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Get Excited! Patti Smith Is Releasing A New Memoir, M Train, This Fall

Patti Smith’s memoir, Just Kids, is one of my favorite reads of the last couple of years, so I’m so pumped by the news that she’ll be releasing a followup memoir, called M Train, this fall. According to her publisher Knopf:

M Train is a journey through eighteen “stations.” It begins in the tiny Greenwich Village café where Smith goes… More »


Watch: Patti Smith Covers Rihanna’s “Stay” As Only She Can

This video, while a little less than a month old, brought me joy on this snowy Tuesday afternoon. Back on December 30, during her 67th birthday concert in New York City, the legendary Patti Smith played a cover of Rihanna’s “Stay,” calling it the song of 2013. Naturally, she sang it in her own bizarrely… More »


Patti Smith Is A Huge “Hunger Games” Fan, Wrote A Song For The “Catching Fire” Soundtrack & Rocks A Mockingjay Pin

The Hunger Games book series and movies are hugely popular with a wide audience, but I was still surprised (and delighted!) to learn the legendary rock star and poet Patti Smith counts herself amongst its fans. In fact, Smith enjoys the series so much, she:

Wears a mockingjay pin on her lapel and… More »


Patti Smith Wants Kristen Stewart To Play Her

“I remember the very first time I saw Kristen Stewart and Rob Pattinson together, when they were younger, and I thought, Those two kids could have easily played us when they were first starting, Kristen has a very special quality. She’s not conventionally beautiful, but very charismatic.”
Patti Smith, on who she’d like to… More »


Who’s That Girl: Model Anna Albrekht Channels Patti Smith

There’s only one Patti Smith, but that doesn’t mean people won’t forever be copping her signature look and style. For the latest issue of Helmet magazine, model Anna Albrekht does her best Patti impression, for a series of photos that seem modeled after the ones found in Judy Linn’s recent collection of Smith photographs. Linn… More »


The Frisky Staff’s Favorite Books Of 2011

It might seem like all we read around here is Tumblrs about Ryan Gosling. That’s only the partial truth: most of us are pretty huge bookworms. The Frisky staff is constantly lending our most loved books, swapping recommendations, and just in general being big-ass nerds. We’re not the kinds of blog that keeps you up-to-date… More »


Patti Smith, When She Was Just A Kid

If you were a fan of Patti Smith’s moving memoir Just Kids, then you’ll probably be really into this great book of photographs by Judy Linn. But even if you haven’t read Smith’s incredible elegy to her friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, you’ll probably want to check out Linn’s work. She and Patti developed a… More »


An Open Letter To The Film Industry About The “Just Kids” Biopioc

Dear Film Industry,

Hey there! What’s up? I heard a rumor that you are working on a biopic of Patti Smith’s memoir, Just Kids. Wow! I can’t say I’m surprised. It was a bestseller, winner of a National Book Award, and my favorite book of this year, aside from Freedom, which you will probably… More »


Sweet Release: What’s In And Out The Week Of January 13th 2009

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“Skins”
The saucy British show about teens is like sexy Degrassi meets My So Called Life. We’re fans from across the pond! … More »