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Happy Hookernew

New York City post-punk heroine Shilpa Ray manages to find new cures for the shopgirl blues
Colorado Springs Independent  |  Bill Forman  |  03-31-2011  |  Profiles & Interviews

Dreams of Life and Death: Looking Back with Patti Smithnew

Patti Smith and Robert Mapplethorpe were barely 20 when they met, a couple of androgynous hippies newly arrived in New York City to live among the bohos and Beats, the Factory divas and "extravagant bums" swirling around the boroughs, the Bowery and the Chelsea.
L.A. Weekly  |  Steve Appleford  |  02-19-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

Patti Smith on Christ, Cobain and Robert Mapplethorpenew

Twenty years after the death of her friend and lover, photographer Robert Mapplethorpe, punk-rock pioneer Patti Smith has released Just Kids, her memoir of the couple's bohemian, hardly-fed days in late-'60s New York City.
Seattle Weekly  |  Chris Kornelis  |  01-25-2010  |  Profiles & Interviews

Patti Smith Gets the Documentary She Deservesnew

With Dream of Life, director (and Smith superfan) Steven Sebring has assembled a strange and beautiful tribute to Smith, equal parts biography, music video, and love letter.
The Portland Mercury  |  Alison Hallett  |  10-31-2008  |  Reviews

Looking Back at a Rock-and-roller Like Patti Smith is Hard to Donew

I've liked Patti Smith ever since Detroit's legendary Creem magazine published her definition of rock and roll in the poem "We Don’t Look Back!" So it's weird to see a looking-back film like Dream of Life, even though it is distinguished by documenting her constant effort to keep moving forward.
New York Press  |  Armond White  |  08-07-2008  |  Reviews

Patti Smith on Everythingnew

Protean punk poetess Smith offers answers on late-'70s New York and domesticity in Detroit, covering Kurt Cobain and the looming post-Bush clean-up job.
Montreal Mirror  |  Chris Barry  |  10-01-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Patti Smith's Revolutionsnew

The singer, writer, artist, and muse on a life of invention.
Los Angeles CityBeat  |  Steve Appleford  |  07-27-2007  |  Profiles & Interviews

Punk Godmothernew

Patti Smith only bats .500 on Twelve -- but those six successful songs will wow you.
Tucson Weekly  |  Gene Armstrong  |  06-07-2007  |  Reviews

Delayed Rite, Done Rightnew

Patti Smith finally gets around to covering her faves.
Illinois Times  |  Rene Spencer Saller  |  05-22-2007  |  Reviews

Not Groundbreaking, but a Reminder of Her Potencynew

Smith the fan and Smith the artist aren't always reconciled, but even when they are, Twelve starts arguments.
Shepherd Express  |  Jon Gilbertson  |  05-04-2007  |  Reviews

Remain the Same, or Reinventnew

Most artists survive by reinventing themselves. But rock star Patti Smith, like God and Edith Piaf, is eternal. Also reviewed is "Uh Huh Her" by PJ Harvey, who is in some ways Smith's heir and in others her opposite.
Illinois Times  |  René Spencer Saller  |  07-02-2004  |  Reviews

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