Art & Culture

Al​​eksey Balabanov: where to start with his films

Al​​eksey Balabanov: where to start with his films

Enlisting in the ‘forever war’: the untold story of Georgian soldiers in Afghanistan

Enlisting in the ‘forever war’: the untold story of Georgian soldiers in Afghanistan

Coming alive with skiing: The Accident is an elegant interwar novel on winter love | Calvert Reads

Coming alive with skiing: The Accident is an elegant interwar novel on winter love | Calvert Reads

Satirical Yugoslavian romance Man Is Not a Bird is a hypnotic film about desire | Film of the week

Satirical Yugoslavian romance Man Is Not a Bird is a hypnotic film about desire | Film of the week

Reviving Poland’s experimental radio archives

Reviving Poland’s experimental radio archives

‘No enemies, only survivors:’ Bosnia’s star writer, Faruk Šehić, on rivers, war and a borderless world

‘No enemies, only survivors:’ Bosnia’s star writer, Faruk Šehić, on rivers, war and a borderless world

Ifi Ude: the Polish pop balladeer blending Slavic and Nigerian folk traditions

Ifi Ude: the Polish pop balladeer blending Slavic and Nigerian folk traditions

Nina Kraviz’s lo-fi video for synthpop single This Time recalls the sweet ache of first love

Nina Kraviz’s lo-fi video for synthpop single This Time recalls the sweet ache of first love

Moss fails to heal the wounds of Lithuania’s memory wars

Moss fails to heal the wounds of Lithuania’s memory wars

Curvaceous shapes in cheerful colours: Ilona Keserü’s paintings wrest unbridled joy out of the grip of sorrow

Curvaceous shapes in cheerful colours: Ilona Keserü’s paintings wrest unbridled joy out of the grip of sorrow

Inside the world of Karlo Kacharava, the artist who shaped Georgia’s new avant-garde

Inside the world of Karlo Kacharava, the artist who shaped Georgia’s new avant-garde

A decade in Russian music videos from 2010 to 2020

A decade in Russian music videos from 2010 to 2020

‘History crams a lesson down your throat:’ a thunderous poem on wartime by Russian poet Polina Barskova

‘History crams a lesson down your throat:’ a thunderous poem on wartime by Russian poet Polina Barskova

Set in Armenia, The Lighthouse is a poetic, personal story on the return to childhood | Film of the Week

Set in Armenia, The Lighthouse is a poetic, personal story on the return to childhood | Film of the Week

Wake up, Danila: what if Aleksey Balabanov made Cyberpunk 2077?

Wake up, Danila: what if Aleksey Balabanov made Cyberpunk 2077?

Interweaving fact and fiction, an experimental film uses AI to reimagine Abkhazia’s past

Interweaving fact and fiction, an experimental film uses AI to reimagine Abkhazia’s past

How Ukrainian DJ collective Uklon brought Kyiv-style raves to lockdown New York

How Ukrainian DJ collective Uklon brought Kyiv-style raves to lockdown New York

Deri Dako’s hypnotic ambient LP explores the states between sickness and health

Deri Dako’s hypnotic ambient LP explores the states between sickness and health

The rise and fall of urban communes during the Russian Revolution | Calvert Reads

The rise and fall of urban communes during the Russian Revolution | Calvert Reads

Assessing Limonov, Russia’s most controversial writer

Assessing Limonov, Russia’s most controversial writer