“We’re not prepared, but we never have been, and we’re still here,” Patti Smith announced as she and Sam Shepard sat down on the two armchairs on the stage of the 92nd Street Y last night, facing the sold-out crowd. They read, in a sort of call-and-response fashion, excerpts from their newest works peppered with some of Smith’s poetry and a couple of pleasantly unrehearsed musical numbers at the end.
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John Wesley Harding performs this Saturday at the festival “Words and Music: A Literary Feast in New Orleans.” Cannes winner Michael Haneke’s film “Das Weisse Band” (The White Ribbon) opens the Festival of European film “Cinedays” and will be opening in NYC next month. Last night at Canon Theatre, David Cronenberg interviewed Stephen King about his possible upcoming sequel to The Shining (so perhaps an upcoming film adaptation [perhaps by Cronenberg?!?—ed]) Patti Smith plays this Saturday along with Sonic Youth and the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at Chicago Filmmakers. In the new issue of Paris, LA, Hilton Als talks about self-portraiture. Joel Shapiro has nine new prints with Gemini G.E.L. at Joni Moisant Weyl. John Zinsser‘s Art Dealer Archipelagos, a collection of drawings by the painter, opens today at James Graham. Film The Blind Side with Kathy Bates comes to theaters today. And tonight, Jayne Anne Phillips reads from her latest novel at NYU’s Lillian Vernon Creative Writers House.
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