After the whole spring of commercially successful ‘bombasters’ like Man of Steel and Iron Man-3, we witnessed poor performance of several other high-budget blockbusters, among them Wolverine (the lowest grossing film in the X-men franchise so far) and The Lone Ranger, only partially rescued by audiences in non-US markets.… Read the rest
One of the most popular searches leading to my blog is ’modern Russian literature’. So, I’m starting a series of blog posts about contemporary Russian authors and their books.
I’ll start with one of the most prolific and popular authors, Boris Akunin.… Read the rest
Sometimes we look hard for new things to enjoy when all you have to do is simply to go and discover another culture.
I grew up in Sakhalin, which is an island located in the Far East of Russia. Japan is the closest country to Sakhalin, they are separated by a forty-kilometer water boundary of La Perouse Straight, named after the great French sea-traveler.… Read the rest