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Nominees Revealed For Prestigious Book Awards

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

NEW YORK — Jonathan Franzen is back in the awards circle. Franzen's "Freedom," among last year's most highly praised novels, is a finalist for th...

Patti Smith's 'Just Kids' Wins National Book Award

AP | HILLEL ITALIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The winners seemed stumped at the National Book Awards. There were few prepared speeches on Wednesday night as most recipients manag...

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.

Rob Fishman

National Book Awards: Young Authors Join The 'House Party' [VIDEO] | Rob Fishman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

While Patti Smith was accepting her National Book Award on Wednesday night, young people interested in books, writing and publishing gathered at the R...

Patti Smith's 'Just Kids' Won The National Book Award

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Patti Smith was a National Book Award Winner for 2010. Everybody loved her acceptance speech, but does everybody love the book? Opinions in favor seem...

My Takeaway From the Metropolitan Opera's New Rheingold

Albert Imperato | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Albert Imperato

The Metropolitan Opera's season-opening performances last week of Wagner's Das Rheingold got lots of media attention, and with good reason.

Blague d'Art: Brion Gysin, Together at Last

Peter Frank | Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts
Peter Frank

The retrospective at New York's New Museum exposes Gysin as a restless experimenter with a consistent vision, an inconsistent style, and an enduring commitment to several art forms.

The Holy Grail: I Buy A 1958 Sunburst Les Paul

Binky Philips | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Binky Philips


HuffPost Summer Concert Review: A Date With Darling Lilith, Part 2

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Is Lillith a dream date or too high maintenance? You be the judge after weighing these ten pluses/minuses from the tour stop in Englewood, Colorado.

"A Little Less Conversation": A Playlist to Encourage a New Generation to "Do Something"

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Today, I have a semi-modest proposal for those same young Americans who will likely inherit this big mess: do something, and do it with "A Little Less Conversation" and little more action.

Patti Smith To Artists: Don't Come To New York

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Musician and author Patti Smith had some sound advice for fledgling artists thinking of moving to New York: don't. According to Vanishing New York,...

"Money Talks": A Playlist For The Financial Reform Debate

David Wild | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
David Wild

Right now is the time for real financial reform. Come to think of it, right now is actually way too late for real financial reform. Still, better now than not now, right?

Dream of Life: Interview with Director Steven Sebring

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

Steven Sebring's movie Patti Smith: Dream of Life will take place at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, DC, on Sunday, June 27th, in the East Building Concourse Auditorium.

TV's Tonight Show for Kids Was Loved By Adults, Too

Anthea Raymond | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Anthea Raymond

Imagine a children's television show popular with celebrities, especially musicians. It was on early Sunday morning and coincided with the end of their Saturday nights.

Film Review: Patti Smith: Dream of Life

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

Dream of Life, Sebring's tribute to the once and future queen of punk, so completely suits Patti Smith's personality that every frame of the movie reflects her will to be free.

Party PHOTOS: Patti Smith Celebrates Henry Darger

Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment

Patti Smith brought the crowd to its feet Saturday night when she performed at a benefit for the American Folk Art Museum in New York. The party celeb...


Michelle Edgar | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

It was just one year ago that New York-based charity Music Unites was founded by Michelle Edgar to support music education in underfunded inner city s...

Iggy Pop, Patti Smith And Other Stars Rock For Tibet House At Carnegie Hall

AP | RYAN McLENDON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Patti Smith, Iggy Pop, Regina Spektor and many others contributed to a potent sonic cocktail that rocked Carnegie Hall at the 20th An...

Tibet House's XX Annual Benefit At Carnegie Hall This Friday

Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

It was 15 years ago that the Beastie Boys and the Milarepa Fund first started promoting Tibetan Freedom Concerts that inspired millions to fight for t...