Burn, Baby, Burn

For my final blog post, I would, perhaps appropriately, like to talk about a human invention that is slowly but surely disappearing from our lives: the written page.

// Aug. 22, 2012 - 18:46 GMT


'Botanicula’ and Sequels

Across all platforms, video games are thriving mainly due to sequels and remakes – much like Hollywood movies do nowadays.

// Aug. 15, 2012 - 19:52 GMT


Viral Killing Fields

Recently, the Ebola virus struck again in Uganda – and people everywhere have panicked, predictably.

// Aug. 08, 2012 - 14:21 GMT


Kuskovo’s Duck Tragedy

Can ducks be the stars of their own Greek tragedy? The answer, at least in Moscow, would seem to be yes.

// Aug. 01, 2012 - 19:46 GMT


On the Aurora Massacre

Theres nothing witty to say about the mass shooting at the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, Colorado. </p>

// Jul. 26, 2012 - 17:17 GMT


Stalin’s own Triffid

The summer dacha season in the Moscow region has me imagining that The Day of the Triffids is coming to life. </p>

// Jul. 18, 2012 - 17:58 GMT


The God Particle cometh

The biggest news in the science community is still the Higgs boson breakthrough – why, it even has its own song!

// Jul. 11, 2012 - 19:58 GMT


Downshifting at the Dacha

It wasnt so long ago that the summer dacha season for ordinary Russians was mostly associated with back-breaking gardening work, no hot water and similar pleasures of country life; whereas the trendy people just went abroad for vacation. </p>

// Jul. 06, 2012 - 22:50 GMT


Of Computers & Shamanism

Last week, I promised to explain the strange phenomenon of the Russian IT sector and tambourines.

// Jul. 04, 2012 - 16:40 GMT


The wacky world of Russian IT jokes

Its been another intense week in Russia and the world in general, and because we all deserve some downtime, Im going to go ahead and regale the readers of this blog with Russian IT jokes. </p>

// Jun. 28, 2012 - 17:12 GMT