In our afternoon reading: interviews with Louise Erdrich and Mark Frost, the contributors for the anthology “A Shadow Map,” and much more.
Power Music, Electric Revival: “Free Pussy Riot!” Live at the Ace Hotel
Russian feminist punk act Pussy Riot today received a sentence of two years in prison, on the old-timey charge of hooliganism, for this. The news came on the same day in which Moscow banned the staging of gay pride parades for the next one hundred years, and in which one of the nation’s favorite sons, chess icon Gary Kasparov, was arrested and allegedly beaten by police while attending a protest of Pussy Riot’s trial.
Chloë Sevigny’s Life in Pictures
Probably the least relevant in an ongoing series of short films and essays on the intersection between fashion and fetish, Dasha Zhukova’s contribution to the SHOWstudio project is mostly an excuse to apply old-timey silent film conventions to a short featuring actress Chloë Sevigny and writer Derek Blasberg. Where other auteurs (Daphne Guinness and Asia Argento have already contributed) made serious inquiries into the matter of fashion/fetish, Zhukova’s piece is a sepia-toned three minutes and forty seconds of Sevigny and a […]