Review: The Queen of Spades by Alexander Pushkin


As a Russian history enthusiast I’m always surprised by the fact that I’ve never read Pushkin, except in short excerpts. The Queen of Spades tells the story of greed and avarice (the insatiable desire for wealth) in a way that…

Review: The Tsar of Love & Techno by Anthony Marra


  I feel like words cannot accurately describe how much I enjoyed these short stories. Marra manages to produce the ideal mixtape with The Tsar of Love and Techno. Marra returns readers to the terror of Soviet Russia and Stalin’s…