Patti Smith Friday, Oct. 12 at 8 p.m. The Wiltern Since the 1978 release of her landmark album Easter, Patti Smith has exhibited photography, published poetry and released a highly acclaimed memoir, Just Kids. On Friday night, though, the multi-talented Smith puts on her (wide-brimmed) musician hat once more for a performance of her latest […]

Patti Smith confronts new school celebrity

If the Grammys telecast Sunday and the recent Golden Globe Awards taught us anything, it’s that products that are mass produced to possess inherent widespread appeal have become synonymous with award-winning talent. Of course, it’s been this way for some time, and to harp on the grotesque nature of voyeurism and shameless self-promotion in relation […]