Antisemitism and Celebrities
Sometimes there are so much information about the world, it’s hard to keep it all in your head. How many municipalities does Greenland have? Who owns the Canary Islands? Do we know anything about Madagascar except for cars and that animated movie with comedian Chris Rock?
So we can forgive you for forgetting that Ukraine has been beseiged in its parliament by the All-Ukrainian Union “Svoboda” movement, a nationalist uber-right-wing Slytherin-esque party that is really interested in bloodlines and keeping up the traditions of the neo-Nazis. For the past several years, Svoboda has been gaining momentum with its anti-Russian sentiment, gaining 12 percent of the national vote in the last election cycle.
Which is all terrible, but you know, the anti-Semitic Svoboda party has been rising to power for some time. Why do we suddenly care?
We care because they started attacking on our own territory. We care, in short, because one of their leaders started going after Mila Kunis.
More Rubles Than You Know What To Do With
Buyers are already starting to despair when it comes to finding ultra high-end New York properties, especially after casino king Steve Wynn reportedly snagged the $77.5 million duplex penthouse at the Ritz-Carlton.
And in the future, the market may get even tighter for buying-crazed billionaires, with a new crop of Russians and Ukrainians eager to snap up trophy properties, a new CNBC video warns.
The proliferation of international art biennials continues. Culture officials in Ukraine announced that the nation will debut a biennial in Kiev, Ukraine, in May of next year. Leaders have selected a seasoned curator, David Elliot, who organized last year’s Sydney Biennale, as artistic director of the event, which will be held in the capital city’s National Culture and Art Museum Complex.
Stefania Dovhan curled up on a bench inside New York City Opera. She leaned her head against the railing of the lobby balcony and gazed out over the Lincoln Center plaza toward the Metropolitan Opera House. She had been there a few days before to see the famous Zeffirelli production of La Bohème, and she’d Read More
Everything Is Illuminated , by Jonathan Safran Foer. Houghton Mifflin, 276 pages, $24.
Jonathan Safran Foer wants to charm you right away. He’s in a hurry because he knows that if he doesn’t make you laugh quickly, he may well lose you. Which would be a shame, because Everything Is Illuminated , his extraordinary first Read More
Jim Wolfensohn came out swinging when he took over the World Bank in 1995. As a scion of the New York investment banking establishment and consigliere to the high and mighty, he seemed to have a decent shot at reforming the World Bank’s sclerotic bureaucracy. But when he trained his sights on official corruption, promising Read More