Aug 16, 2012 @ 12:54:00 am
New Yorkers: Come support the Russian punk band Pussy Riot by attending an event at the Ace Hotel in which Chloe Sevigny, Eileen Myles, Bookforum contributor Johanna Fateman and Mx Justin Vivian Bond read the band members’ courtroom statements. The three members of Pussy Riot were arrested in February on charges of “hooliganism” (which could land them up to seven years in prison) and have been held in custody ever since. Their sentence will be handed down on Friday.
While the scenario is ripe for wordplay, the competitive Scrabble community found nothing funny about the scandal that erupted at the annual Scrabble Nationals this week when a highly ranked, 13-year-old player was found to be cheating.
Jonah Lehrer may have resigned from the New Yorker over the plagiarism scandal involving his latest book, but he
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