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A reflection on hunting for work, and for meaning and sustenance, as a curator I am not an artist. I am also not a crafter, a musician, or a maker. I don’t sing, I don’t dance, and I don’t bake. I do, however, curate. And I love my career making exhibitions, writing, speaking, teaching, and […]

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Russian Academy Walks Back Honorary Degree For Orthodox Patriarch

January 22, 2019           |                                       

Following an outcry from its academics, the Russian Academy of Sciences has decided to retract its decision to name the head of the Russian Orthodox Church an honorary professor. Patriarch Kirill was due to formally accept the award at the academy’s headquarters in Moscow on January 22 along with Federation Council Chairwoman Valentina Matviyenko. The […]

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Some humble suggestions for stuffing the X-mas stocking ‘toward the Noel, that mort saison’– Marx planned to write a massive commentary on La Comédie humaine, Balzac’s undivine melodrama epic made up of innumerable novels and short stories. Given the Corn Laws chapters and the obsessive money-commodity-money chains of Das Kapital I, surely he would have […]

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Russia’s Khachanov Upsets Serbia’s Djokovic To Win Paris Masters Title

November 4, 2018           |                                       

Russia’s Karen Khachanov scored a major upset victory over Serbia’s Novak Djokovic to win the Paris Masters men’s tennis title, calling it the “biggest achievement” of his career. The 22-year-old Russia defeated the 31-year-old Djokovic 7-5, 6-4, denying the Serbian superstar a chance to win his fourth tournament title in a row. Djokovic, the reigning […]

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Russia's Tuktamysheva Wins Women's Skate Canada Title

October 28, 2018           |                                       

Russia’s Yelizaveta Tuktamysheva has won the women’s title at the Skate Canada International tournament, repeating the victory she recorded as a 14-year-old in 2011. Tuktamysheva scored 203.32 points on October 27 in Laval, Canada, topping Japan’s Mako Yamashita with 203.06 and fellow Russian Yevgenia Medvedeva with at 197.91. Tuktamysheva was the 2015 world champion, while […]

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Writer Megan Boyle details the process by which her experimental liveblog eventually turned into a novel and discusses the ways in which writing and documenting our own interior lives can help or harm us. Can you explain LIVEBLOG? It’s an experiment I did in 2013 when I was feeling at my wit’s end—I was tired […]

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Serbia’s Djokovic Wins U.S. Open Over Argentina’s Del Potro

September 9, 2018           |                                       

Serbia’s Novak Djokovic won his second straight major tennis title by defeating Argentina’s Juan Martin del Potro in the U.S. Open. With the 6-3, 7-6 (4), 6-3 victory on September 9 in Flushing Meadows, New York, the 31-year-old Djokovic claimed his 14th overall major title in his career. That put Djokovic tied for third place […]

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Russian Men’s Team Takes European Gymnastics Title, Matching Women's Team

August 11, 2018           |                                       

The Russian men’s gymnastics team won the team title at the European Championships for the third straight year, defeating the British, the last non-Russian team to capture the title at the event. The victory in Glasgow, Scotland, on August 11 allowed the Russian men’s team to match the women, who took the team title on […]

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Russia’s Kuznetsova Defeats Croatia’s Vekic To Win DC Open

August 5, 2018           |                                       

Former champion Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia rallied to defeat Croatia’s Donna Vekic and capture the WTA title at the DC Citi Open tennis tournament. Kuznetsova, the former No. 2 player in the world, 4-6, 7-6(7), 6-2 on a hot, humid day in Washington on August 5 to win the title. The victory gave Kuznetsova her […]

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