Decorated Manholes Raise Awareness Around Europe’s Homeless

Milan-based street artist and activist Biancoshock is using his latest project, called Borderlife, to raise awareness around Europe’s homeless population. The artist transforms emptied manholes across Italy into tiny, decorated living spaces—complete with clocks, potted plants, and other household appliances. The cramped underground spaces remind passers-by that many of their less fortunate neighbors live without homes and are forced to dwell below ground. Head to …

Pussy Riot: CHAIKA

If you don’t know who Yuri Chaika is, Pussy Riot’s song “CHAIKA” can help fill in the blanks. The punk-rock protest collective, whose performances have gotten a few members jailed, bravely ridicules the Russian General Prosecutor through music video and spoken word (entirely in Russian). Just last December, Chaika was the subject of an investigative article, in the form of a film, by Alexei Navalny’s …

An Interview with Gloria Steinem and Ruth Bader Ginsburg

While their careers have taken them to different places, Supreme Court justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (aka Notorious RGB) and women’s rights activist and journalist Gloria Steinem have fought for similar ideals throughout their lives. Now in their 80s, the friends sat down with The New York Times to discuss the parallels between their lives, the first time they met and the injustices that fueled their …