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Spotlight On: Project O.G.I., Moscow

  What began in the early 90s as the meeting of a few select friends to discuss art and culture in a private apartment soon grew into an intellectualists’ paradise in the form of Project (or Proekt) O.G.I. Project O.G.I. is part publisher, part art gallery, music venue, clubhouse, restaurant and all night bookstore. Nearly every evening is something different ... Read More »

News: International Controversy at the Louvre

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  The Louvre may have just put on display more works of art that inspire a little violence as it has just revealed its new exhibition, “Counterpoint, Contemporary Russian Art.” The exhibition includes four pieces by Russian artist Avdei Ter-Oganyan, one of which calls for an attack on the Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin. The works of art are from ... Read More »

Liverpool Celebrates Its Musical Heritage With Lennon Festival

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  Almost every major city in the world has its own musical heritage worth investigating. As you can see from our “Music + Travel Worldwide: Touring the Globe Through Sounds and Scenes”, Moscow has its underground clubs, rife with punk acts influenced by over a century of chanson protest music, Los Angeles has its own Californiacated version of country and ... Read More »

Books, Ballads, and Acoustic Eastern Punk: Museyon’s “Russian Night” at WORD

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  From chanson to Russian cookies, it was a evening of Eastern Bloc delights at Greenpoint’s WORD last night. Deep in the heart of a Brooklyn neighborhood that still echoes with a long history of Russian residents, WORD played host to Museyon’s andJauntsetter’s curated night of music and travel. After some introductory remarks by Jauntsetter’s Dorothy McGivney and our own ... Read More »

New Album is Sing-A-Long Biography of Van Gogh

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  When we first started putting together our brand new “Art + Travel Europe: Step into the Lives of Five Famous Painters”—our exhaustively researched guidebook that walks you through the biographies of Vermeer, Van Gogh, Goya, Munch, and Caravaggio via the places they worked and the cities they lived in—we thought we had a pretty high-concept way of documenting the ... Read More »

“Jud Suss” Revisited, Haunted Hotels, and “A Prophet” Wins Top French Prize

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  “A Prophet”, which just opened in the States last Friday, has won the César—France’s equivalent of the Academy Award. (Yahoo!)   Martin Scorsese may have the International Olympic Committee and NBC to thank for the box-office success of “Shutter Island”. (NYT)   Authorities are warning civilians to be on the look out for giant battling robots in Moscow and ... Read More »

Endangered Soviet Sites, “Vacation” Reboot, and Getting to Cuba Legally

  Twenty years after the fall of the U.S.S.R., Soviet landmarks in Moscow including the Mayakovskaya metro station, Lenin’s tomb, and The Melnikov House (pictured above) are in disrepair and under threat of disappearing forever. (Guardian UK)   Like James Bond, Clark Griswold of “National Lampoon’s Vacation” is the latest iconic movie hero to undergo a dark, edgy “reboot”. (Cinematical) ... Read More »

The Scene In Six Sounds: Canada

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Despite being the butt of many musical jokes (see Bryan Adams, Nickelback and Celine Dion), Canada is something of a musical hub right now. In fact, you’ll find many of the world’s most fashionable bands in residence, wowing critics more and more by the day. While Canada’s superstars might not have taken the world by storm in terms of sheer ... Read More »

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