HOT BLAST: Pussy Riot stops by the offices of the New York Times
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Russian punk band Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, left, and Maria Alekhina.
Russian punk band Pussy Riot members Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, left, and Maria Alekhina.
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There are advantages to being an editorial board at the largest newspaper in the United States' most notable city. Newsworthy people want to talk with you.

That happened today at the New York Times, where two members of the Russian punk group Pussy Riot spoke with the newspaper's edit board about their imprisonment and the state of human rights in their home county -- which hosts the winter Olympics this month, by the way.

Two of the band's members were imprisoned for nearly two years after they performed an anti-Vladimir Putin song at a Moscow cathedral.

Band member Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, told the Times: “This is certainly not the time for us to be afraid. In these two years since the act for which we were imprisoned, the situation in Russia has gotten so much worse. And if we couldn’t keep quiet about it then, then we certainly won’t keep quiet about it now.” This afternoon, The Times published an update on the band's visit to the newspaper.

Here at The Star, it's made us wonder which politically active musicians we could get to stop by for a visit. Suggestions?

-- Phillip Tutor
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