Architects! Where is Your Cortex?
Long ago I did a poster, aping Wyndham Lewis. It was a lame attempt to dun builders for flouting the practicalities of living and working in the things they make, like the add-on structures cluttering the grounds of Kyiv Pechersk Lavra.
The lavra remains an architectural dog’s breakfast, yet the aura is lighter than when Russian security agents diguised as monks patrolled the sprawling compound.
Admission is free!
On the Russia jacked, flanked by disabled veterans of The Great War wearing McDonald’s janitor gowns, Putin on Monday said Russia would continue launching air attacks on Ukraine.
Russia, which ten years ago illegally annexed Crimea and invaded eastern Ukraine, today says it will “retaliate” against Kyiv for attempting to defend itself against unprovoked attacks.
The New York Times, which almost always gets all its stories wrong about Ukraine, fails to point out the Russian president’s lunatic reasoning in its latest dispatch, titled “Putin Vows to Keep Up Bombardment After a Russian City Is Hit. President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia says his country will continue targeting Ukrainian cities in retaliation for a deadly attack on the city of Belgorod on Saturday.”
On the Ukraine jacket, this: