Lou Reed’s Rabbi

The rock star’s new tribute to his teacher, the writer Delmore Schwartz, illuminates their common genius

Soul Man

Jerry Ragovoy, who died last month, wrote “A Piece of My Heart” for Janis Joplin and “Time Is on My Side” for the Rolling Stones, channeling his Eastern European cantorial heritage to create soul classics

Rock On

Israeli rock band Monotonix puts on phenomenal live shows. But now that they’ve made the mass-marketed, public relations-supported leap to America, can their hardcore vibe survive?

‘The Boss’ Is Not in ‘The Tribe’

A surprise to one Irish Jewish Springsteen fan

Their Magic Moment

How Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller tapped into the soul of ’50s America—and made it sing

A Very Special Special

VH1 gathers musical has-beens for a Seder that rocks (sort of)

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