Articles by Jessica Lee



Looking for the Best of the Worst Moscow Dining

After yet another unfulfilling Moscow meal, one expat recently snapped and launched his own restaurant review web site. This is no Michelin list, as he refuses to rate any restaurant with one star, let alone five.

How an iPhone Helped a Crash Victim Recover

Eight days after her 19th birthday, Vera Uvarova found herself lying prostrate in a hospital bed, metal pins in her knees, lucky to be alive after a near-fatal car accident.


Looking Into the History of Russian Video Art

The Moscow Museum of Modern Art continues its three-part series over three years on the history of Russian video art.


Talking Heads, Butterflies Mix Science and Art

It's 'science fair meets art gallery,' but without the baking soda volcanoes, at the ScienceArtFest this week, as scientists, designers, artists and architects from around the world present their techno-artistic conceptions through a combination of videos and live installations.

Teen Photo Wonder Tells Tales

"Fairy Tale of Dasha Yastrebova," the latest project from the 19-year-old photo phenom Yastrebova, is more Grimm than Disney.

Teen Photo Wonder Tells Tales

Forget your fairy godmothers and frog princes. This fairy tale is of a very different character from the light-hearted bedtime stories of childhood: more Grimm, one might say, than Disney.

Blinis by Red Square for 2009 Maslenitsa Carnival

The Moscow City government organizes Maslenitsa celebrations, with free blinis included, all over the city.

Stars Shine on Valentine's Day

While the snow is melting outside, why not have your heart melt inside the Olimpiisky Sports Complex along with thousands of others, where Craig David, the veritable Cupid of R&B, will pierce your soul with songs of love, heartbreak and the things he does on every day of the week?

Skating Season Opens on Red Square, City Rinks

Skating rinks have opened around Moscow. With close to 90 open-air ice rinks spotting the city, you are sure to find one to satisfy whatever atmosphere or price range you might be seeking.

Moskva Reads: Famed Bookstore Turns 50

Fifty years after it first opened its doors, the Moskva bookstore celebrates its anniversary with an exhibition at the Tretyakov Gallery.

Art, Clowns and Charity

Don your red, foam nose, your big floppy shoes and prepare for an evening of art, clownery and philanthropy at an auction Nov. 14 to raise money for Maria's Children, an organization that works with orphans and children with disabilities.

'Small' Is Actually Big at Guelman Tribute Show

When stepping into the "Small" exhibition at the Guelman Gallery, keep your eyes wide open, for you run the risk of not just missing one of the miniscule works on display but treading on one.

Hungarian's Innovative Action Shots at Manezh

Head to the Manezh this month and month to feast your eyes on photos by Martin Munkacsi, a man who inspired photographers such as Richard Avedon and revolutionized fashion photography.