“For the next week, I will subsist almost entirely on a diet of state-controlled Russian television, piped in from three Apple laptops onto three 55-inch Samsung monitors in a room at the Four Seasons Hotel in Manhattan.” Gary Shteyngart on what he learned from watching a week of Russian TV.

+ Outtakes from Haruki Murakami’s advice column.

+ MoJo Quiz: North Korean Slogan or TED Talk Sound Bite?

+ A St. Louis band is trying to crowd-fund enough money to have its own drummer killed. (That’s so metal.)