Whatever Happens to Pussy Riot Happens to Me

Among the Ace Hotel’s typical clientele (who were carrying on business as usual in the bar upstairs) it’s unusual to spot a riot grrrl or radical faerie—but yesterday there were plenty in attendance, when at least 200 feminists, queers, and other artist-activists gathered to hear Pussy Riot’s lyrics, poetry, and trial statements read aloud in solidarity.

The evening’s long program featured an impressive list of readers, including Eileen Myles, Justin Vivian Bond, and actress Chloë Sevigny.
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Free Cupcakes, Heart-shaped Refreshments, and Some Truly Sweet West Coast Readings

Anyone in San Francisco looking for a provocative literary event to attend this Valentine’s Day? Mattilda Bernstein Sycamore is hosting a release party of her new book, Why Are Faggots so Afraid of Faggots?: Flaming Challenges to Masculinity, Objectification, and the Desire to Conform, published by AK Press. Held at the San Francisco Main Library at 6 PM, contributors Jaime Cortez, Tommi… read more