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Lou’s Gift: The Magic of a Rock ’n’ Roll Poet

An encounter with legendary rock star Lou Reed, who died this weekend at 71

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Lou Reed, 1942-2013: Baruch Dayan Emet

The Brooklyn-born punk star, writer, and poet altered the New York cultural landscape

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How Delmore Schwartz Saved My Life

Or at least kept Lou Reed from punching me at a dinner party

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Lou Reed’s Rabbi

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

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Holy Trinity

How a Jew, a WASP, and a Catholic found the perfect religious balance and made the Velvet Underground one of the greatest rock bands in history

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Sundown: Behind Enemy Lines

Plus the man who gave us Passover Coke, and more

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No Mr. Nice Guy: Lou Reed

On the late Lou Reed’s 69th birthday, Elizabeth Wurtzel explained that contrary to the assertions of Philip Roth and others, the problem with Jewish male artists is not that they are too nice

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Yo La Tengo’s Eternal Hanukkah

Hoboken’s own rock out with The Feelies and other friends