The punk-rock spirit of Pussy Riot comes to America

Around 10:30PM on Wednesday night, the sweaty, median-age-40 crowd at Barclay’s Center — arguably the swankiest sports venue in the country — stood up from their folding chairs, raised their fists, and for a moment they felt a little punk rock. On stage were Nadezhda Tolokonnikova, 24, and Maria Alyokhina, 25, former members of the Russian punk feminist collective Pussy Riot dressed in matching black-and-gray dresses. They looked healthy, fearless, and angry as they led the audience in a…

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