Address: 158 Bleecker Street - 9177533733
Description: Free, RSVP at readrussia2013.com.
From the beatniks to the riot grrrls, alternative youth culture has shaped the minds of several successive generations and, in many cases, profoundly affected the mainstream cultural, social and political landscape of its time. On April 10, Read Russia invites you to explore the historical and present-day impact of youth culture in Russia and the US at an intimate evening with Russian author Vladimir Kozlov and Brooklyn-based singer and writer Alina Simone. Kozlov and Simone will read from their work and share their take on everything from emo to Soviet underground rock to radical art collectives such as Voina and Pussy Riot. The conversation, which will take place in English, will be moderated by Jeff Parker, co-editor of Rasskazy: New Fiction from a New Russia.