Big Questions, Big Fun: ‘Travesties’ Returns to Broadway
In ‘Travesties,’ the question of what art is becomes a bracing comedic rollercoaster involving Lenin and James Joyce, while a fight for college places unfolds in ‘Transfers.’
THE HUNT FOR RED OCTOBER
Rasputin's a Star 100 Years After the October Revolution
While Putin and the Kremlin aren’t sure what to do with the centennial of the October Revolution, most Russians are focusing on the deaths of the czar, his family, and Rasputin.
CENTURY OF BLOOD
100 Years of Communism’s Bloody Legacy
One hundred years ago this month, Lenin detrained at Finland Station. Now, young people think George Bush killed more people than Stalin. We need some history lessons, pronto.
Why Lenin’s Grand Tower Never Got Built
The idea was to build a huge tower, grandly celebrating Lenin’s brand of socialism. But the avant-garde, rotating ‘Tatlin’s Tower’ would never come to be.
The Evil Pragmatism of Joseph Stalin
Legend has it that the Russian leader was an evil idiot. But Stephen Kotkin's new biography reveals a learned despot who acted cunningly to take advantage of the times.
Smashing Lenin’s Statue
In massive protests Sunday, demonstrators toppled the 67-year-old symbol of Russia-Ukraine relations. Crashed into the ground, it lay shattered in pieces.
Robert Capa at 100
This month marks a century since the birth of the fearless war photographer. From the Spanish ‘Falling Soldier’ to D-Day, see some of his best work. By Justin Jones.