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Seduced By Music & What Russians Think

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Riff Cohen in the video for her single A Paris

The latest post at BACK. is all about music. Keeping an open mind. And being seduced. Three good reasons to go there now. Music features in the next radio edition of Life Elsewhere with 8 Bit Operators covering innovative musical icons Kraftwerk, Devo, Depeche Mode & The Beatles in micro-digital space-punk hard-chiptune style, utilizing re-tooled micro-chip hardware such as Game Boys, Ataris, Nintendo Entertainment Systems, Commodore 64 and Apple II 8-bit computers.

Plus, a Life Elsewhere exclusive interview with Russian blogger Sergey Armeyskov. We’ll ask the author of Russian Universe for his overview of the average Russian’s take on the downing of Malaysia Flight 17.

Life Elsewhere airs every Monday

9.00am ET (1400 GMT) 

WMNF 88.5fm

streaming at www.wmnf.org

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Be Better Informed About Putin. The End Of Selfies? Licking Dishes. Lovely Illustrations. And Apricot.

Dog shit selfieNew at BACK. Norman B comments on Mika Brzezinski’s extraordinary disparagement of Vladimir Putin. He recommends a short film from Australian directer Ben Briand, a site about licking food off the dish, a French multi-talented artist and a reason why you may never look at Selfies the same again. Go to BACK. here

Russophobia Continues?

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In the next edition of Life Elsewhere we explore Russophobia with Russian blogger Sergey Armeyskov. The author of  Russian Universe is fascinated with how the West sees Russia. We ask Mr. Armeyskov to share the Russian take on Russophobia, the Ukraine situation, anti-gay propaganda and homophobia.

Plus, Masha Gessen, gay Russian activist and author of The Man Without a Face: The Unlikely Rise of Vladimir Putin and Dr. Jimmie Cain author of  Bram Stoker and Russophobia: Evidence of the British Fear of Russia in Dracula and The Lady of the Shroud

Life Elsewhere airs 9.00am EST,
Monday, March 17
WMNF 88.5FM
streaming: www.wmnf.org
Podcast

Erotic Movies. Minimalist. Poly Furniture. Curiosities. Book Shelves. Books About Russia. Cat Tail. Art Collective. Sex & Food. Bad Habits.

Monica Menez - TortureThe latest post at BACK. features links that will keep you busy for, well, a long time. Beautiful videos, photos of cats, books that help us to understand Russia, sex and food (not always in that order and sometimes together), artists and their manifestos, furniture from polystyrene and much more. Plus a brilliant sample of how sampling can be so very, very creative.

Peter Tatchell Speaks Movingly On Anti-Gay Agenda At Sochi

Peter TatchellSpeaking from London, Peter Tatchell, political campaigner best known for his work with the LGBT social movements, spoke to Norman B about the International Olympic Committee allowing anti-gay agendas to be present at the Sochi Winter Games“We are raising two issues of homophobic discrimination that have not been acknowledged or remedied by the IOC. It very disturbing that the IOC has not sought to overturn the ban on Pride House, despite being urged to do so way back in 2012 when the Russians announced that it would not be permitted. I hope that even at this late stage the IOC will take action to uphold Principle 6 of the Olympic Charter, which prohibits discrimination,” says Peter Tatchell. In a  moving interview Peter eloquently tells of his past visits to Russia, being singled out and severely beaten because he is gay. The Peter Tatchell Foundation seeks to promote and protect the human rights of individuals, communities and nations, in the UK and internationally, in accordance with established national and international human rights law.

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