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Patti Smith’s ‘Just Kids’ to Premiere on Showtime

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Last year we wrote about rock icon Patti Smith’s memoir Just Kids, which detailed one of the more infamous times in American rock history and charted the legendary relationship between Smith and photographer Robert Mapplethorpe. The book was a critical and commercial success for Smith, who has been rumored to have been working on a cinematic interpretation of the memoir for some time now. And now, thanks to a message from Smith and Showtime President David Nevins, we know exactly what the next chapter will hold for Kids. Smith will be working with Penny Dreadful’s John Logan to release the memoir as a miniseries on Showtime. This news comes on the heels of the announcement of Kids’ follow-up novel, M…

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Books for TV Addicts: Penny Dreadful and “jonesin’ for a classic”

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Full disclosure: this Bookish Diva is supremely tardy to the Penny Dreadful party. I heard murmurs about this show and dismissed them. My “to be watched” queue was rather deep and I didn’t know if I had the emotional bandwidth to invest fully in another show. Then the live tweeting began. As I tenderly tiptoed through the tweets, curiosity took hold. I had to know more about Dorian, Vanessa and Ethan, so I jumped down the rabbit hole and never looked back. And this Bookish Diva solemnly swears that mentions of Josh Hartnett’s posterior had no bearing on my decision to indulge in Penny Dreadful. Classic shots like this…Conveys my love for this show #DemDreads #PennyDreadful pic.twitter.com/6SWy9IsBMd — INDIA (@Indiasmovies)…

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