There are many, many embarrassing photos of me during my teen years, but one of the biggest was […]

May 1945, just six months after my husband Hal was born, World War II in Europe ended. However, […]

We here at Tropics of Meta–and our sister podcast Doomed to Repeat–have been thinking about Russia for a […]

Years ago, I was in a stupid bar on the Upper West Side of Manhattan.  We used to […]

Zinaïda Gippius (1869–1945) was a leading and founding figure of Russian Symbolism, the dominant literary and cultural movement in […]

Over the next several weeks Rutgers’s James McGavran will be joining us to share his translations of major Russian […]