Oct 16 2017

From Russia with Grub = Salo from Ukraine

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From Russia with Grub = Salo from Ukraine

So after reading this review “Russian House Through the Eyes of a Russian Transplant in Austin,” (Austinot.com, September 19, 2017) by Yulia Dyukova (@TheFoodieMiles), I decided to check out this Russian House (Доме России).

I tried the salo, which looked like raw bacon, but was actually salted pork belly.

The homemade mustard and horseradish was probably the best I’ve ever had, best in Austin for sure.

I also randomly came across some “Revolutionary ceramics and textiles: USSR, 1919-1931,” this morning via TheCharnelHouse.org.

 


May 18 2017

4 International Things to Read this Weekend

4 International Things to Read this Weekend

Here are four recent items to read this weekend that have an international bend to them:

1. “Bono has a Message for Young Christian Artists” by Carol Kuruvilla, Huffington Post, May 16, 2017.

 

2. ” ‘In Ireland, men treat women with such respect. I’ve never been objectified here‘,” by Sorcha Pollak, The Irish Times, May 17, 2017.

 

3. “Will Ukraine Ever Change?” by Tim Judah, New York Review of Books, May 25, 2017 issue.

 

4. “The Baghdad Road,” by Ghaith Abdul-Ahad, London Review of Books, May 4, 2017.


Feb 1 2017

Reading About Russia (and other things)

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Reading About Russia (and other things)

An excerpt from Victoria Lomasko’s book  In Tbilisi ‘”It’s forbidden to be sad in Georgia,” in n+1 magazine. Also Benjamin Cohen’s “Letter from Ukraine: Don’t Let Refugee History Repeat Itself,” in The Forward, January 31, 2017.

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Meanwhile, stateside: Aaron M. Renn’s “The Real State of America’s Inner Cities,” in NewGeography.com from February 1, 2017.

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And it was a rather London morning in Austin earlier:

 

#Morning #fog and streetlamp, #Austin

A photo posted by Christopher Landrum (@landrumc) on

Update: color photographs of the Soviet Union in the 1950s from On Wednesday, we wear red Tumblr:

 


Oct 25 2016

Reading About Dada, Prisons, Bookstores, & Ukrainian Ceramics

Reading About Dada, Prisons, Bookstores, & Ukrainian Ceramics