I can’t imagine anyone’s on tenterhooks for these, but apologies for the lack of links last week: with the NME Awards on, I didn’t have time to read a lot.
Pussy Riot’s Maria Alyokhina on Putin’s patriotism. Neneh Cherry is always a badass. St Vincent’s many power plays. India’s sanitary towel hero. Are alt-weeklies dead? Digital is bankrolling print. The death of a housing ideal in Sheffield. Winning a chilli-eating contest. The delightful Frankie Cosmos (anyone else see her as Millie from Freaks & Geeks grown up?). Sheila Heti and Miranda July’s friendship (last paragraph especially) reminds me of my friend Anne. The future of reading is nauseating. Norway’s curious memorial for the Utøya victims. The "brusque intimacy" of emptying a dead parents’ house. Fascinating Popbitch article on why clicking through to the Mail (from Facebook in particular) could be its undoing.