A new piece of mine came out - it's about Russian rip-off Harry Potter novels. And, behold, my masterpiece of a headline: Expecto patriotism: the magical yet dark world of Russian Harry Potter rip-offs.
My French colleague and dear friend Juilette Ihler and I wrote a piece about a very cool brave Russian artist/activist Katrin Nenasheva, who you might have heard about here in connection to Pussy Riot's Nadya Tolokonnikova. There's more to her story tha the Pussy riot connection, so go read.
Go read here in French.
Wrote about unexpected travel destination in Russia for the Guardian - read here.
It's also in the real print newspaper version, so read it there if you're one of those people who go out to the cornershop to buy newspapers!
I was away in Stockholm and London and two texts of mine managed to make it out onto Calvert Journal.
Here I am exploring the post-communist past in Poland and how it gets appropriated by the young, prompted - obviously - by the amazing food I ate in a milk bar in Warsaw in July.
Read here how I hung out with the coolest kids from cool St Petersburg garage bands (they all made me feel old and painfully uncool but hey at least I can write about cool people right).
Write something about yourself. No need to be fancy, just an overview.