Patti Smith
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The 100 Greatest Alternative Singles of the ‘80s: Part 4: 40 - 21
30 Sep 2015 // 9:02 PM

Stories sung with grace and compassion. We can only hope our stories will be told so well, sometime.

The Best Non-Fiction of 2010
23 Jan 2011 // 4:00 PM

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.


In the Oft-Reviled Genre of Memoirs, Here are Some Memoirs to Love
23 Feb 2011 // 6:00 AM

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


Patti Smith's Practice of Everyday Living Will Intrigue Readers of 'M Train'
29 Sep 2015 // 2:30 AM

Every chapter in M Train digs a fresh grave in the chambers of Patti Smith's memory.

The Pop Group Brings Funky Disco Social Criticism to Brooklyn - 16 March 2015
19 Mar 2015 // 7:04 AM

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.


Counterbalance No. 19: Patti Smith’s 'Horses'
4 Feb 2011 // 1:00 AM

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!

Patti Smith Joins Carmen Consoli on "Mio Zio"
29 Jun 2010 // 1:00 AM

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,


Musician-artist Patti Smith unleashes her imagination on a museum tour
8 Jun 2012 // 12:43 AM

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

Rocker-poet-artist-mother’s many facets are seen in a slim volume
11 Jan 2012 // 12:35 AM

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

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Con Brio: The Best New Live Band in America?

// Notes from the Road

"There’s a preciousness to McCarter and the rest of the mostly young band. You want to freeze the moment, to make sure they are taking it all in too. Because it’s going to change.

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