Who among us hasn’t had a Twitter fight with our people-boiling dad?

The tragic fall of Uzbek First Daughter, and credit to sadistic, kleptocratic princesses everywhere, Gulnara Karimova, continues: But in the space of one month, the once-untouchable Karimova has suffered an astonishingly public fall—which she has chronicled via outraged missives on Twitter—culminating over the last few weeks in what appears to be the methodical seizing of… Continue reading Who among us hasn’t had a Twitter fight with our people-boiling dad?

That sly come hither stare

Uzbekistan is one of the former Soviet Central Asian republics but not the good one, which is obviously Turkmenistan (still waiting on that payment, you guys), although Uzbekistan is the birthplace of Timur-i Lang, one of my favorite historical figures. Uzbekistan is ruled by a fellow named Islam Karimov, a sprightly 75-year old who enjoys… Continue reading That sly come hither stare