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  • In Gorky's famous anecdote: One evening in Moscow, in E.P. Pyeskovskaya's flat, Lenin was listening to a sonata by Beethoven being played by Isaiah Dobrowein, and said: I know nothing which is greater than the Appassionata; I would like to listen to it every day.

    Archive 2009-05-01

  • Because he fits so well into the crazy painter trope, it may be difficult to see past the media buzz and look -- really look -- at Gorky's art.

    ArtScene: Southern California's Top Ten Exhibition Picks for 2010

  • This production has much the same team—and cast—as two other recent NT Russian productions, Gorky's "Philistines" (2007) and the stunning staging of Bulgakov's "The White Guard" (2010).

    An 'Orchard' in Need of Trimming

  • Testimony to the melodic talents of Gorky's Zygotic Mynci frontman Euros Childs and Teenage Fanclub's Norman Blake, and low-key or not, the pair's self-titled debut album has summoned more excitement than recent releases by either's main enterprise.

    This week's new live music

  • While in Russia visiting Lenin, Wells stayed in Gorky's apartment, where he met the Russian writer's partner, a woman everyone called Moura, then 30 years old, previously the wife of a Baltic landowner killed in the revolution and for a time the lover of one of Britain's unofficial representatives in Russia.

    John Gray on humanity's quest for immortality

  • This solo show collects a number of his hugely appealing tales of smalltown life, and focuses on his abiding love for a bunch of fellow Carmarthenites, faintly obscure 90s indie band Gorky's Zygotic Mynci.

    This week's new comedy

  • "Gorky's operated in isolation more than any band I've ever known," said Williams.

    Label of love: Ankst

  • It includes early tracks by Super Furry Animals, Catatonia and Gorky's alongside more obscure gems.

    Label of love: Ankst

  • Although the phenomenon was chiefly represented by mainstream acts such as Manic Street Preachers and Stereophonics, bands including Catatonia, Super Furry Animals and Gorky's Zygotic Mynci put Welsh music on the map.

    Label of love: Ankst

  • In other words the events that led to Gorky's mother dying of starvation in his arms came about as the result of "atrocities" but not "genocide."

    John Seed: The Other Armenian: Arman Manookian's Short Life, and His Art


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