June 18, 2006
The Stolen Prince Hugh Barnes Farrar, Straus and Giroux / 324 pages / $27.95 Russia has never exactly been a magnet for immigrants, but over the centuries foreigners have kept showing up, and their experiences have been unlike those of strangers anywhere else, certainly anywhere else in Europe. Foreigners can never become un-foreign among Russians, but they can become what you might call adjunct members of Russian society, and even gain a fair measure of respect from the chronically insecure people around them.
September 30, 2004
On Monday, September 27, 2004, EVELYN PUSHKIN (nee MOSSOVITZ); wife of the late Max Emanuel Pushkin, mother of Beverly Katz and Brigadier General Philip Pushkin (US Army Retired) and the late Boris Stanley Pushkin, mother-in-law of Sandra Pushkin and the late Martin W. Katz, sister Sylvia Hirsch, the late Samuel Moss, Jeanette Cohen, Hilda Ritt, Gertrude Levin, Harry Mossovitz, Morris Mossovitz and Marion Rosenberg; grandmother of Larry Katz, Rachael and Brian Schwartz, Stacey and Raymond Klebanow and Amy and Steve Jarkiewicz; great grandmother of Madisyn and Andrew Schwartz, Gabrielle and Max Klebanow and Carly Jarkiewicz.
November 9, 2003
Pushkin: A Biography by T.J. Binyon. Knopf. 732 pages. $35. T.J. Binyon's Pushkin, winner of the Samuel Johnson Prize for biography in England, has arrived in America. In this handsome volume of more than 700 pages, the reader is greeted by a typical page from one of the celebrated Russian poet's working notebooks. Caricatured male profiles, stylized female profiles with upswept hairdos, figures in expressive motion, fetishistic legs and feet, historical personages, friends, lovers, enemies and the occasional sword or pistol bloom crazily along the margins and between lines of poetry.
September 16, 2000
Gary Pushkin, a Baltimore area physician and weekend cook, shows the world how to make dessert with a blowtorch on a segment of "Ultimate Kitchens" airing today at 12:30 p.m. on The Food Network. Pushkin removes a cake from a mold with the blowtorch, then coats the cake with chocolate sprayed from a paint gun. Pushkin says he learned many dessert-making techniques from the late Eric Goldschmidt, a well-known Baltimore cake-maker who operated shops on Park Heights Avenue and in the York Plaza shopping center.
June 6, 1999
MIKHAILOVSKOE, Russia -- Zhenya Ryabova, 11 years old and very end-of-20th-century in silvery wraparound sunglasses and red "101 Dalmatians" T-shirt, hops off a lumbering tourist bus here and happily answers a request to recite a 179-year-old poem.With speed, enthusiasm and inflection, Zhenya rattles off her favorite part of "Ruslan and Ludmila," a poem about an evil dwarf thwarted by a romantic hero that was written nearly two centuries ago by Alexander S. Pushkin, who once lived on an estate in this northwestern Russia village.
March 17, 1999
It appears to be Pushkin season in Baltimore. Tchaikovsky's "Eugene Onegin," based on Alexander Pushkin's verse novel, is being performed by the Baltimore Opera Company, and a block away, at the Theatre Project, Pushkin-philes can see the great Russian writer's "The Little Tragedies" performed by the Stanislavsky Theatre Studio.Based in Silver Spring, the troupe was founded in 1997 by theater artists who emigrated from the former Soviet Union. The company has a movement-oriented approach, which ties in nicely with the dream-or-nightmare quality of the four short pieces that make up "The Little Tragedies."