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‘Despite the Falling Snow’ Has All the Spy Nostalgia You Want

‘Despite the Falling Snow’ Has All the Spy Nostalgia You Want

By Anubhuti Kumar and Staff Writer

March 29, 2017


Filed under Arts, Film

Triple-threat novelist, screenwriter and director Shamim Sarif's new film "Despite the Falling Snow" takes all of the glory and nostalgia of spy films and brings it to the Soviet Union.

‘Finding Babel’ Makes Russian Writer Into a Folk Hero

‘Finding Babel’ Makes Russian Writer Into a Folk Hero

By Carter Glace, Staff Writer

October 27, 2016


Filed under Arts, Film

In the new documentary "Finding Babel," attempting to cover the entirety of the rich history behind famed writer Isaac Babel and his legacy turns out to be too much to tackle in a single film, no matter how touching.

Students at NYU Prague respond to Ukrainian conflict

Students at NYU Prague respond to Ukrainian conflict

By Emily Bell and Jordan Melendrez

March 3, 2014


Filed under News

Czech Republic President Milo Zeman expressed his disapproval of Russian military action in Ukraine on March 1, comparing the potential consequences of troop mobilization to the 1968 invasion of Czechoslovakia by Soviet and Warsaw Pact troops. Despite warnings from U.S. government officials, Russia...

Kennedy’s assassination does not define his legacy

Kennedy’s assassination does not define his legacy

By Christina Coleburn, Staff Columnist

November 17, 2013


Filed under Exclude From Homepage List, Opinion

On this Friday, Nov. 22, 50 years ago, Americans reeled in the wake of one of the darkest events in national history when President John F. Kennedy assassinated. Celebrated for his soaring eloquence, invigorating idealism and Camelot dynamism, Kennedy enjoyed an average approval rating of 70.1 percent, the highest of any post-World War II president. Although his time in the Oval Office lasted just 1,000 days, most Americans felt an em...