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STREB: RAW; Friday, March 5; The Paramount Theater

STREB: RAW; Friday, March 5; The Paramount Theater

 Following Friday night’s performance by STREB, I walked to the edge of the stage where the eight dancers were perched and one by one squeezed their calves and biceps. With one fellow, I took a hold of his instep to admire his beautifully curved arch. In very real terms, I was trying to see what […]

Just Kids; Patti Smith; Harper Collins, 290 pages

Just Kids; Patti Smith; Harper Collins, 290 pages

  Some friendships are too beautiful for words. Fortunately, in the hands of Patti Smith, the 22-year bond between her and Robert Mapplethorpe is not one of them.  But Just Kids is more than a memoir of a relationship that started as a romance and later, when Mapplethorpe realized he was gay, endured as a […]