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Weekend Shut-In Worksheet: Watch “Black Mirror,” Rock Out To Sleater-Kinney & Make Origami

Activities are wonderful, but sometimes, it’s fine to want to shut the world out for a couple of days, and make some serious time for you. Don’t be afraid of FOMO, either. There will always be another party, another pub crawl, another picnic. The time you’ll spend indulging in the things you want to do, alone, are well worth it. Here’s an-extra long, handy list of awesome things to do this weekend!

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Writer Engages Racist Twitter Troll With Surprising Results

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  • Read how writer Ijeoma Oluo used love and patience to turn a racist Twitter troll into a friend. [Daily Kos]
  • Even Björk can’t get anything done in the music industry: “Everything that a guy says once, you have to say five times.” [Feministing]
  • The tampon scene was pulled from the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie — though this fan-made video is pretty solid — which begs the question, why are we so afraid of period sex? [Daily Dot] Keep reading »

Watch Bjork Explain How Television Works

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Watch Bjork Explain How Television Works
"This looks like a city. "

Most of us would look at the inside of a television set and see a mess of wires. But the rare, exotic creature Bjork looks inside a TV and sees a miniature city with houses and elevators. In this vintage video, the singer explains how television used to scare her because an Icelandic poet told her some screwed up stuff about what happens when you watch it (the program you’re watching becomes about you!?). Then she read a Danish book and found out the “scientifical truth” what was really going on in that tiny city full of wires. And that my friends, is why you shouldn’t let poets lie to you. I want to carry Bjork in my pocket all day and consult her about all the mundane things that happen, so she can make thinks like brushing my teeth and riding the subway seem magical and transformative. Her accent alone is enough to do the trick. [The Atlantic]

That’s A Lot Of Look: Bjork Hails A Cab Dressed For Multiple Seasons

Bjork At McQueen Memorial
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Bjork's "Mutual Core"
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You would think Bjork is committing multiple offenses with this outfit — a heady mix of winter wonderland + summer rave party with a splash of PTA mom. But this is Bjork, and generally the rules do not apply to her. I must take issue, however, with the horrible, beat-up sneaker-clogs she’s sporting. It’s not just that they’re made out of awful jute, but they’re in really bad shape, too. [Photo: Fame/Flynet]

Bjork’s “Mutual Core” Is Weird And Gorgeous, As You Might Expect

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Bjork Is Back!

Icelandic singer Bjork is just a weirdo and I love her for it. She just released the video for her new song “Mutual Core,” which depicts a beautiful but terrifying natural disaster erupting all around her (donning a crazy blue wig, natch). Coral-like pieces rise up and cave in and slow-moving lava-esque sludge trudges, as slow gently falls. MTV may not play music videos anymore, but if they were all as visually engaging as this one, maybe they would change their minds. [Flavorwire]

Pussy Riot Found Guilty Of Hooliganism [UPDATED]

Pussy Riot Pleads
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The feminist punk band has pleaded "not guilty." Read More »
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Madonna Loves Pussy Riot
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Madonna supports the Russian punk band. Read More »

A judge found three members of Pussy Riot — Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, Maria Alekhina, and Yekaterina Samutsevich — guilty of “hooliganism,” while hundreds of people protested outside the courthouse, calling for “Russia without Putin.” The judge in the case, Marina Syrova, said the three defendants “committed hooliganism driven by religious hatred.”  The sentence has yet to be handed down, but Putin himself has publicly called for leniency in sentencing, though many believe he wishes to make an example out of the punk collective.

The women have been held in prison awaiting trial for the past five months, and prosecutors in the case have asked for a three year sentence, though they could face up to seven years, according to Russian law. The women of Pussy Riot have amassed an international cadre of supporters, including musicians Bjork and Madonna, actress Chloe Sevingy, and even Russian chess champion Gary Kasparov.

UPDATE: The women received a sentence of two years in jail, with the judge saying that they had “crudely undermined social order.” [Huffington Post]

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