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Ann Friedman, former GOOD Editor and “Real Talk” progenitor, went to a Pussy Riot benefit show in L.A., describing the scene – and what everybody was wearing – for The New Yorker:

One of the opening bands finishes its set inside, and kids push through the metal doors and out into the alley. I meet two fifteen-year-olds, Lucia and Clara. Lucia’s cheeks are flushed and a garland of plastic flowers is woven through her blond hair. She wears an tan-collared Boy Scouts of America shirt with “Boy” Sharpied out and rewritten, “Grrrrl,” a short polka-dot skirt, and oxblood Doc Martens.

In other Pussy Riot-related news, there was an anti-Putin protest over the weekend in Moscow that drew at least 14,000 people. From the New York Times:

This protest, like the ones that first jolted the Kremlin nine months ago, featured mockery of President Vladimir V. Putin — largely sendups of a recent stunt in which Mr. Putin flew in a hang glider at the head of a flock of cranes.

The trademark neon balaclavas of Pussy Riot, whose members were prosecuted for singing an anti-Putin song in a cathedral, appeared on buttons and balloons and, in a basket carried by one marcher, on three disembodied mannequin heads. One demonstrator opened his vest for a photographer to show that he had shaved the image of a balaclava into his chest hair.

And about those modular synths, here’s a grimy “Free Pussy Riot” modular get-down for y’all…




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