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Posts by: Kevin Nolan

Patti Smith on New York City

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Poet, artist, and punk-rock legend Patti Smith sat down last week with journalist Amy Goodman to discuss, among other things, Smith’s memoir Just Kids—reviewed by us in February—about her life and friendship with the late artist Robert Mapplethorpe. Smith was interviewed before a live audience and parts aired on Goodman’s Democracy Now! program. It is […]

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The Latest on Google Books

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“The most ambitious solution would transform Google’s digital database into a truly public library.” “That, of course, would require an act of Congress, one that would make a decisive break with the American habit of determining public issues by private lawsuit. The legislation would have to settle ancillary problems—how to adjust copyright, deal with orphan […]

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