Demythologizing Kurt Cobain

Named for a mixtape Kurt Cobain made in 1988, Brett Morgen’s “Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck” promises to be insightful and dramatic. Morgen initially thought the film (the first authorized documentary since Cobain’s death) would take 18 months to complete, but it has taken eight years—and will finally be released 24 April 2015. Between searching through the treasure trove of archives Cobain’s former wife Courtney …

Patti Smith’s New Memoir

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Following up the beautifully written “Just Kids,” Patti Smith—singer, songwriter, poet, artist and icon—has announced her new memoir, “M Train,” will be released later this year. Described as a trip “through prose that shifts fluidly between dreams and reality, past and present, across a landscape of creative aspirations and inspirations,” the book is said to explore Smith’s feelings about her craft and creative origins, as …

Chloë Sevigny Book

Defying time and gender stereotypes, the downtown NYC style icon has just released a tome full of her best looks

The term “It Girl” tends to be overused and is borderline meaningless at times, but when you’re talking about Chloë Sevigny, it’s an ideal descriptor. In her self-titled photo book—published by Rizzoli and boasting a foreword by Kim Gordon—Sevigny’s eclectic and truly personal style is explored, from her days as a teenager interning for Sassy to being the face of Miu Miu. From her shaved …