Monika Evstatieva

Monika Evstatieva appears in the following:

Jay-Z and Beyoncé's 'Everything Is Love' Shakes Up Summer Music

Monday, June 18, 2018

A season full of high-profile hip-hop releases just got hotter. NPR Music's Ann Powers and Rodney Carmichael break down the surprise release of Beyoncé and Jay-Z's collaborative album.

Comment

What Grief Looks Like: Documenting The Mementos Left After School Shootings

Tuesday, June 05, 2018

Since 2013, Andres Gonzalez has traveled to Newtown, Parkland, Columbine and other sites of mass shootings to photograph the ephemera — letters, teddy bears, origami cranes — left in memorial.

Comment

Donald Glover's 'This Is America' Holds Ugly Truths To Be Self-Evident

Monday, May 07, 2018

NPR Music's hip-hop journalist Rodney Carmichael breaks down the political and racial nuances of Donald Glover's new video.

Comment

How One Woman's Story Helped Set #MeToo In Motion In Russia

Friday, March 23, 2018

Sexual harassment has long been swept under the carpet in Russia. But by going on the record with her allegations against a powerful politician, a young journalist has raised awareness of the problem.

Comment

An 'Anna Karenina' For Our Times At Moscow's Bolshoi Theatre

Friday, March 23, 2018

The world-famous ballet company is iconic in Russia. Principal dancer Olga Smirnova says a new staging of a beloved epic takes it into the 21st century.

Comment

After Election Landslide, It's Putin's Russia (More Than Ever)

Monday, March 19, 2018

Vladimir Putin wanted a mandate to govern, and got it, with 76 percent of the vote. He will use the next six years to advance his mission: cementing Russia's role as a major player on the world stage.

Comment

From Pride To Protest: How Russians Feel About Their Presidential Election

Friday, March 16, 2018

Ahead of Sunday's presidential election in Russia, NPR spoke with a Putin supporter, an opposition supporter and a Russian who sees no point in voting.

Comment

The Russian Chef Who Is Bringing Back His Homeland's Colorful, Classic Cuisine

Friday, March 16, 2018

Before the Soviet period, "Russian food had color," says Vladimir Mukhin of Moscow's world-famous White Rabbit restaurant. He aims to honor those flavors, as well as locally source his ingredients.

Comment

Meet The Activist Who Uncovered The Russian Troll Factory Named In The Mueller Probe

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Lyudmila Savchuk infiltrated an online troll farm in St. Petersburg. "That feeling from the Soviet times — I can feel it everywhere," she tells NPR.

Comment

Brandi Carlile On Practicing Forgiveness, Even When It's Hard

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

"It's a really radical and ugly, difficult process that, you know, great beauty comes from." The folk singer discusses her new album, By The Way, I Forgive You, with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly.

Comment

Meet The Russian TV Personality Running For President Against Putin

Wednesday, February 07, 2018

A former reality TV star with a huge social media following, Ksenia Sobchak is a candidate in Russia's elections next month. She has a political pedigree, too: Her father was Vladimir Putin's mentor.

Comment

As The Pop World Seeks Accountability, Justin Timberlake Seems Lost In The Woods

Monday, February 05, 2018

NPR Music's Ann Powers breaks down the mixed reaction to Timberlake's big week, in which a new album and a Super Bowl performance both took a beating in popular opinion and the press.

Comment

Goran Bregović Reconciles Religion With Music On 'Three Letters From Sarajevo'

Wednesday, December 20, 2017

"I like to understand music as a conversation," the Balkan singer says. "Music is language."

Comment

The 'World Wide Funk' Of Bootsy Collins

Monday, October 30, 2017

The funk master is back with his first album in six years: World Wide Funk. He talks King Records and his relationship with the late Bernie Worrell in an interview with NPR's Mary Louise Kelly.

Comment

Sorrow, But Little Appetite For New Laws Among Nevada Gun Enthusiasts

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

Gun tourism is a thriving industry in Las Vegas, the city where a gunman killed more than 50 concertgoers and injured nearly 500 on Sunday. The attack is spurring calls for new gun control measures.

Comment

Starry Kitchen Cookbook: The Rocky Journey Of A Famed Underground Restaurant

Friday, August 25, 2017

Nguyen and Thi Tran started Starry Kitchen out of desperation. Now the couple has a new book with their best recipes and stories of their adventures in the culinary world.

Comment

'¡Murales Rebeldes!': These Disappearing LA Murals Mirror Their Community

Thursday, August 24, 2017

For years, Chicano muralists in Los Angeles weren't let into museums, so they made art where they could. "I wanted people to look at the mural and ... see themselves in it," says muralist Wayne Healy.

Comment

Scientists Hope To Farm The Biofuel Of The Future In The Pacific Ocean

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

International research labs are using seaweed to make biofuel, but little progress has been made in the U.S. Now scientists in California are developing a prototype to enable vast open-ocean farming.

Comment

Content And Connection: Arcade Fire On 'Everything Now'

Friday, August 04, 2017

The Canadian band's fifth album tackles human relationships in the age of infinite connectivity. Despite this, brothers Will and Win Butler think this is the band's most earnest record yet.

Comment

After 7 Decades, Sonny Rollins Can't Get Music Off His Mind

Monday, June 12, 2017

The legendary saxophonist, who recently donated his personal archives, speaks with Christian McBride and Audie Cornish about improvisation, innovation, mentorship and legacy.

Comment