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See also: Who Is Pussy Riot, and Why Do So Many Western Musicians Care?
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Song: Kelly Clarkson's "Mr. Know It All"
History: "Mr. Know It All" is the first single from Clarkson's fifth* album, Stronger.
*Since this is the "History" t ... More >>
In what might be another sign that Vladimir Putin is losing control of his country -- or at least its burger marketing departments -- comes a sensationally 'hip' commercial from Burger King. If Russian burger lovers were all hip-hop enthusiasts, then Burger King knows they would spin giant h ... More >>
Meet the Tuvan Beatles!If you thought Eddie Vedder invented throat-singing--well, think again. Traditional throat singers Huun Huur Tu "come from the former Soviet Autonomous Republic of Tuva, a sparsely settled region of grasslands, boreal forests, and mountain ridges" situated north of Mong ... More >>
BY MARC COOPER
Governor Gidget appeared on screen melting my heart and conquering my soul. That was after The Mayor of America softened me up.
Once I was blind. But now I can see.
I agree with every one of their points.
Black is white.
Up is Down.
Slavery is Freedom.
Arbeit Macht Frei.
We ar ... More >>
You can't rely on the official media to learn much of what's going on in Russia. The government owns all Russian TV stations, on which never is heard a discouraging word. Jon Stewart-style political satire has disappeared from the airwaves. Those pundits who dared to challenge government policy have ... More >>