News by Peter Derk March 16, 2016
Russians were surveyed to find their favorite writer. Who takes the cake?
Column by Brian McGackin September 30, 2013
Sifting through history, one classic at a time.
News by Rob Hart August 2, 2012
A short story written by Vladimir Nabokov about boxing is now available in English for the first time. Leo Tolstoy's great-great-great granddaughter helped translate it!
News by Rob Hart June 21, 2012
Director Joe Wright takes Tolstoy's sprawling novel about Russian people pretending to be French and sets the entire thing in a theater. It actually looks not terrible.
News by Rob Hart June 7, 2012
We still need editors in the digital age. Case in point: A find/replace swap goes awry, replacing every instance of the word "kindled" with the word "Nookd" in a digital copy of 'War and Peace'.