Alan Taylor has a series of amazing photos up relating to the Pussy Riot trial. This one was taken on Friday. It features a supporter at the Turkish embassy in Moscow fleeing the cops (Reuters/Mikhail Voskresensky.) For idiots like me, here's a good primer on Pussy Riot as well as footage of the offending event.
Ta-Nehisi Coates is a national correspondent at The Atlantic, where he writes about culture, politics, and social issues. He is the author of the memoir The Beautiful Struggle.
Born in 1975, the product of two beautiful parents. Raised in West Baltimore -- not quite The Wire, but sometimes ill all the same. Studied at the Mecca for some years in the mid-'90s. Emerged with a purpose, if not a degree. Slowly migrated up the East Coast with a baby and my beloved, until I reached the shores of Harlem. Wrote some stuff along the way.