M Train by Patti Smith or How To Be Alone and In Love

This one is about her husband. I heard this often. This one is about her husband. Just Kids, Patti Smith’s previous book about artist Robert Mapplethorpe, had me at the first page. It’s romantic and scrappy: an account of friendship before fame, sickness, and death. Her prose elevates a holy sense of specifics, this hard … More M Train by Patti Smith or How To Be Alone and In Love

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The Latest from Kate Durbin or How Kim Kardashian Is a Contemporary Patty Hearst

I reviewed E! Entertainment by Kate Durbin for Fanzine. Here, I explore Durbin’s captivating text in relation to Kim Kardashian as a modern day Patty Hearst, reality television & Stockholm Syndrome, Marshall McLuhan, cults, mediums, and other alternative realities. Give it a read and share your thoughts, then consider picking Durbin’s book up over at … More The Latest from Kate Durbin or How Kim Kardashian Is a Contemporary Patty Hearst

The Latest from Eileen Myles or Sometimes Confused, but Always in Love

SIDE 1 / SNOWFLAKE So, who the hell is Joan Larkin? I analyze the dedication to the first component of Eileen’s two-fold release, Snowflake, from Wave Books one more time before throwing it down on the floor. My fingers return to the keys. Type. Type. Type. New Google Search: J-O-A-N L-A-R-K-I-N. Internet leads me through … More The Latest from Eileen Myles or Sometimes Confused, but Always in Love