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

17 May 2010 // 8:30 AM

Gaida: Levantine Indulgence

At times a song offers to bear a more passionate weight than the musicians are willing to give it, and then the softness becomes frustrating.

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Quartet of Happiness: The Monster Returns

Sure they're silly, but this self-described "Theatrical Jazz Experience" can still play circles around most people.

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Living the Legacy: The Untold Story of Milton Hershey School

In Living the Legacy, students struggling to put their lives back together at the Milton Hershey School appear in images at once explicit and poetic, in interviews and observational footage.

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LCD Soundsystem: This Is Happening

Serving up a comprehensively postmodern survey of pop culture with wit, panache and an enviable dose of hooks, LCD Soundsystem take its place on 2010's shortlist of year-defining albums.

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16 May 2010 // 10:00 PM

Club 8: The People’s Record

Can a song be both hopeful and pessimistic at the same time? That’s the essence of The People’s Record.

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16 May 2010 // 10:00 PM

Poirier: Running High

The remixes of Running High point out that despite Poirier's willingness to experiment with styles bound to the dancefloor, his methods are still terribly limited.

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Carrie Rodriguez: Love and Circumstance

For her third solo record, Carrie opts for covers over her own songs, but it's a highly listenable affair that will tide us over until next time.

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MTV’s ‘Daria’ Was Spun-off from ‘Beavis and Butt-head’

A quintessentially '90s show filled with apathy, sarcasm, and pop culture laden dialogue, Daria was the perfect encapsulation of the time period.

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He’s In Search of the Blues, and Lord Does Bill Minutaglio Find Them

This is an emotive, compelling, and enlightening collection of essays thanks as much to Bill Minutaglio's writing as the inherent human interest in the topics he chooses.

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Arctic Monkeys: My Propeller EP

Arctic Monkeys' EP runs largely on the title track's strength. Still, even the weaker tracks point to a bright future for the band and its nascent laureate, Alex Turner

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Supernatural: Season 11, Episode 22 - "We Happy Few"

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"The show serves up an Avengers-esque character round-up, but the plot is powerless.

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