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Patti Smith

A Bit of Gloria with Patti Smith

Trisha de Borchgrave | Posted 04.26.2015 | Books
Trisha de Borchgrave

Patti Smith's memoir of her early life and relationship with Robert Mappleworth, Just Kids, is a touching journey of discovery, when an artistic impulse defined a state of being, and the risks taken to find it were the only tools with which to capture it.

Debbie Harry, Laurie Anderson, Patti Smith Lead A Women-Centric Tibet House Benefit

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 02.14.2015 | Arts

"I saw Laurie Anderson in Germany once, leaving a hotel with Lou Reed," Flaming Lips frontman Wayne Coyne recounted in a phone interview this week. "I...

Patti Smith's Advice About What Really Matters In Life Will Give You Chills

The Huffington Post | Leigh Weingus | Posted 03.02.2015 | Teen

If you're feeling down on your dreams today, Patti Smith has something to say about that. In 2012, the punk rock icon spoke to a group of young peo...

Channeling Patti Smith

Jill Shomer | Posted 03.23.2015 | Style
Jill Shomer

I feel like I've known Patti Smith my whole life. When I was a child in the 70s, my cool older cousin Lucy idolized her, and though I wasn't ready to embrace her then (frankly, her hairy armpits terrified me), I eventually grew into her.

The Identity of Gang of Four's Andy Gill

Salvatore Bono | Posted 03.22.2015 | New York
Salvatore Bono

"I f*cking love America," iconic Gang of Four guitarist Andy Gill told me as we had drinks at SoHo Grand. Gill, who was in New York in November to promote his band's upcoming album, What Happens Next, discussed what still makes him tick and what still drives him to make music after nearly 40 years.

Sam Wagstaff: The Impresario Who Made Mapplethorpe

Robert J. Feldman | Posted 02.04.2015 | Books
Robert J. Feldman

Gefter's smart, sexy and eloquent biography of this commanding arbiter of taste and culture serves as a definitive and memorable portrait of last century's intersection of gay life and the evolution of the hobby of photography into a way of producing collectible fine art.

The Rebel Devil in Ms. Leckie: New York City's Noir Folk Goddess

Tom Semioli | Posted 01.31.2015 | New York
Tom Semioli

Garbed black-on-black-on black, punctuated with darkish accessories, Ms. Leckie cuts a svelte, enchanting, Lord Byronic gypsy figure as delivery trucks rattle and hum up and down Avenue A.

Where 13 Famous Women Were At Awkward Age 20

Bustle | Posted 01.17.2015 | Women

Being 20 is actually pretty liberating. You're allowed to be unsure about everything. You're allowed to change your mind about what you want in life. Success can come later, but for now, just know that you're not alone.

The Only Hymn You Need To Hear All Winter

The Huffington Post | Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.28.2014 | Religion

Patti Smith managed to make one of the most beloved Christmas hymns all the more exquisite with her gorgeous rendition of 'O Holy Night' at the 2013 V...

Woolgathering Catastrophe in Congo

Georgianne Nienaber | Posted 01.21.2015 | Impact
Georgianne Nienaber

Trying to tell the stories of the latest human catastrophes in the Democratic Republic of Congo feels like woolgathering. Not the popular definition of a "flight of fancy," or Patti Smith's phantom woolgatherers clothed in "strange archaic cap and dress," in her magnificent story/poem Woolgathering.

LISTEN: The Spiritual Wisdom And Prophetic Power Of Patti Smith

Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion

Welcome to this week’s ALL TOGETHER, the podcast dedicated to exploring how religious ideas and spiritual practice inform and shape our personal liv...

5 Powerful Lessons From 3 Incredible Women At The Chicago Humanities Festival

Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 01.17.2015 | Books
Joseph Erbentraut

The Chicago Humanities Festival sold an estimated 36,000 tickets to its packed lineup of 112 events this year. These were the takeaways from talks featuring the fearless trio of Anjelica Huston, Marjane Satrapi and Patti Smith.

Patti Smith Is Going To Rock The Vatican Christmas Concert

The Huffington Post | Carol Kuruvilla & Antonia Blumberg | Posted 11.20.2014 | Religion


Hauntology and Psychogeography Inspire New Album From Drew Mulholland of Mount Vernon Arts Lab Fame

Helen I. Hwang | Posted 10.31.2014 | Arts
Helen I. Hwang

Timing is everything and it's probably no coincidence that we scheduled our interview right before Halloween, which has its centuries-old roots in Gaelic and Celtic regions, like Scotland where we meet.

Burroughs: The Movie Returns to The New York Film Festival

Regina Weinreich | Posted 12.10.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

The movie, thought lost, is making its comeback through the efforts of Howard Brookner's nephew, filmmaker Aaron Brookner.

Patti Smith Tells It Like It Is, Continues To Be Our F*****g Hero

The Huffington Post | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 09.16.2014 | Arts

If anyone was wondering whether 67-year-old "godmother of punk" Patti Smith has lost her rebellious edge, this video should put any doubts to rest. ...

Patti Smith Brings An Artsy Bed To Rockaway Beach

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 07.28.2014 | Arts

You know summer in New York has officially arrived when Klaus Biesenbach starts rolling out the Instagrams. Sunday, July 27, the social media ...

Joseph Erbentraut

Yes, Even Rock Stars Freak Out When They Meet Their Idols | Joseph Erbentraut | Posted 07.22.2014 | Entertainment

With three critically acclaimed albums and four EPs already under their belts, Dum Dum Girls are practically veterans of the indie music scene. That s...

Edward Rogers: Rock 'n' Roll Never Forgets in New York City

Tom Semioli | Posted 09.02.2014 | New York
Tom Semioli

To be a rock 'n' roll practitioner in this strange place is to be an iconoclast and a dreamer -- like Edward Rogers, and his mentor, Kevin Ayers.

Jim Jarmusch Turns the Vampire Myth: Only Lovers Left Alive

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.29.2014 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Jim Jarmusch, the celebrated indie filmmaker gives the vampire genre a clever tweak in his new movie, Only Lovers Left Alive. If you've been around su...

How I Came Out of the Closet and in to the Streets

Kid Congo | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Kid Congo

The glam rock space aliens turned into monsters. We were the Blank Generation that wanted to scare the hell out of you and shake up the status quo. For the gay kids, that included the homosexual status quo.

Patti Smith: Advice to the Young

Louisiana Channel | Posted 04.27.2014 | Books
Louisiana Channel

"Build a good name," rock poet Patti Smith advises the young. "Life is like a roller coaster, it is going to have beautiful moments but it is going to...

Returning for the Spring Semester, Inspired by Judy and Patti

Dr. Michael S. Brophy | Posted 03.24.2014 | College
Dr. Michael S. Brophy

This week I return to the classroom, having enjoyed time away from campus on a sabbatical graciously granted by our board of trustees. In anticipatio...

The Doors App and Beyond: A Conversation with Elektra/Nonesuch Founder Jac Holzman

Mike Ragogna | Posted 03.07.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

Photo courtesy Holzman Family Archive A Conversation with Jac Holzman Mike Ragogna: Jac, it's an honor to interview you. You and your label Elektra ...

The Return of a Rock 'n' Roll Diva: Ellen Foley

Tom Semioli | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Tom Semioli

"Good evening ladies and gentlemen, my name is Ellen Foley...what's yours?" To music fans of a certain era, these are welcome words from the stage of the Cutting Room in New York City.