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Frederick is in South America. He has worked for AP, the BBC, CNN, The New York Times, the Guardian, Al Jazeera, VICE and others, recently reporting from Antarctica, Uruguay and Argentina.

Author Archive
Can rap change Russia?

Can rap change Russia?

GLOBAL POST: Hip-hop artist Noize MC challenges the Russian authorities with provocative rhymes – and in summer 2010 he found himself locked up for it.
Sigiriya, Sri Lanka’s 8th Wonder

Sigiriya, Sri Lanka’s 8th Wonder

A monolithic rock fortress dating back to the 5th century BC.
Sights of Sri Lanka

Sights of Sri Lanka

Snapshots of a three-week trip in September 2010.
Moscow’s White-collar Fight Club

Moscow’s White-collar Fight Club

While you won’t see Brad Pitt getting a bloody nose from some anonymous office face with chronic insomnia, Moscow’s new October Boxing Club hints at a similar concept...
Hazmat Modine // Wade Schuman

Hazmat Modine // Wade Schuman

Wagner Park, NYC, 8/7/10 www.hazmatmodine.com
Chisinau: the real media revolution is underway

Chisinau: the real media revolution is underway

MONOCLE: The so-called “Twitter Revolution” of April 2009 proved to be misleading – but now Moldova’s media landscape has been truly shaken up.
In Sergiev Posad

In Sergiev Posad

A beautiful day in the Moscow region, May 2010.
Chaotic justice – a therapeutic election post-mortem

Chaotic justice – a therapeutic election post-mortem

After a long day of attempting to simultaneously translate a chronology of the Soviet art world while taking in the BBC’s excellent election coverage at the corner of my screen, I felt the need to release a few thoughts into some kind of vaguely coherent shape. First of all, this election – mangled and muddy...
Terror Reflections

Terror Reflections

Monday, March 29 was just the start of another working week in Moscow. Huge crowds of people descended into the metro system – a rumbling, winding maze of tunnels, walkways and escalators. Within a single hour, two suicide bombers struck at the heart of the Russian capital. Blasts shook key stations on the busy red...
Christian Scott: Breaking Boundaries, Crossing Lines

Christian Scott: Breaking Boundaries, Crossing Lines

ALL ABOUT JAZZ: The prodigious trumpeter pulls no punches in a vicious critique of the jazz establishment.
Barbacana / Troyka - Vortex, 5/3/10

Barbacana / Troyka – Vortex, 5/3/10

The bassless Anglo-French quartet Barbacana made strong impressions right from the start: James Allsop’s supple tenor sax led the way, as the others gradually joined in to create a compelling collective improvisation with tight melodic interludes. This was the story of their set. A constantly shifting dynamic spectrum, ranging from full-volume, rowdy sax blasts and...
Downhill with a Difference: Moscow’s Real Wacky Racers

Downhill with a Difference: Moscow’s Real Wacky Racers

An unclassified dispatch from the 2009 'Tazovy Downhill' annual bowl race, a colourful event organised by Muscovites to raise their dreary winter spirits.