Digitally Humane Translation

Digitally Humane Translation

In February of last year, one of the biggest “lifestyle” magazines in Russia, Afisha, published a “gay” issue featuring interviews with 27 people from all…

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Learning Wikipedian

Learning Wikipedian

Last March-April (2013) I participated in a free, online course offered through the Peer 2 Peer University School of Open on “Writing Wikipedia Articles: The…

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Amerika -- The Course (Part 2)

Amerika — The Course (Part 2)

In part 1, I tried to summarize the origins and objectives of my course on “Amerika Through Russian Eyes.” In this continuation, I’m including a…

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Amerika -- The Course (Part 1)

Amerika — The Course (Part 1)

The original iteration of “Amerika Through Russian Eyes” was a short, intensive course on Russian literature and culture that was also intended to help Russian…

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Amerika - The Beginning

Amerika – The Beginning

Before I went to Leningrad during my junior year of college, I suppose I thought mostly that Russians saw America and Americans through nuclear-colored glasses. …

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Catalog of Likes and Dislikes

Catalog of Likes and Dislikes

Vehement likes: wit, bioluminescence, when a band sounds better live than on CD, climbing flowers, masterfully constructed plots (mostly, but not exclusively, literary), public schools,…

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25 Things

25 Things

1. 99.9% of the time, I don’t recognize anyone or anywhere in my dreams – they’re all people I don’t know/have never met in waking…

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