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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