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The Best-Selling Books In Southern California

Posted 12.18.2011 | Los Angeles

The Southern California Independent Booksellers Association has released the bestselling books at local, independent bookstores for the sales week end...

World Book Night Giving Away 1 Million Free Books, Needs YOUR Help

Posted 12.14.2011 | Books

Ever heard of World Book Night? If not, you will. Because they want your help to give away free books. WBN first launched in the UK last year. It t...

Yellowcard's Audio Exclusive, Chatting With Pegi Young, Van Hunt and Tommy Keene, Plus PopMarket and Girl Talk's Halloween Playlist

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.30.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

With Yellowcard's release of the acoustic version of their critically-acclaimed album When You're Through Thinking, Say Yes last week, it only proved that Yellowcard is indeed back.

Patti Smith's Peaceable Kingdom

Dorothy Spears | Posted 12.26.2011 | Arts
Dorothy Spears

For the opening of her exhibit, Patti Smith: Camera Solo at the Wadsworth Atheneum in Hartford, CT last week, Patti Smith gave a concert celebrating essential connections between art, music, and literature.

Chats With George Benson, John McLaughlin, Fred Schneider of The B-52's, and L.A. Guns' Tracii Guns, Plus Lisa Hannigan's New Video

Mike Ragogna | Posted 12.20.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna


Sweetheart Of The Sun & Modern Art: Chatting With The Bangles' Susanna Hoffs and Matthew Sweet

Mike Ragogna | Posted 11.25.2011 | Entertainment
Mike Ragogna

"I think the culture today is very, very different from what it was in the '60s, and I feel lucky that I grew up at a time when I had these very strong female role models. They were strong women, but their power was very much connected to their creativity and their voice."

Rock And Roll Revisited

Posted 10.15.2011 | Entertainment

Chances are if you have a love of old New York, an obsession with rock & roll and dreams of being famous you've already read Patti Smith's memoir "Jus...

PHOTOS: Escape To New York Debuts, But Is Cancelled On Third Day

Southampton, NY Patch | Brendan J. O'Reilly Email the Author | Posted 10.08.2011 | New York

The inaugural Escape to New York was cut short when the third planned day of music and arts was rained out, but the first two days brought high profil...

Huffington Post Exclusive Music World Premiere: On The Twentieth Anniversary Of Nevermind, SPIN Curates A Tribute Album (Audio)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 09.17.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez


Classic Celebrity Memoirs And Their Contemporary Counterparts | Posted 09.11.2011 | Books

"Everybody needs his memories," Saul Bellow once wrote. "They keep the wolf of insignificance from the door." These days, the same can be true of fame...

Put 10,000 Maniacs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

Dave Astor | Posted 09.09.2011 | Entertainment
Dave Astor

As I write this post, I'm sitting in The Wishing Chair. That's the name of a 10,000 Maniacs album from 1985, and also reflects my wish that the band be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It would be a much-deserved honor.

Literary Love Letters To NYC | Posted 08.01.2011 | Books

From time to time, we all second-guess why we live in New York — especially in the wake of a pleasant holiday weekend away. It’s crowded, expensiv...

Legendary New York Venue Setting For New Biopic

Posted 07.20.2011 | New York

CBGB, the famous New York City music venue, and its founder Hilly Kristal will be the subjects of a new biopic, according to Brad Ro...

Patti Smith Serenades Sotheby's

Mihal Freinquel | Posted 07.18.2011 | New York
Mihal Freinquel

Last night, 70s rock 'n' roll legend Patti Smith performed at Sotheby's in NYC and I was there to witness the glory firsthand. Accompanied by guitaris...

Huffpost Reporters' Picks: What They're Reading And Loving Now (PHOTOS)

Posted 07.17.2011 | Books

It's a wild and varied staff at Huffington Post and the reporters are avid readers. They've got favorites they're in the middle of reading and we thou...

Patti Smith, Psychedelic Furs To Headline Inaugural 'Escape To New York' Festival

Posted 07.11.2011 | New York

The Friday and Saturday lineup for the inaugural Escape To New York Festival has been announced. Performers will include Patti Smith, The Psychedelic ...

New York, I Love You: 10 Favorite Books About The Big Apple

Rob Silverman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Rob Silverman

I first moved to New York City in 1996, and I have no need or desire to live anywhere else in the world. After living in New York City for over half o...

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe: Brainiac Amours in Just Kids

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Only two pages in and I'm choked with sobs as I read how Patti Smith listened to her soul mate's breathing on the phone as he struggled in the hospita...

Lisa Lowell's Beautiful Behavior

Holly Cara Price | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Holly Cara Price

Most of us know Lisa Lowell from her backing vocals with various artists, perhaps most famously as a member of Bruce Springsteen's Sessions Band in 20...

From Prize Winners To The Situation

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

From rappers to actors, politicians to reality TV stars, celebrities from across the map published a lot of books this year. While we wait for Snook...

Jimi Hendrix, Otis Redding, Janis Joplin

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

In the wake of punk rock legend Patti Smith winning a National Book Award for her memoir "Just Kids," and the boom associated with the publication of ...

Music Unites Expands Efforts in 2011 With Nationwide Instrument Drive

Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Michelle Edgar

In less than two years, Music Unites has grown exponentially and expanded a number of its programs. The New York-based non-profit has grown from an id...

WATCH: 'I Like My Award'

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Stephen Colbert told Patti Smith last night on his show: "Some have said you're the mother of the punk rock world. That must be a difficult family to ...

Ten Great Books You Won't Find On Every List This Holiday Season

Jesse Kornbluth | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jesse Kornbluth

If your friends and family know that you're a big-time reader, you're surely going to get books for the holidays. And if they don't know you well, y...

The Poetry Of Patti Smith

John Lundberg | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
John Lundberg

Smith has actually published numerous books of poetry. And unlike other successful rock stars who have stumbled awkwardly into verse (Jewel and Billy Corgan come to mind), Smith's work reflects that she was a poet first.