Posts by: Erin Lyndal Martin

The Possible Absence of a Future: Talking with Jorie Graham


Jorie Graham discusses her latest collection, Fast, the terrifying destruction of our planet, a happy formal accident, and how to live in times of world crisis. ...more

The Rumpus Interview with Owen Pallett


Canadian musician Owen Pallett talks Tori Amos, perfectionism, percussion, and dark head spaces with Erin Lyndal Martin. ...more


Russian Punk Band Pussy Riot Sentenced to Two Years for ‘Hooliganism’


Today in a Russian court, three members (Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 22, Maria Alekhina, 24, and Yekaterina Samutsevich, 30)  of the all-female Russian punk band Pussy Riot were sentenced to two years in prison for “hooliganism.”

(For those unfamiliar with the story, here is a round-up of links that we published last week.)

The trio had been facing up to seven years, but, after much deliberation, was sentenced to two years in prison for an anti-Putin song they performed in a church.