Masha Gessen
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The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin
12 Apr 2012 // 5:00 PM

A chilling account of how a low-level, small-minded KGB operative ascended to the Russian presidency and, in an astonishingly short time, destroyed years of progress and made his country once more a threat to her own people and to the world.


One Wishes That Masha Gessen's 'The Man Without a Face' Were Fiction
12 Aug 2012 // 5:10 PM

“The simple and evident truth is that Putin’s Russia is a country where political rivals and vocal critics are often killed, and at least sometimes the order comes directly from the president’s office.”

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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