Amy Scholder: There's a Riot Going On

Last month, The Feminist Press released the e-book Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer for Freedom, compiling the lyrics, letters, legal statements and poems of the jailed members of the Russian feminist punk collective, with a portion of the proceeds dedicated to Pussy Riot’s legal defense fees. In addition to preserving an important historical moment for posterity, the book is a rigorous and intelligent read not to be missed.

The Editorial Director at The Feminist Press, Amy Scholder, took a moment to answer some of Lambda Literary’s questions about freedom, Pussy Riot, and putting the collection together…. read more

Keeping Up with the Gays of DC and Marvel : New York Comic Con

Comic book and graphic novel fans are taking to the streets this weekend for New York’s annual Comic Con festival. Over the past decade comic books have introduced an increasing number openly gay and lesbian characters, including Batwoman (Kathy Kane), the Green Lantern (Alan Scott), the Avenger’s Lightspeed (Julie Power), and many many more. Check… read more

'PUSSY RIOT! A Punk Prayer for Freedom' Ebook Coming Soon

On September 21st, 2012 The Feminist Press at CUNY will be releasing PUSSY RIOT! A Punk Prayer for Freedom. From Pitchfork: [The eBook] will include letters from jail, translated courtroom statements, and tributes written by people Yoko Ono, JD Samson and Johanna Fateman of Le Tigre, Karen Finley, Justin Vivian Bond, and Eileen Myles. Proceeds… read more

The Writers that Inspired Pussy Riot

Over the past few months, protesters have taken to the streets all over the globe—Hamburg, New York, Barcelona, Paris, Liverpool—all in support of Russian feminist punk-rock band, Pussy Riot’s right to freedom. Last Friday, Pussy Riot was sentenced to two years in prison by a Russian court. A participant in the Liverpool protest, said: Women… read more

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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