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Sunday, January 23 2011

The Best Non-Fiction of 2010

PopMatters' writers (a margin-friendly, iconoclastic bunch, for the most part) cast their nets far beyond the world of culture-production to capture some of the best non-fiction books published in 2010.


Wednesday, February 23 2011

In the Oft-Reviled Genre of Memoirs, Here are Some Memoirs to Love

A subgenre has emerged that should placate memoirphobes and please memoirfiles: the artist-teacher memoir.


Thursday, March 19 2015

The Pop Group Brings Funky Disco Social Criticism to Brooklyn - 16 March 2015

Hearing the Pop Group in action in the present day makes you wish bands that are half the Pop Group’s age would try harder.

Wednesday, June 6 2012

Patti Smith: Banga

It’s hard to review something by as consummate an artist as Patti Smith without just listing all the similies for "outstanding".

Friday, December 16 2011

Words of Love: Patti Smith’s Ode to Georgia O’Keeffe

While Smith’s performance may have felt off-the-cuff, she couldn’t have been more in her leanin’-on-the-parkin’-meter element.

Thursday, September 8 2011

Patti Smith: Outside Society

All hail Patti Smith, the postmodern beat queen who looks back at what she’s done and finds a pattern -- where excess in all things is fine if succeeded by its opposite.

Thursday, August 4 2011

Poet, Punk and Shaman: 'Dancing Barefoot: The Patti Smith Story'

If you gave poet and mystic William Blake access to some electric guitars, the result would have sounded a lot like Patti Smith. Dave Thompson tells this story with a special focus on the height of her career in the '70s.


Friday, February 4 2011

Counterbalance No. 19: Patti Smith’s 'Horses'

One of the most critically-acclaimed debuts in rock history, Patti Smith’s Horses is a whirlwind of poetry and proto-punk rock. Counterbalance takes Horses for a ride -- go Rimbaud and go Johnny go!

Tuesday, June 29 2010

Patti Smith Joins Carmen Consoli on "Mio Zio"

Patti Smith joined the Sicilian singer-songwriter Carmen Consoli to perform Consoli's "Mio Zio"(My Uncle) in Turin, Italy. The song, from Consoli's latest album, Elettra,

Tuesday, July 14 2009

Patti Smith: Peace and Noise

At a recent exhibition at the Gallery of Modern Art in Glasgow, Scotland, I was fortunate enough to catch a glimpse at Robert Mapplethorpe’s


Friday, June 8 2012

Musician-artist Patti Smith unleashes her imagination on a museum tour

DETROIT — “Here’s my favorite painting in the museum,” says Patti Smith, bringing a hand up to her chest, as if the sight of her

Wednesday, January 11 2012

Rocker-poet-artist-mother’s many facets are seen in a slim volume

One thing I’ve always admired about Patti Smith is her refusal to be characterized. Rocker, poet, artist, mother: She seems to inhabit each of

Friday, November 19 2010

Patti Smith: A writer's journey

LOS ANGELES — "Just Kids," which won the National Book Award for nonfiction on Wednesday night, is a reminder that Patti Smith has always had more

Wednesday, August 25 2010

What Patti Smith can teach us today

Nostalgia is never more suspect than when the person romantically harking back is too young to have experienced the era firsthand. But reading Patti Smith's

Wednesday, August 1 2007

Patti Smith still uncovering reasons behind 'Twelve' covers disc

Patti Smith says she was first attracted to several of the dozen cover songs that make up her latest disc, "Twelve," because they have both

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