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

A LiveJournal Blog Entry by Stacy Elaine Dacheux

At the party, a woman in a silky dress makes conversation, “Hey, have you seen that show Halt & Catch Fire?” “No.” I respond, shoving my mouth full of gluten-free things that look like chips. A man in a fedora joins us. “It’s a hot show about computers.” He says, “It’s sexy.” The crackers congeal … More A LiveJournal Blog Entry by Stacy Elaine Dacheux