Stories

Prozodezhda

The Failed Soviet Rival to the Flapper Dress

In post-revolutionary Russia, as the country’s thinkers attempted to work out a new way of life for citizens of the Soviet Union, a small number of artists grappled with a different problem: the clothes of the future.  Soviet clothing, they reasoned, should be “rational,” ...read more

Jesus and Judas

Why Jesus Was Betrayed by Judas Iscariot

From the moment he plants a kiss on Jesus of Nazareth in the Garden of Gethsemane, Judas Iscariot sealed his own fate: to be remembered as history’s most famous traitor. But by identifying Jesus to the Jewish authorities, Judas set into motion the series of events that became ...read more