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About Masha Udensiva-Brenner

Masha Udensiva-Brenner is a founding editor of Construction magazine.

What Ever Happened to the Smashing Pumpkins?

What Ever Happened to the Smashing Pumpkins?

On the lost magic of a onetime super group.

MusicPosted on March 21, 2013
In Conversation with Joan Acocella

In Conversation with Joan Acocella

The New Yorker’s dance and book critic, Joan Acocella, talks about writing, editing, and the political constraints of criticism. ..

InterviewPosted on March 31, 2012
Parasites Rule the World!

Parasites Rule the World!

A new take on the absurdity of Russian culture.

CulturePosted on February 14, 2012
The Little Leader

The Little Leader

The strange provocations of Kim Jong-Il.

PoliticsPosted on December 19, 2011
Road to Democracy?

Road to Democracy?

Muscovite George Gogolev on the Saturday protests in Russia.

InternationalPosted on December 13, 2011
Prokhorov for President

Prokhorov for President

The Russian billionaire reenters politics.

InternationalPosted on December 13, 2011
The Russian Protests

The Russian Protests

How the Russian elections resulted in a popular uprising.

InternationalPosted on December 7, 2011
The Voice on the Other End of the Line

The Voice on the Other End of the Line

Are the founders of <span style="font-style: normal;">Construction</span> in over their heads?

Finding Jonathan BobbinsPosted on December 2, 2011
Russia’s Sinking Electoral Process

Russia’s Sinking Electoral Process

What do you do when elections no longer matter?

InternationalPosted on November 21, 2011
Debunking the Historical Importance of Lev Vassilynikov

Debunking the Historical Importance of Lev Vassilynikov

Even the greatest authors can sometimes seem insignificant.

Finding Jonathan BobbinsPosted on November 9, 2011
The Generation Debate

The Generation Debate

On getting older and why the aging process is becoming harder and harder to pin down.

CulturePosted on October 31, 2011
Confessional: What I Discovered in Long Island

Confessional: What I Discovered in Long Island

Does Masha's grandmother actually know any secrets?

Finding Jonathan BobbinsPosted on October 25, 2011
The Boxer Politician

The Boxer Politician

Can Vitali Klitschko realize his dream of a democratic Ukraine?.

InternationalPosted on October 17, 2011
Why I’d Never Read <i>Crime and Punishment</i>

Why I’d Never Read Crime and Punishment

How a Russian writer made it through life without reading the greatest Russian novel.

BooksPosted on October 13, 2011
Confessional: I’m Not Really Related to Lev Vassilynikov

Confessional: I’m Not Really Related to Lev Vassilynikov

Can I get to Bobbins before David does?

Additions, Finding Jonathan BobbinsPosted on October 7, 2011
The Cult of Putin

The Cult of Putin

How an authoritarian leader became a national celebrity.

InternationalPosted on October 3, 2011
From the Assassination of Sadat to the Birth of Brooklyn’s Empire

From the Assassination of Sadat to the Birth of Brooklyn’s Empire

Steve Hindy talks about his time as an AP War Correspondent in Egypt, his run-in with the mob, and the creation of the Brooklyn Brewery. ..

InterviewPosted on June 20, 2011
Conversations in Little Egypt

Conversations in Little Egypt

Masha Udensiva-Brenner heads to Astoria to find out what Egyptian New Yorkers think about the recent regime change in Egypt. ..

PoliticsPosted on June 20, 2011
News

We are still accepting submissions and would love to read your work. Please see submissions for guidelines. While most publications are on hold as we work on making some enhancements, we will try to tide you over by continuing to publish new poetry. We will be back to full speed in the Fall. Stay tuned for updates!