Photographer Khozga Hasan has been documenting Kurdish Peshmerga fighters who have been battling the Islamic State in Iraq. Erbil, Iraq-based Rudaw News’ website has the article here for your perusal.
Roger Scruton discusses ugliness in art and how to, if not fix the problem, then strive, at least, for better-quality art. Read more here thanks to Another City, A Journey Of Orthodox Culture.
Jonny Wrate of Roads and Kingdoms Magazine writes the article for the year for me! Many years ago, while living in Macedonia, my friends and I would discuss music, and two, Igor and Goran, turned me on to the fact that Mexican music was actually a big deal in the former Yugoslavia. It was the […]
Les Choeurs de l’Armée Rouge MVD (The Red Choir Orchestra and Ballet) make a joyful racket with one of Russia’s most endearing folk songs, Marusya.
I’m a bit late with this article, but it discusses a treasure trove of art which was forbidden in the Soviet Union. It turns out that these pieces were socked away in the Karakalpakstan province of Uzbekistan.
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Frank Zappa loved to annoy. I grew up watching him battle the Parent Music Resource Center (PMRC), among whose more famous founding members was Tipper Gore, ex-wife of then Senator (and complete douchebag to this day) Al Gore. Though he was, and is, a sleazy huckster, his wife ended up making friends with Frank’s widow, […]