Video: The Prodigy
Two days in the extraordinary life of the Bolshoi’s prima ballerina
John Balaban: Anna Akhmatova Spends the Night on Miami Beach￼
What killed her was the talk, the empty eyes,
which made her long for the one person in ten thousand
who could say her name, who could take her home,
giving her a place between Auden and Apollinaire
Bill McKibben: Putin’s Aggression Shows Why Defeating Autocracy Is Key to Combating Climate Crisis
Climate activists have arguably been a little too focused on politics as a source of change, and paid not quite enough attention to the other power center in our civilization: money. Efforts to punish Russia economically for its attack on Ukraine may hold valuable lessons.
Kenny Stancil: Russia Warns Kyiv Residents to Leave Homes Ahead of Bombing Blitz
Russia’s Defense Ministry announced plans for a bombing campaign in the Ukrainian capital.
Kimberly Parish Davis: The Messenger
When he came to the bottom of his street he could hear the screams. Chaos unfolded before him. Houses were burning and women were running hunched over as they tried to protect their children. Soldiers on horseback ran them down, shooting and slashing and impaling people indiscriminately.
Michael Simms: Rumor of War | February 24, 2022 ￼
I’ll say it again and say it differently
because the horror of war must never be forgotten.
The boy hid beneath the stairs
when the Good Guys came to kill him.
Jessica Corbett: Over 1,000 Russians Arrested for Protesting Putin’s Ukraine Invasion
“This is an unprecedented atrocity, for which there is no and cannot be any justification,” said nearly 200 officials from cities across Russia.
Norman Solomon: Bob Dylan and the Ukraine Crisis
I’ve learned to hate the Russians
All through my whole life
If another war comes
It’s them we must fight
Valerie Duff: Russian Chapter
Deserters call and wave their sacks
at the carriage bound for Petersburg.