Articles by Artemy Troitsky

A Look at the 1990s, A Decade of Sex, Drugs and Excess

  • 04 May 15
  • Calvert Journal
The 80s were divided into two five-year periods, one black, one white. First there were the death throes of Soviet power and of the succession of short-lived general secretaries that embodied it, played out to the accompaniment of an extraordinary unstoppered carnival of underground art (from Mukhomory to the Necrorealists, from Alexander Bashlachev to Sergei Kuryokhin, from Ilya Kabakov to Pyotr Mamonov).

Goodbye Intellect, Hello Dogma

Russia is "super" only in terms of its territory and natural resources. As a state, nothing works except corruption.

Don't Accept the Status Quo

I am not going to read you a sermon. I don't possess any special knowledge on which to base a sermon. I am just as lost as all of you. I am just as unsure about who is to blame and what needs to be done.

I'll Take ABBA Over Lady Gaga Any Day

Few, if any, are happy about the state of pop music in the new century. Their frustrations come from different corners Ч the formerly almighty captains of the music industry complain about vanishing sales and profits. Pop stars blame Internet users for robbing them. Music purists complain that contemporary music isnТt worth a dime.

METRO DIARY: A View From the Bedroom

METRO DEARY: The Way to Sexual Reform

METRO DEARY: The Macho Ties That Bond

METRO DEARY: Best, Worst Awards for '97

METRO DEARY: Catchwords Best Forgotten

METRO DEARY: Summing Up Dreadful '97

METRO DEARY: Get Better Boris, Then Quit

METRO DEARY: Brave New Moscow Is Built

METRO DIARY: TV's Banquet of the Senses

Journalists Get No Respect

No Sympathy for Pop Devils

Oblomov's Last Temptation

October Theses for 1997

Silence on Russia is Golden

Time for Castro Perestroika

Malta No Asylum for Mafia

Rabbits, Beware of Wolves

Terminator for President?

No Need to Keep Chechnya

Silence of Lambs, Wolves

Truth About Unisex, Power

Fresh from Benelux Break

The Last Refuge of a Patriot

Gay Pride, Russian Prejudice

China's New Gem to Covet

More Alive Than All Dead