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Wednesday, August 22, 2012

There's a Pussy Riot Goin' On

Coming this Sunday from NYT (not yet on its home page): this essay on Pussy Riot in the history or "punk," and being "calibrated for protest."  Excerpt: "It’s been a long time since music had the whiff of danger, and longer still since it carried the beat of political change, at least in democracies. Hardly anyone would’ve expected that to come out of Russia,  where both the songcraft and the messaging seem outdated, vestiges of retro power-pop and a barely concealed propaganda machine. The women of Pussy Riot took those tools and used them for their own sophisticated means."

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