For Freddie (2021)

Recently, while staying with my family in Moscow, I came across a pile of rock-related books that I adored as a teen. The majority of them was about Beatles, my first music love – a book of their lyrics, Russian translations of their biographies, and magazines featuring a story about, say, Paul McCartney (at that time, I thought of him as an old man – … Continue reading For Freddie (2021)

In Transit – Part 3

A Mind Journey To every man, in his acquaintance with a new art, there comes a moment when that which before was meaningless first lifts, as it were, one corner of the curtain that hides its mystery, and reveals, in a burst of delight which later and fuller understanding can hardly ever equal, one glimpse of the indefinite possibilities within. (C.S. Lewis, Out of the … Continue reading In Transit – Part 3

In Transit – Part 1

A Sentimental Journey Embarking on a journey means boarding a train. You sit by a window, leaning on a dusty glass (do not lean on glass, it’s dirty!) staring at the trees flying by, the wires going up and down, the thundering noise of a passing train, the tattered stations, towns, and villages, the names that fade from your memory; the well-known routes and the … Continue reading In Transit – Part 1

The River of Time

I am so happy to share an essay written by my dear friend and co-author Anastasia (Nastya) Arkhipova. For many years we have been sharing similar passions and interests – eventually, our lifetime friendship culminated in a book The Era of TV Series OR How the Masterpieces of A Small Screen Changed Our Lives. This is what our manifesto is about – our creative relationship … Continue reading The River of Time