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Originally affecting change through their radical music performances while donning colorful ski masks, Pussy Riot’s next move to reform Russia is perhaps even bolder. Two of the original three members, Nadya Tolokonnikova and Maria Alekhina, are launching an independent news outlet, MediaZona. The focus of the project is to keep Russian citizens informed about the conditions of Russian prisons and courts, an issue these fearless females know all too well from serving time inside the system themselves. All of the content is in Russian.  Tolokonnikova and Alekhina...
One of the most distinctive and enigmatic figures in pop culture was Nico (1938–1988). Starting on Sept. 11, the very lovely and talented Tammy Faye Starlite with be performing her homage to the great lady. In "Nico: Underground", Ms. Starlight plays the grande dame as she takes us on a tour of her unorthodox life.  Incorporating many of Nico's original songs as well as the ones she so famously covered penned by heavies like Bob Dylan and Lou Reed, etc. Tammy does...
When the hosts of the web show "PolitiChicks" made a guest appearance on "Fox & Friends" this past Tuesday, they voiced opinions that probably would have been offensive if they hadn't been so deeply confusing. The occasion for the PolitiChicks' visit to "Fox & Friends" was the release of their new book, entitled "What Women Really Want." After listening to their interview, I have serious doubts that the PolitiChicks even know what women are.  The PolitiChicks – Ann-Marie Murrell, Morgan Brittany and Dr. Gina Loudon –...
  Video game critic Anita Sarkeesian, who has tackled issues like the Damsel in Distress archetype, Manic Pixie Dream Girls and the Smurfette Principle in her series Tropes vs. Women, was driven out of her home last week by violent, sexual threats in which an internet troll named her parents and posted her address.   After publicizing the threats by reposting them in an image on her Twitter feed, @femfreq, she reassured fans by posting the following (again, on her Twitter feed): "I’m safe. Authorities have been notified....
Joe’s Pub at The Public is trying this cool new thing, an artists-in-residence initiative, and I am sure glad that they are. Now through Sept. 25 you can see the unique and thrilling experience of Larry Krone's visual masterpieces from his upcoming Look Book through the 2014-2015 season.  Pieces from his book, photographed mainly by Todd Oldham, will be on display in the Philip Janice Levin Foundation Mezzanine. These photos showcase creations of Larry Krone’s BRAND (stage costumes) since 1997 and the House of Larréon (fashion line),...