Tolstoy, Rasputin, and Teffi, One of Russia's Greatest Woman Writers

Tolstoy, Rasputin, and Teffi, One of Russia's Greatest Woman Writers

By Hans Rollman

Teffi’s genius lies in applying a light, ironic and at times satirical flair of humour to deeply serious subjects 24 May 2016 // 8:30 AM

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//Recent Reviews

11 May 2006 // 3:00 AM

On a Clear Day (2006)

Frank's quest shapes a kind of secret fraternity for the men around him. They revel in his determination to do what seems impossible to them.

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11 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

Carol Danvers is motivated by an insecurity that will resonate with a lot of readers. And this makes her an interesting character.

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11 May 2006 // 1:00 AM

Elbow

supporters may be content to keep their favorite British import to themselves, but when I see that pile of unsold tickets, it makes me want to shout.

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Lockpick Pornography by Joey Comeau

You have to admire the guy's chutzpah and directness, and love the fact that he's utterly circumventing the 'norms' of how one is a success in the publishing world.

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Lansing-Dreiden: The Dividing Island

At what point does a piece of music turn from artful homage to unintentional parody?

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Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti: Lover Boy

It’s fun to take a trip down a nostalgic path that never existed in the first place.

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11 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Little Willies: The Little Willies

Restrained and polished, the Little Willies are the perfect example of a democracy that needs a dictator.

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11 May 2006 // 12:00 AM

The Concretes: In Colour

Although nostalgia is the album's overwhelming theme, if you're bewitched by The Concretes' backward-looking Technicolor pop, there's no need to feel like you've been duped.

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Sunset Rubdown: Shut Up I Am Dreaming

Spencer Krug steps out from under the shadow of Wolf Parade to shine a light on his more morose and introspective inclinations.

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Mark Pickerel and His Praying Hands: Snake in the Radio

On his solo debut, Pickerel proves there is life after grunge -- and it's Americana!

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From Hungary to Hollywood: "The Undesirable"

// Short Ends and Leader

"At just over an hour, a lot happens in this broadly gestured, melodramatic story set in Transylvania.

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