Famed NSFW Pirelli Calendar to Celebrate Women for Their Brains or Something

The Pirelli Calendar has long been known for its exclusive, seductive pictures of the world’s top models, shot by the world’s best photographers, as was celebrated last year in a book on the calendar’s 50-plus years of production. While the 2016 calendar was expected to be much of the same, it appears that this year,… »9/22/15 11:00am9/22/15 11:00am

Patti Smith Says Goodbye to Aqua Teen Hunger Force With Beautiful Elegy

If you’ve ever wanted to hear Patti Smith sing the names of your favorite characters from Aqua Teen Hunger Force—not Carl–your day has finally come! I know it’s a pretty niche fantasy, but really anyone can enjoy the mournful original ballad Smith performed to say goodbye to the cult show, which is ending this… »8/20/15 2:15pm8/20/15 2:15pm

Here's Patti Smith's Fantastic Advice For Young Artists

"One does their work for the people, and the more people you can touch, the more wonderful it is. You don't make work and say, 'I only want the cool people to read it.' I mean, fuck you! You want everyone to read it [...] Maybe you want to or maybe you want to write scripts for detective shows... it doesn't really… »4/13/13 12:00pm4/13/13 12:00pm

Patti Smith Officially Can't Get More Awesome, Cites Hunger Games as an Influence

It is an objective truth that Patti Smith is one of the coolest, most talented women in the entire universe. Don't believe it? Well, one, you are wrong and, two, check out these videos of her discussing her new album Banga. Did you know she cites the Hunger Games' Katniss Everdeen as an inspiration? »6/07/12 6:10pm6/07/12 6:10pm

I May Be Too Old To Rock, But Thankfully, The Breeders Are Not

People — writers, fans, music executives — don't really know what to do with an aging female musician. I'm not talking about someone like Celine Dion or Cher, whose popularity was never based on some amorphous idea of coolness or relevance. I'm not even talking about our beloved Liz Phair, who still plasters short,… »7/14/08 1:00pm7/14/08 1:00pm