(Image via Reuters) Three members of Russian punk rock collective Pussy Riot have been sentenced to two years imprisonment for “hooliganism.” They have been on trial since March when they were arrested for protesting Vladimir Putin’s then all but secured return to the Russian presidency in a minute long prayer/song at Moscow’s Cathedral of Christ the Savior. They implored the Virgin Mary to keep him from coming back. The Orthodox Church claimed their actions were motivated by hatred. The harshness with which Pussy Riot has been treated is particularly concerning given that they chose a religious venue to express their … Continue reading FREE PUSSY RIOT!

A Day in the Life of YACHT

YACHT, which came to my attention with their song “Dystopia”, has been featured on Hulu’s series “A Day In The Life”. You can see what their lives are like and how they handle questions about their relationship, their songs, ideology, and mystery lights. YACHT is a Band, Belief System, and Business conducted by Jona Bechtolt and Claire L. Evans. Watch them on Hulu. YACHT (NPR Tiny Desk Concert)   Continue reading A Day in the Life of YACHT

License to Ill

Recently, Texas, under the watch of the bestest woman-hating Governor that ever did exist, began offering a license plate featuring the phrase “One State Under God.” Normally, I would chalk up this kind of blatant violation of separation of church and state to the backwards mentality of Texas in general, but after a quick image search on Google of “In God We Trust license plates”, I found that quite a few other states already offer this type of state-issued bumper sticker-type ideology.  Kentucky, South Carolina, Oklahoma, Georgia, Indiana, Florida, and Virginia (among others) currently offer license plates with “In God … Continue reading License to Ill