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.

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Morning Bites: Anti-Putin punk, Malick’s muse, On Englander, fantasy illustrators, and more

“They were dressed in summery short dresses and tights, but brightly colored balaclavas masked their faces. Dancing frantically to keep warm, they launched into a song that could be delicately titled “Putin Got Scared,” though the lyrics in Russian were ruder than that.” –┬áPussy Riot, our new favorite band on the planet, gets profiled by NPR. Gary Shteyngart, Douglas Rushkoff, and a bunch of other smart folks weigh in on Facebook $5 billion dollar IPO at Motherboard. At Tablet: Adam […]

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