Patti Smith and her Band

Today I’m rocking a black blazer in homage to Patti Smith, who ROCKED Shepherd’s Bush Empire last night: She’s 66 but skanked on that stage like a teenager – bowing down to mock-kiss Lenny Kaye’s (the long-time guitarist in her band) feet, running to each edge of the stage to welcome her fans, hopping and

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Delicacy starring Audrey Tatou

Last night we watched Delicacy, or La delicatesse, a 2011 French film with Audrey Tatou as Nathalie, the leading lady. Unlike most French films, Delicacy speeds through events – and hops forward years – with no hesitation. Slowness, consideration and observation are common traits of French films, and I love this about them, but it’s

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