of movie director Oleg Sentsov, where he lives with his wife and two children.
Though Sentsov was known for his opposition to Russia’s annexation of Crimea and had...
| Jul 18, 2014
| 2:24 PM
In early May, this picturesque city on the Black Sea suffered a surprising, gruesome tragedy. Forty-eight people were killed when Ukrainian nationalists and pro-Russian separatists faced off in a bloody street fight that culminated in a fire at a trade-...
| Jun 18, 2014
| 12:11 PM
Killings, abductions and torture have escalated so intensively in the eastern Ukraine areas occupied by pro-Russia gunmen that "a climate of insecurity and fear" now prevails in the region, a United Nations human rights monitoring team reported Wednesday....
| May 11, 2014
| 10:47 AM
Galvanized by fear and propaganda, residents of eastern Ukraine voted Sunday in a widely condemned and unmonitored referendum on independence that is expected to be declared an overwhelming victory by its separatist organizers.
| May 11, 2014
| 7:23 PM
Some residents of this eastern Ukrainian city voted for independence Sunday in expectation of soon having their region annexed by Russia.
Others cast "yes" votes as what they considered a first step toward demanding more regional autonomy while...
| May 1, 2014
| 5:04 PM
KGB agents are apparently not taught history, or so it would seem from Vladimir Putin's recent statement that only "God knows" how a portion of southeastern Ukraine ever became part of that country. The Russian president refers to the region as "New...
| May 30, 2014
| 4:00 AM
The prospect is alluring: long-term influence over a Russian-speaking corridor linking eastern Ukraine and Crimea, ensuring supplies of electricity, food, jet engines and other military hardware as well as unfettered access to offshore oil and gas fields....
| Jun 11, 2014
| 9:54 AM
The world of high-tech hype was thrown on its ear over the weekend by the news that a computer had passed the "Turing Test" for the first time. The idea was that a machine had finally breached a threshold distinguishing human intelligence from...
| May 8, 2014
| 2:30 AM
"Peace, as we have seen, is not an order natural to mankind: it is artificial, intricate and highly volatile. All kinds of preconditions are necessary." -- Michael Howard, "The Invention of Peace"
And here comes World War I, wrapped in World War II,...