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Punk rock goddess Patti Smith is adapting her 2010 memoir, Just Kids, for Showtime, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The limited series will be co-written and co-produced by Smith and Penny Dreadful creator John Logan.  A National Book Award winner for nonfiction, Just Kids is a moving reflection on Smith’s life as an artist in New York during the 60s and 70s, as well as her relationship with photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. If you haven’t read it, do. If you have, do it again. Read More
Remember when Just Kids came out and everyone & their mother was reading it? “So raw,” “#robertmapplethorpe,” etc. The book is, obviously, awesome - Patti Smith is an artistic maven and ETHEREAL GODDESS. Her prose is out of control and totally hinges on those bittersweet moments (that could easily be turned into lyrics. We know what you’re up to, Smith).    "What an honest window into Smith’s life," you might be thinking, "I wish there was more of hers to read. Read More
Tonight could be your lucky night, BUSTies. It's World Book Night in the UK, Ireland, and the United States. The daytime will see UNESCO's International Day of the Book, which falls yearly on April 23 in honor of Shakespeare and Cervantes' deaths. When the sun sets though, self-appointed "givers" will take to the streets and pass out books to lucky unsuspecting passersby. The givers registered with the World Book Night organization and received 20 specially-produced, not-for-resale paperbacks prior to tonight's celebration. Read More
  “Punk godmother” Patti Smith recently received the Polar Music Prize, a prestigious Swedish award which has been given out annually since 1992 to notable talents from Bjork to Zeppelin. The late ABBA lyricist and manager Stig Anderson created the prize to recognize the musical achievements of artists from a variety of genres and cultures, ensuring that the world would thank him for more than just “Dancing Queen” (but seriously, Mr. Anderson, thank you for “Dancing Queen”). Read More