This has absolutely nothing to do with books, the industry, authors, etc. but I just had to post it.
In Russia, they are trying to pass a legislation that will basically cutting out any sort of "dangerous teen trend", emo involved. Read all about it here. Definition of emo? "These rebels have pierced lips, ridiculous haircuts and too much eyeshadow. They're barbarians in bowler hats, leather jackets and torn-up tights."
I'm torn between sad or amused. This is by far the most ludicrous generalization I've seen in a while. In the same note, it's not like these people are kidding around -- they are actually trying to pass this as a law.