| Nov 19, 2010
"Just Kids," which won the National Book Award for nonfiction Wednesday night, is a reminder that Patti Smith has always had more than making records on her mind. Such a sensibility has defined her work since her debut album "Horses" came out in 1975,...
| May 2, 2011
Poets read to rapt audiences, and authors of fiction tried to explain the creative process. Celebrity chefs lured big crowds to sit under a hot sun, and mystery writers answered questions in SRO auditoriums. There was something for almost everyone at...
| Sep 4, 2011
On the third floor of a big, gray building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street, silver-haired docent Julie Chelminski recently stepped up to the middle of a hushed room and faced 15 spellbound tourists.
"On the walls of this room there were 9,000 drawers,"...
| Nov 30, 2011
The Age of Movies
The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
Edited by Sanford Schwartz
Library of America, $40
Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best.
| Dec 25, 2011
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 these roles almost effortlessly, moving among them as if the only difference was in our heads. And why not?...
| Aug 7, 2011
The first day of rehearsals was another momentous occasion for the Red Hot Chili Peppers. It was fall 2009, more than three years since the band last toured, and the rockers were beginning the hard work of rebirth with a new guitarist, Josh Klinghoffer....
| Jun 22, 2008
Who would have guessed, in the mid-1970s, that Patti Smith would end up as the visionary poet-mother of rock 'n' roll? Smith's brilliant early career seemed likely to end in burnout; as she intoned, memorably, at the start of her 1975 debut album,...
| Sep 14, 2009
| 9:35 PM
Jim Carroll, a poet and punk rocker whose wry tales of rocky adolescence as an athlete-turned-junkie in the 1978 memoir "The Basketball Diaries" resonated deeply with a generation of disaffected youths, died Friday at his home in New York City. He was 60....
| Feb 5, 2010
| 4:34 AM
The Early Show Quarterback Drew Brees; Justin Bieber performs. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Jennie Garth; Melissa Gilbert. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America Super Bowl recipes. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good......
| Feb 12, 2010
| 4:34 PM
Steve Earle's son's stripped-down songs run the emotional gamut. Justin Townes Earle is a young man of awesome traditions, who signifies his heritage every time he signs his name. Talent isn't a genetic trait that can be inherited, but Earle......
| Mar 3, 2010
| 4:32 PM
Remembering JFK: As part of its 2010-2011 season, the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts has announced a two-week series of programs and shows marking the 50th anniversary of President Kennedy's inauguration. Among the offerings will be re-...