Nadezhda Tolokonnikova of Pussy Riot Has Gone “Missing” (Updated)

The BBC reports that jailed, hunger striking member of the punk band Pussy Riot, Nadezhda Tolokonnikova has gone missing. Her husband states he’s not gotten any information on his wife’s whereabouts since she was moved 10 days ago. He spoke to Buzzfeed as well, and their article was published yesterday.

#FreePussyRiot

Update! Pussy Riot has gone free! http://www.theguardian.com/world/2013/dec/23/pussy-riot-nadezhda-tolokonnikova-freed-russian-prison

The Weaponization of Pop

Crimes Against Autotune: Relevance and Vanity in Pop Videos

An old friend of mine, Caitlin Burns, brings up an exceedingly interesting point that I don’t think anyone else is talking about. Pop music is increasingly being used as a way for fancy rich people to play fancy rich games and flirt with being even more famous. The possibility of ANY video to go viral based on some weird eldritch magicks that “no one” understands ensures that we now, have this available to our eyes:

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