Patti Smith Named to 2011 Time 100

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Patti Smith was recently named to Time Magazine’s 2011 Time 100 (April 25, 2011). Her close friend Michael Stipe, lead singer of R.E.M. and fellow poet/artist/activist authored Patti’s profile. This is my favorite quote by Michael 🙂

In 2011 we face a new era of sweeping changes combatting an even deeper cynicism and intolerance. With Just Kids, her memoir of her friendship with artist Robert Mapplethorpe, Patti, 64, reminds us that innocence, utopian ideals, beauty and revolt are enlightenment’s guiding stars in the human journey. Her book recalls, without blinking or faltering, a collective memory — one that guides us through the present and into the future.

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