Michael Idov
Michael Idov

Michael Idov is the author of Ground Up, a novel inspired by this Slate essay about a coffee shop. He lives in Moscow and was formerly editor in chief of GQ Russia.

A Fine Whine
Dec. 8 2017 8:00 AMBitter BrewI opened a charming neighborhood coffee shop. Then it destroyed my life.
Five-ring Circus
Feb. 14 2014 11:56 AMPutin on the FritzHow chaos in Sochi is confounding the Russian opposition.
Nov. 1 2005 2:02 PMAshlee Simpson vs. t.A.T.u.Guess who made the better new album.
Brow Beat
Aug. 13 2014 8:41 AMI Could Never Bear to Watch Robin Williams—Unless He Was Playing a Villain
Aug. 4 2009 1:26 PMMake That a Double ShotI turned my disastrous experience of opening a cafe into a novel.