Pussy Riot

Pussy Riot Hates Me

Pussy Riot Hates Me

On Friday morning, my wife told me Pussy Riot was in town filming “House of Cards.” She said she’d bumped into a friend who worked on the set the day before and forgot to mention it. When I brought it up at City Paper’s morning meeting, people sort of gasped. It was newsworthy that the Russian punk/protest/performance-art group was in town to shoot an appearance on Kevin Spacey’s somewhat Putinesque political thriller. 

The appearance of Nadezhda “Nadya” Tolokonnikova and Maria Alyokhina, the two members of the collective who are on the show, was interesting in other ways too. They had been denounced for becoming public figures...

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