Last week, we gave you a basic rundown on the biggest annual non-sporting television event in the world, the Eurovision Song Contest, which is about to start up again, this time in Baku, Azerbaijan.
In our previous post, we put together a list of the ten best contest winners over its 56-year histor ... More >>
In a couple of weeks, the biggest, gaudiest, gayest and easily the most-watched televised music event in the world will unfold, this year from Baku, Azerbaijan, and once again Americans will be almost completely oblivious to it.
We're talking, of course, about the Eurovision Song Contest, which sta ... More >>
Fried lamb tongue with a gravy boat of sour cream
This week, Counter Culture ascends the dizzying heights of Kavkaz, a place that slings the cuisine of the Caucasus Mountains -- places like Georgia and Azerbaijan. The menu is dotted with tongue and testicles, but there are also easier-to-love keba ... More >>
Well, "Running Scared," I guess. Whatever! Congratulations to Eli and Nikki, representatives of Azerbaijan and the performers of this blog's new theme song.
If anyone out there is handy with video editing, can you please replace Eli and Nikki's faces in the following video with those of Joe Cosc ... More >>
It turns out you can be a convicted felon and still keep your high-profile job. As reported here Tuesday, multimillionaire handbag manufacturer Frederic Bourke was found guilty late last week of participating in a $350 million bribery scheme, in which the corrupt president of Azerbaijan had planned ... More >>
Oil and glory, millions of dollars stuffed in suitcases, a fugitive
investor protected by Chechen mobsters, former Senator and Obama's Middle East envoy George Mitchell, and a Central Asian president who was who was willing to give
away a purported half of his country's oil wealth for $350 million i ... More >>