Ideas & People

Desire International: unpacking the language of love and repression

Desire International: unpacking the language of love and repression

How one brand is reinventing contemporary fetishwear to create a more open conversation on sexuality

How one brand is reinventing contemporary fetishwear to create a more open conversation on sexuality

Fake Njuz: as Serbian media struggles, one satire site is speaking truth to power

Fake Njuz: as Serbian media struggles, one satire site is speaking truth to power

Explore Uzbekistan’s greatest landmark — via Minecraft

Explore Uzbekistan’s greatest landmark — via Minecraft

Emotional Clothing: the smart garments that change colour based on your mood

Emotional Clothing: the smart garments that change colour based on your mood

Elene Naveriani's film Wet Sand unearths Georgian society’s deeply-buried secrets

Elene Naveriani’s film Wet Sand unearths Georgian society’s deeply-buried secrets

The boy whose fantastical visions of the Kosovo War captured the world

The boy whose fantastical visions of the Kosovo War captured the world

‘People for the state or state for the people?’ Russian journalist accepts Nobel prize with call for press freedom

‘People for the state or state for the people?’ Russian journalist accepts Nobel prize with call for press freedom

Assessing Limonov, Russia’s most controversial writer

Assessing Limonov, Russia’s most controversial writer

The street fitness movement defying Poland’s conservative mainstream

The street fitness movement defying Poland’s conservative mainstream

Behind the Yugoslav art movement that predicted the birth of digital art

Behind the Yugoslav art movement that predicted the birth of digital art

How one Belarusian football club is using digital means to forge a more democratic future

How one Belarusian football club is using digital means to forge a more democratic future

The Calvert Journal wins 2021 Lovie Award for best overall social presence

The Calvert Journal wins 2021 Lovie Award for best overall social presence

Russian perfumiers launch the first cologne to smell like a fighter jet

Russian perfumiers launch the first cologne to smell like a fighter jet

Why a Russian charity wants you to buy trash from Lake Baikal

Why a Russian charity wants you to buy trash from Lake Baikal

Learning Russian: The Calvert Journal’s ultimate cultural guide

Learning Russian: The Calvert Journal’s ultimate cultural guide

How TikTok is helping Poland’s pro-choice campaigners engage a new generation

How TikTok is helping Poland’s pro-choice campaigners engage a new generation

Kyiv Post closes amid row over editorial independence

Kyiv Post closes amid row over editorial independence

In the Name of Love: the story behind the erotic Latvian self-help guide that brought sex to the USSR

In the Name of Love: the story behind the erotic Latvian self-help guide that brought sex to the USSR

Novaya Gazeta editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov wins Nobel Peace Prize

Novaya Gazeta editor-in-chief Dmitry Muratov wins Nobel Peace Prize