Patti Smith

10 Oct 2019

Patti Smith was in San Francisco, this is what she said

There she was, the one and only, the punk rock poet laureate of past, present, and future – Patti Smith. She was dressed in her quintessential baggy clothes – big brown jacket, loose black jeans, booming stringy gray hair – dragging her doc marten’s in a slow-moving gait maintaining the

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24 Sep 2019

Chasing Patti Smith Through the Haight, & through History

There she was, just within reach, the famous punk rocker poet, the shamaness beaming raw mystic power, the one, and only Patti Smith. There she was, right on Haight Street hovering in the San Francisco sunshine her presence breaking through the fog, still amongst the ragged street kids all refusing

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20 Nov 2020

100 Best Cheap Eats in the Bay Area

This list of great places to eat in the Bay Area will leave you smiling and probably drooling. All these joints are incredibly well priced, locally owned, delicious, and serving takeout in 2020. Check their links for store hours, menus, and ordering info, because things are always changing these days,

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15 Sep 2015

Beautiful Women in Bookstores: Ashley

Beautiful Women in Bookstores is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a celebration of reading, intelligence, independent bookstores, and of course, beautiful women. In a time when bookstores seem to be disappearing this is our effort to show how sexy books and reading really are. Each installment will have a

Broke-Ass Stuart - Editor In Cheap 0
09 Jan 2014

Reasons Why New York is Better than San Francisco

Not that long ago, I wrote a post for this very website which chronicled my experience as a sun-kissed, burrito-fed Californian living for three years in NYC.  Soft of heart and fake blonder of hair, I bemoaned New York’s frigid winters, sleazy one-upping “networkers,” and lack of publicly-placed recycling bins.

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27 Mar 2012

Hear Patti Smith Talk About “Just Kids”: FREE at Housing Works Bookstore Cafe

Patti Smith is pretty much the quintessential New York icon.  No matter how you slice it, that lady is badass.  For this reason, the whole of New York City– and hip people everywhere– collectively peed their pants over her recent book about her relationship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, Just Kids.

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30 Nov 2011

Will Hermes – “Love Goes to Buildings on Fire” Panel

Major cultural shifts are not always easy to recognize, particularly when it comes to music. This is likely because there’s a natural evolution to music – trends sort of blend into each other seamlessly. Every now and then something really new comes along and shifts paradigms. I remember when Grunge

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18 Nov 2011

Broke-Ass Pop Culture: I’m New Here

So I’m pretty new to NYC. Like, I-don’t-move-in-to-my-apartment-until-December new. And like anyone new to the city, I’m pretty excited to see it all dressed up for the holidays. Images of “Home Alone 2” and “Miracle on 34th Street” (old and not as old) march through my brain like the Macy’s

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08 Sep 2011

FREE Patti Smith Show Tonight at Webster Hall

Patti Smith likes you. Not only did she pen the National Book Award-winning read Just Kids for even the most ADD of readers to enjoy last year, but tonight she’s going to perform, for you, for FREE. Tonight at Webster Hall, Smith will show off why she’s a rock icon

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