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Newsweek, “Students don’t need you to be a perfect teacher right now. They need you to be honest and human,” May 7, 2020. Read the article.
Andy has teamed up with 12 Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical, Natasha, Pierre, & the Great Comet of 1812 to create the official Great Comet blog series (March-May 2017)
The Daily Beast, Ten Russian Novels To Read Before You Die, Thursday, October 8, 2015. Read the article.
The Huffington Post, Why Putin Needs to Read War and Peace, Monday, April 6, 2015. Read the article.
The Washington Post, Changing the way juvenile offenders see themselves—one book at a time, Sunday, December 21, 2014. Read the article.
Off The Shelf, 10 Russian Novels to Read Before You Die, October 9, 2014. Read the article.
Off The Shelf, War and Peace: The Only Classic Needed for Modern Times, October 8, 2014. Read the article.
The Huffington Post, Beautiful Dystopia: A New Novel Reveals the Light Amid Russia’s Darkness, August 12, 2014 Read the article
The Huffington Post, 7 Reasons You Should Give ‘War and Peace’ a Chance, May 16, 2014 Read the article
The Daily Beast, How Tolstoy Can Save Putin’s Soul, May 10, 2014 Read the article
The Huffington Post, Tolstoy’s Take on Sochi: Now Is a Time for Celebration Not Cynicism, February 7, 2014 Read the article
NPR.com article, An Olympic Preview, From the Canon of Russian Literature, February 5, 2014 Read the article
‘Crime and Punishment’: A Novel Path to Redemption for Snowden? Richmond Times-Dispatch (August 11, 2013) Read the article
How Joe Wright Got Anna Right and the Critics Got It Wrong, TheMillions.com (February 8, 2013) Read the article
Tolstoy or Dostoevsky: 8 Experts on Who’s Greater, (Contributor) TheMillions.com (April 23, 2012) Read the article
Humans and the Humanities, article co-authored with Books Behind Bars student Hannah Ehrlinspiel, Insider Higher Ed (March 14, 2011) Read the article
Two Hedgehogs: Art and Argument in War and Peace (April 2008) Download the article
“War and Peace,” International Encyclopedia of the Social Sciences, ed. William A. Darity, Jr., Vol. 9, 2nd ed., Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA (2008)
Reader’s Guide to Leo Tolstoy’s ‘The Death of Ivan Ilyich’, Co-author, “The Big Read,” National Endowment for the Arts (2007). Download the guide
Finding Inspiration in Tolstoy’s War and Peace, Oprah’s Book Club, Oprah.com (2004) Read the article
Why Men Should Read Anna Karenina, Oprah’s Books Club, Oprah.com (2004) Read the article
Pronouncing Names in Anna Karenina, Oprah’s Book Club, Oprah.com (2004) Read the article
Tolstoy Inspiration for Today (2004) Read the article
The Great Russian Books and My Spiritual Quest (2003) Read the article
Existential Quest and Artistic Possibility in Tolstoy’s The Cossacks, Slavonic and East European Review, Vol. 83, No. 2 (2005) Download the article
Microcosm and Macrocosm in War and Peace: The Interrelationship of Poetics and Metaphysics, Slavic and East European Journal, Vol. 43, No. 3(1999) Download the article
L.N. Tolstoy and N. N. Strakhov: Labyrinths of Creative Linkages (in Russian), Tolstoy Research Journal, Russian Academy of Sciences, Gorky Institute of World Literature, Moscow (2009) Download the article
Between Homer and the Gospels: Olenin’s Search for Truth in The Cossacks (in Russian) (2008) Download the article