- This Week in Fiction: Tatyana Tolstaya on the Beauty and Anguish of Killing to Eat
- “Aspic,” your story in this week's issue, involves the preparation of a Russian jellied-meat dish, which is often served on New Year's Eve. Do you know the origin of that tradition? Is it a traditional dish in your own family?
- Credit Illustration by Bianca Bagnarelli
- Truth be told, I've always been afraid of it, since childhood. It's prepared not casually, or whenever the fancy strikes you, but most often for New Year's Eve, in the heart of winter, in the shortest and most brutal days of December.
- The Square
- In 1913, or 1914, or maybe 1915—the exact date is unknown—Kazimir Malevich, a Russian painter of Polish descent, took a medium-sized canvas (79.5 cm. x 79.
- See the Other Side
- A hot day in May in Ravenna, the small Italian city where Dante is buried. Once upon a time—right at the start of the fifth century A.D.
- Credit Illustration by Jason Holley
- Brezhnev died on November 10, 1982, just a few days after I was operated on at Dr. Fyodorov's famous eye clinic. I was nearsighted, and Fyodorov and his doctors, it was said, could correct your vision.
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