Culture

How battle rap and streaming platforms are bridging Kyrgyz hip-hop’s elders and youth

How battle rap and streaming platforms are bridging Kyrgyz hip-hop’s elders and youth

‘Take away our chance to work and it's the equivalent of dying’: remembering Giorgi Shengelaia, Georgia’s genius cinema autuer

‘Take away our chance to work and it’s the equivalent of dying’: remembering Giorgi Shengelaia, Georgia’s genius cinema autuer

The Trap: Ludovic Bruckstein’s elegantly-observed novellas are a time capsule and warning about Romania’s lost multi-ethnic world

The Trap: Ludovic Bruckstein’s elegantly-observed novellas are a time capsule and warning about Romania’s lost multi-ethnic world

Russian art-activist brand Kultrab to launch feminist calendar for International Women’s Day

Russian art-activist brand Kultrab to launch feminist calendar for International Women’s Day

When a Romanian pop sensation was appointed ambassador for legendary sculptor Brâncuși, scandal ensued

When a Romanian pop sensation was appointed ambassador for legendary sculptor Brâncuși, scandal ensued

Fat Thursday? Enjoy Poland’s tastiest holiday with this delectable doughnut recipe 

Fat Thursday? Enjoy Poland’s tastiest holiday with this delectable doughnut recipe 

The glorious optimist: Hungarian neo-avantgarde artist Dóra Maurer arrives at London’s Tate Modern

The glorious optimist: Hungarian neo-avantgarde artist Dóra Maurer arrives at London’s Tate Modern

To The Lake: Kapka Kassabova’s book is a melancholic tale of boundaries and war in the Balkans

To The Lake: Kapka Kassabova’s book is a melancholic tale of boundaries and war in the Balkans

Marble Ass, Yugoslavia’s first openly queer film, turns 25. Here’s why you need to watch it

Marble Ass, Yugoslavia’s first openly queer film, turns 25. Here’s why you need to watch it

Uzbekistan’s liberal Ilkhom Theatre survived decades of dictatorship. Now real estate developers could spell its downfall

Uzbekistan’s liberal Ilkhom Theatre survived decades of dictatorship. Now real estate developers could spell its downfall

Beyond borders: how today’s Ukrainian artists are setting their sights on the world

Beyond borders: how today’s Ukrainian artists are setting their sights on the world

The Watchlist: Kirill Serebrennikov’s The Student is a dark teen drama about religious fanaticism

The Watchlist: Kirill Serebrennikov’s The Student is a dark teen drama about religious fanaticism

Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky detained for leaking a French politician sex tape

Russian artist Pyotr Pavlensky detained for leaking a French politician sex tape

Leading Russian cultural figures protest ‘terrorism’ jail terms for leftwing activists 

Leading Russian cultural figures protest ‘terrorism’ jail terms for leftwing activists 

Can you ever truly know your mother? In the novel The Doll, Ismail Kadare thinks you can't

Can you ever truly know your mother? In the novel The Doll, Ismail Kadare thinks you can’t

Heading to Croatia? Here are the books, movies, and bands you need in your life to get beyond the tourist trail

Heading to Croatia? Here are the books, movies, and bands you need in your life to get beyond the tourist trail

Listen to Russia’s new generation of electronic talent with this exhilarating mix from #internetghetto

Listen to Russia’s new generation of electronic talent with this exhilarating mix from #internetghetto

The otherworldly sound of Polish-Chinese musician Ai fen

The otherworldly sound of Polish-Chinese musician Ai fen

Discover the best Russian art from the new millennium at this festival in Manchester

Discover the best Russian art from the new millennium at this festival in Manchester

Protesters take to the streets after Moldovan authorities threaten creative groups with eviction

Protesters take to the streets after Moldovan authorities threaten creative groups with eviction