Let's talk about how the animated classic handles history, Rasputin, and of course, Dimitri's hair.
Have you heard, there's a rumor that today is the 20th anniversary of Anastasia coming out in movie theaters … We talked to a Russia expert to learn how accurate the history was, the truth behind Rasputin, and what really happened to Anastasia.Read More
Things We Saw Today: Trump Says He “Doesn’t Remember Much” About His Aide Proposing a Meeting With Putin
Ever since Mueller Monday, it's become harder for Trump to scream that the Russian collusion investigation is a nothingburger witch hunt, because his former aide George Papadopoulos pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI about his contact with the Russians. Trump says his memory is just so darned fuzzy about the whole thing.Read More
Russia's Internet propaganda war on the U.S. is continuing apace.Read More
Studying mining! Divorcing! Straddling a motorbike!
Saudi Arabia has announced that it will lift its ban on women driving, which UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres wrote was "an important step in the right direction." But Saudi Arabia still has a long way to go—and the list of what women are prevented from doing in many countries is long.Read More
Trump was personally involved—nay, responsible—for the contents of Don Jr.'s initial, wholly inaccurate statement about How I Met Your Russian Lawyer. Remember that first claim about how Jr.'s meeting with Russians at Trump tower was about adoption and ultimately inconsequential? Yeah, the false one! That was Trump's doing. The hits, they just keep landing on our body politic.Read More
Stephen Colbert is wrapping up his "Russia week" as the investigation into the Trump campaign's possible collusion with the Russian government continues, and there's one allegation in particular that Colbert is interested in: the pee tape. So, he went to the room where it all supposedly went down.Read More
Someone is shopping around forged documents purporting to have intel on the Trump-Russia affair. They probably should have left Rachel Maddow alone.Read More
Mark Millar's 2003 limited series Superman: Red Son may find new life at Warner Bros, and news of these discussions is certainly popping up in interesting political times.Read More
National hero Stephen Colbert temporarily defected to Russian late-night TV, and it was everything we dreamed Stephen Colbert in Russia could be.Read More
After about two weeks off, Sean Spicer was back behind the White House press podium today, because Trump is apparently really enjoying dragging out his firing. The briefing, as you might expect, did not go well.Read More
"Here's the dealio. When Kislyak and Lavrov were in the Oval Office last week, Trump apparently went off script and started describing details about an Islamic State terrorist threat. That's unbelievable! Trump has a script? I don't believe that for a minute. I need intel on that."Read More
Crow T. Robot and Tom Servo pitch some wonderful Netflix show ideas to Netflix's "cuh-coh" (CCO), Ted Serandos.Read More
I know what you are, but what am I?
Every day the Comey firing becomes less like a slow-motion car crash and more like a multi-car pileup that a tractor-trailer fishtails into before exploding. Today Trump offered his latest version of the events that led to the FBI Director's firing—this is at least the third or fourth revision—but at least this sounds like it contains kernels of the truth. Trump says the firing was entirely his decision, and here's why.Read More
In breaking news, three officials have told The New York Times that fired FBI director James Comey asked for more resources to investigate Russian interference in the election just days before his abrupt termination. No wonder the unhinged Trump has been seen yelling at cable news in his copious amounts of free time.Read More
LiveJournal, the famed home of teenage angst and George R.R. Martin, has changed its user agreement to require compliance with the domestic laws of the Russian Federation - and that could be potentially awful for political and LGBTQIA content.Read More
2017 Reaches Peak Tragicomic, As The Russian Foreign Ministry Posts an Election Tampering April Fools’ Joke
The Russian Foreign Ministry has posted a "joke" about its tampering with the U.S. elections on Facebook.Read More
Feminism Around the World: Economist Analyzes Global Gender Gap in the Workplace Despite Feminist Gains
There's no question that, in many areas, the lives of women have improved worldwide as more and more women in more and more countries force gender equality to the forefront of the national discussion. However, there's also no question that "improvement" depends on the sector at which you're looking, and what you consider positive, feminist change.Read More
Does Donald Trump Realize He Basically Confirmed Reports That His Campaign Contacted Russia After Calling Them Fake News?
There's been a lot of talk about the dangers of legitimizing Donald Trump and his fascist tendencies, but it seems the person with the biggest problems in navigating the lending of legitimacy to something they don't like may be Trump himself.Read More
Feminism Around the World: Canadian Burlesque Dancer Tracks Down Fat-Shaming Internet Troll…a 15-Year-Old Boy
Jessica Davey-Quantick is a Canadian burlesque dancer who has a prolific Instagram. Now, it's already kind of a big deal for a woman to be online at all with, you know, a life or opinions, as evidenced by the trolls many of us suffer on a daily basis. Layer on top of that the identity of "burlesque performer," and you bring out all the specifically appearance-focused and/or "morality" focused sexism. Add the fact that the burlesque dancer in question is fat? You've hit the trifecta.Read More
Feminism Around the World: Russia Possibly Set to Decriminalize Domestic Violence, Because Who Needs Progress?
Last week, Russia's Duma passed a bill by a vote of 368 to 1 (with one abstention) that would decriminalize certain "less serious" forms of domestic violence, chipping away at progress that was already hard-won.Read More