Masha Udensiva-Brenner is a founding editor of Construction magazine.
What Ever Happened to the Smashing Pumpkins?
On the lost magic of a onetime super group.
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.
The Voice on the Other End of the Line
Are the founders of <span style="font-style: normal;">Construction</span> in over their heads?
Russia’s Sinking Electoral Process
What do you do when elections no longer matter?
Debunking the Historical Importance of Lev Vassilynikov
Even the greatest authors can sometimes seem insignificant.
Confessional: What I Discovered in Long Island
Does Masha's grandmother actually know any secrets?
Why I’d Never Read Crime and Punishment
How a Russian writer made it through life without reading the greatest Russian novel.
Confessional: I’m Not Really Related to Lev Vassilynikov
Can I get to Bobbins before David does?
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.
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.