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      Ukraine, a “Supermarket” for Guns
      Jan17

      Ukraine, a “Supermarket” for Guns

      Ukraine has long had a tricky relationship with guns. In the course of its post-Soviet history, it has been the only country in Europe without legislation governing the civilian possession of firearms. More than a dozen laws have been proposed, but none have been passed by parliament. Instead, Ukrainian gun ownership is regulated by ordinances...

      Will Putin Unite the European and American Right?
      Dec23

      Will Putin Unite the European and American Right?

      For several years now, Vladimir Putin has been offering himself up as a helpful big brother to the parties of the European far right, and they’ve responded with expressions of warm family feeling. Marine Le Pen, the leader of France’s anti-immigrant, anti-European Union National Front, has praised Putin’s strong leadership and...

      The Bard of Eastern Ukraine, Where Things Are Falling Apart
      Nov28

      The Bard of Eastern Ukraine, Where Things Are Falling Apart

      When I spoke with the Ukrainian writer Serhiy Zhadan this past summer, at a café in the ninth district of Vienna, I found him much gentler than I had imagined him to be. As a public persona, Zhadan is sexy and tough and the lead singer of a ska band called Sobaky v Kosmosi, or Dogs in Outer Space. His music is post-proletarian punk, his poetry is...

      Cartoons from the December 5, 2016, Issue
      Nov28

      Cartoons from the December 5, 2016, Issue

      See the rest of the story at newyorker.comRelated:The Bard of Eastern Ukraine, Where Things Are Falling ApartTrump Picks El Chapo to Run D.E.A.Silicon Valley Has an Empathy Vacuum …read more Source: The New...

      A Generic Dream of the South
      Oct28

      A Generic Dream of the South

      In Williamsburg, around the corner from a shop selling “Western Inspired Goods,” there is a bar that is set in the imaginary Southern town of Belle Shoals. No further geographical specifics are offered—country bacon is served alongside mescal and aquavit. Embedded in a bookcase, in pride of place, is a Wurlitzer jukebox, accepting coins in...