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A Gay Russian, Exiled in Ireland
Evgeny Shtorn and Alexander Kondakov were living together in St. Petersburg when Vladimir Putin began his crackdown on the L.G.B.T.Q. movement in Russia, passing laws that prevented gay â€œpropaganda.â€ Kondakov is a scholar of the movement, and Shtorn has studied the sociology of hate crimes against gay men. The couple also worked for an N.G.O. that received foreign funding, which made them appear particularly suspicious to Russian authorities. After Shtornâ€™s citizenship was rescinded, he became vulnerable to pressure from the F.S.B., the Russian security agency, which tried to make him an informant. Finally Shtorn decided to flee, seeking refuge as a stateless person in Ireland, whereÂ Masha GessenÂ spoke with him. Gessen says that Putinâ€™s recent targeting ofÂ L.G.B.T. people is perfectly in line with his methods. â€œ[We] make the perfect scapegoat, because we stand in for everything,â€ she says. â€œWe stand in for the West. We stand in all the things that have changed in the last quarter century that make you uncomfortable. And, of course, no Russian thinks theyâ€™ve ever met a gay person in personâ€”so that makes it really easy to create that image of â€˜the villainous queer people.â€™ â€ Â
Aired 7 months ago 45:10
Tampa As An International Dining Destination
These are exciting times for eating out in Tampa Bay. Our cuisine is getting better and more varied and starting to draw national attention. Florida Matters hosted a taping in front of a live audience earlier this year at the St. Peterstburg Conference on World Affairs at USF St. Petersburg. The topic: Tampa Bay as an international dining destination. Florida Matters host Robin Sussingham sat down withÂ Laura Reiley, former restaurant critic with the Tampa Bay Times, who recently started a new position with the Washington Post;Â Janet Keeler, journalism instructor at USF St. Petersburg and former Tampa Bay Times food editor; and Emmanuel Roux, owner of Gateau O'Chocolat Bakery and the 15th Street Agri-hood/Eco Village, an organic, educational farm in downtown St. Petersburg. Roux has owned several restaurants in the Tampa Bay Area over the years.
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Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for November 21, 2018 is: noisome \NOY-sum\ adjective 1 : noxious, harmful 2 a : offensive to the senses and especially to the sense of smell b : highly obnoxious or objectionable Examples: "The streets were narrow and very dirty, the air smoky and noisome, the people mostly wretched." â€” Ken Follett, The Man From St. Petersburg, 1982 "The last two newspaper offices where I worked were based in not-so-safe or particularly pretty areas of a city, and most nights when I left work I had to breathe in the noisome aromas of swamp gas, paper mill, deteriorating sewer lines and a dog food processing plantâ€¦." â€” Jackie Torok, The Brunswick Beacon (Shallotte, North Carolina), 27 May 2014 Did you know? Noisome sounds like it might be a synonym of noisy, but it's not. Something noisome is disgusting, offensive, or harmful, often in its smell. Noisome does not come from noise, but from the Middle English word noysome, which has the same meaning as noisome. Noysome was formed by combining the noun noy, which means "annoyance," with the adjectival suffix -some ("characterized by a (specified) thing, quality, state, or action"). Noy comes from Anglo-French anui, which also means "annoyance." As you may have already guessed, the English words annoy and annoyance are also related to noisome.