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From Lance Armstrong to Trump: The Rise & Fall of the Deified Narcissist

A look at a pair of liars and cheaters, who have more in common than meets the eye. Continue reading




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Michael Flynn, Vladimir Putin, and Jill Stein at a dinner party in Moscow.

Moscow on the Potomac: February is Going According to Putin’s Plan

The President of the United States has been compromised by the Russians. Whatever your politics, this is not something to be shrugged off.




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The Week in Bad Poems: The Ballad of Trump and Putin

If you’d rather not read a long essay about the Trump/Russia quid pro quo, here is a poem.




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Participation Trophy Politics

In Trump’s America, everyone can live vicariously, eliminating doubt, self-discipline and consequences.




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12 Musicians Who Died This Year Respond to the Election of Donald Trump

It’s entirely possible that there’s a musical solution to all this, and that the wisdom of those who have recently left us should not be squandered.




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From Russia with Trump

The Trump/Putin relationship is not a bromance, but a national security issue.




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View of the protest from Roman's apartment (those are his shoes).

A Conversation With Our Man in Kiev

Greg Olear interviews his friend, the film producer Roman Kindrachuk–a longtime Kiev resident, whose apartment overlooks Maidan Square–on the situation in Ukraine.




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"A little more sweat, please." Cathy Marie Buchanan at the barre, 1981.

Flowers of the Gutter: Ballet Companies as Brothels from Paris to Russia

Cathy Marie Buchanan on Degas, ballet and the sex scandals of the Bolshoi.




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13 Predictions for 2013

Greg Olear puts on his Nostradamus hat and foretells the best and worst of the year to come.




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