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When I first heard of White Dog, I thought it was an unintentional comedy. I discovered the film on a long-forgotten webpage where brief synopsis were given of obscure dog films (something I was very into at the time and most of which I would still watch today).
War Sanctions And Putin’s Family: His Daughter Katerina Is Reported To Have Had A Child By Munich-Based Ballet Master Igor Zelensky
The impact of rigorous Russian choreographers and dancers on the history of ballet is almost incalculable — without Nijinsky, Balanchine, Nureyev, Makarova, Baryshnikov et al., the world’s ballet stages would be profoundly diminished. Until his resignation for “family reasons” on 4 April, the director of the Munich’s Bayrisches Staatsballet, Bavarian State Ballet, the formidable dancer and choreographer Igor Zelensky (no apparent relation to the Ukrainian president) stood firmly in that glittering, austere, tradition.
Future of Ukraine's city
Weeks after Russian forces had pulled out of the Kyiv suburb of Irpin, leaving a trail of unburied bodies, blasted homes, and booby-trapped rubble, a more peaceable force rolled in: 120 architects from all over Ukraine, summoned to figure out what to rebuild first and how to do it. Among them was a team from Archimatika, a Kyiv firm trying to reconcile two competing priorities: replacing what’s broken right away, and making Ukrainian cities better than they were. “We need to build housing quickly and cheaply, but it has to be nice, and not just for a few years but for the future,” says the firm’s co-founder Aleksandr Popov. “We can’t make the same mistake we did after World War II, when we made so many very bad buildings.” By “we” he means the Soviet Union, and by “bad” he means the infamously drab, ostensibly temporary apartment blocks called Khrushchyovka still quietly crumbling in virtually every city from Tallinn to Vladivostok.
What is the Political Consequences of the Economic Crisis in Russia.
In the post-Soviet period, Russians have faced numerous difficulties. The 1992 "shock therapy," the August 1998 default, and the worldwide crisis of 2008–2009 all had political ramifications. The current economic slowdown, on the other hand, is structural, long-term, and unfolding against the backdrop of a worldwide pandemic, limiting the effectiveness of government tools in dealing with the problem.
When Will Black America Shoot Back?
May is mental health awareness month in the United States, but in reality, one group has been under attack for their basic freedoms since the 1800s. Black America is under attack as they are now the fourth living generation of African descendants of the transatlantic slave trade to deal with a version of mental enslavement. They still remain the only active race inside America whose origin story looks and sounds like the beginning of the popular animated film, Encanto. A group of people running for their life. The system of power in America is built against this specific group.
Economic collapse is upon us
I remember being a kid when my parents had to go through a financial crisis. It was back in 2008 and it was caused by the American housing bubble. Back then I only felt it partly because my parents made sure that I and my sister were well-taken care of.
The Elephant In The Room
No one is talking about the elephant in the room. Yesterday, another mass shooting. It’s becoming so common that it doesn’t even phase most of us anymore. Half of the country has normalized it, and the other half is appalled by it.
Roe v Wade: A Brief Summary
One of the hottest topics in American news today is the leaked draft opinion of the US Supreme Court, which seems to lean towards overturning the landmark case of Roe v Wade. Essentially, if such a decision is issued, laws would go into effect in thirteen states completely banning abortion, and the right to have an abortion could be severely restricted by law in possibly another nineteen states.
To Heal A Nation
After a weekend undisputed violence that rocked this nation there are concerning questions that need direct answers with solutions that will restore and heal the gaping holes in our society and our economy. It is in education that holds many of the answers. When we look back in the history of the United States, we find the roots of racial prejudice stemming from the way our politicians ransacked the reconstruction process following the Civil War.
Book Bans Are a Slide Towards Authoritarianism
Banning books. I never thought I’d see it in the modern era. The United States of America is a country based on the principles of protecting free speech, no matter how offensive that speech may be. Mr. Ron DeSantis, Governor of the state of Florida, do you believe in the concept of free speech? Will you fervently defend the 1st Amendment? Based on the bills you’re signing into law, I think not.
Can We Eat Money?
Sri Lanka, historically known as Ceylon, is a South Asian island country whose official name is the Democratic Socialist Republic of Sri Lanka. It is located in the Indian Ocean to the southwest of the Bay of Bengal and to the southeast of the Arabian Sea with a population of not more than 22 million. Sri Lanka has a 3,000-year known history, with evidence of prehistoric human habitation. It has a diverse cultural history.
Chicago Real Estate - Rising Out of the Swamp
Anyone who is aware of Chicago knows that it is a metropolis full of diversity, replete with culture, with people who are proud to be Chicagoans, and a splendid spirit in the veins of the Chicagoland earth.