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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 »

Event Reminder: Museyon Storms Brooklyn’s WORD Tomorrow

Just making sure you’ve put it down in your itinerary and updated your iCal—tomorrow we are bringing our world of curated guides to your obsessions to our favorite bookstore on the planet (and from travelers like us that means something), Greenpoint’s own WORD. It’s “Russia Night” over at WORD and we’re packing a big bag of goodies to make the ... Read More »

WORD Up: We Invite You to A Night of Music, Books and Booze in Brooklyn

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  That’s right, three of our favorite things in one of our favorite places—Wednesday night at Greenpoint’s WORD bookstore will play host to our ‘Russian Night’, a celebration of all things east of the iron curtain. First off, we’ll hear from our own Laurel Maury, the author of the “From Russia With Luxe” chapter of our well-recieved “FILM + TRAVEL: ... 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 »

OUT NOW! Music + Travel Worldwide: 12 Cities / 12 Scenes

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In Music+Travel Worldwide our expert guides take a musical tour around the globe. Check out our sound sampler before you buy the book…   Jazz Land: Chicago by Peter Margasak Jazz Hometown Hero: Ken Vandermark and the Ken Vandermark 5     Click to hear 11 more… Read More »

Meet Museyon: Alina Simone

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On today’s episode of Meet Museyon, let’s say hello — or should that be привет — to Alina Simone. Alina is our guide to Moscow, St. Petersburg, and chanson, the soulful sound that grew from the Russian gulag. She’s also an accomplished singer songwriter. Meet Alina, hear her music and discover her favorite Soviet sounds (with tons of videos), after ... Read More »

Jailhouse Rock: Moscow + St. Petersburg

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Born in tsarist jails, transformed in the gulag into a tool of political protest, and immortalized on gangsters’ graves — the criminal chanson is about as bad a they come. Chanson is Russia’s romantic version of gangsta rap (or the darker side of country music), a blend of melancholic folk with klezmer and gypsy music. Alina Simone is your guide to Moscow and ... Read More »

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