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The Reading List for Sept 12: Pussy Riot, Honey Boo Boo and RuPaul together at last

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The Reading List for Sept 12: Pussy Riot, Honey Boo Boo and RuPaul together at last

Once again, proof that we live in a completely post-modern society comes to us through its most perfect of mediums, reality television.

It's been announced that RuPaul would like to work with Alana Thompson, aka Honey Boo Boo, on a duet. Xtra's own Jeremy Feist puts his two cents in as well.

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Speaking of music, the record industry is trying out all kinds of new business models in the era of the MP3. To see how quickly and effectively music is traded and treated online, The XX released their latest album as a stream. They released the website's addy to one individual, and then followed it through links, tweets, etc, to see how and where it would travel. This is how much is shared today.

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Pussy Riot is still in the news. 

According to pitchfork.com, there are plans in the works for the creation of an eBook entitled "Pussy Riot! A Punk Prayer for Freedom," with contributions by such artists as Yoko Ono, JD Samson from Le Tigre, Justin Vivian Bond and more. Members of the band/collective also recently put out a thank-you video for all the support they have received. 

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And finally, the Scissor Sisters take one more kick at the can with their summer jam, "Let's Have a Kiki," in this lyrically SFW version of their track on the Wendy Williams Show.


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