In Moscow right now, an LVMH Moet Hennessy Louis Vuitton SA installation sits in the middle of Red Square. It consists of a gargantuan faux-trunk, decorated with the traditional Louis Vuitton pattern. The trunk is so big, in fact, that it's bigger than Lenin's tomb. Uh oh.
Performance artist Pyotr Pavlensky nailed his scrotum to the cobblestone in front of horrified tourists in Red Square on Sunday as a protest of what he says is Russia's descent into a police state. He was arrested for the stunt. (Video is NSFW.)
- After Target, which styles itself an LGBT-friendly employer, was caught giving thousands to rabidly anti-gay political candidates, it said it would stop. Well: Target has since given over $30,000 to anti-gay-rights candidates and causes. [The Awl]