First, my hiatus on blog posting is due to having had a child and moved to a new home within the past year.
I had the chance to see Pussy Riot in conversation as moderated by Karen Finley at Hallwalls in Buffalo, NY. The purpose of their ten city tour was to educate us not on the actions of their past but to let us know about all of the important missions and projects that they are doing now. They shared the work of Peter Pavlensky, who set fire to the doors of Russia's Russia’s Federal Security Service (FSB) in an act of performance art. He is now imprisoned. Look him up.