Evgeny Belyakov: All the World’s a Stage
Jun29

Evgeny Belyakov: All the World’s a Stage

Russian theater takes on the LGBT struggle In the summer of 2015, the Satirikon Theater, one of Moscow’s most popular theaters dropped a political bombshell when it premiered the gay-themed play, “All Shades of Blue.” The play itself was a big surprise but even more so was the reaction of audiences and the critics who unanimously praised both the courage of the director and the very powerful message that the play delivered. Moreover,...

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Fear and Loathing in Orlando
Jun16

Fear and Loathing in Orlando

The drumbeats have started. Almost immediately after a mass shooting that left over fifty people dead on Latin night in a Florida gay nightclub, Pulse, the news shifted to the identity of the shooter himself. As soon as his name and the fact that his father immigrated (long ago) from Afghanistan was announced, the narrative began unfolding as Naeem Mohaiemen put it, on cue: This must be a terrorist attack. This is clearly an ISIS...

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