Douglas Smith

Rasputin was one of the 20th-century’s most infamous and least understood figures. In Rasputin: Faith, Power, and the Twilight of the Romanovs Douglas Smith went where biographers have seldom gone—deep into the Russian archives—and found a ... more

Dec 6, 2016 3:37 PM Books

In the year 2154, Max (Matt Damon) is one of many workers toiling on a ruined planet Earth while the privileged look down upon them from Elysium, an enormous, futuristic space station equipped with every imaginable more

Aug 7, 2013 1:35 AM Film Clips

Before the revolution, the gentry and nobility formed a significant percentage of Russia’s population. Even Lenin emerged from its ranks. But even before the Bolsheviks secured control over the country, the gentry were under more

Nov 28, 2012 3:12 PM Books