Alynda Lee Segarra has never been vague about her intended audience. When we reviewed her newest album earlier this year, the force behind the band Hurray for the Riff Raff said her songs were intended for “people who feel down and out and feel like outcasts in society.” Last week, Segarra and her band put their (but actually our) money where their mouth is.
• The streets of Hong Kong are still filled with pro-democracy protesters and the calls for more representative government show no signs of slowing down. The government, meanwhile, is hoping to just wait out the protests. [New York Times]
Yesterday Gawker reported that Girls creator Lena Dunham would not be paying the opening acts on the tour for her book Not That Kind of Girl. This was a galling financial revelation given that this is not a typical book tour—an author with a miniscule travel budget hoping to fill seats at a few bookstores—but a 12-city extravaganza where tickets to see the author and opening local performers were going for $38 a pop. By the end of the day, Dunham had responded to the criticism with a pledge to pay the opening acts.
Oh Joy Sex Toy is a weekly comics series that graphically explores sex and sexuality. This week, artist Erika Moen lays out the basics of how to share sexy photos without crossing any ethical boundaries.