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  • The night Lou Reed came to my house

    October 29, 2013 | 10:33 am

    Lou Reed’s death on Sunday has made me think not just of his music but of his life, and specifically about when his life and mine briefly intersected, back when my brother Frank and I entertained him at our parents’ Philadelphia home, unbeknownst to mom and dad.

    It was 1969 and...

  • Watch: Lou Reed doing his part at a seder

    October 28, 2013 | 10:04 am

    Legendary Jewish rocker Lou Reed passed away this weekend at age 71, and since the news broke there has been a flurry of digital tributes.

    Among them are Tweets from Jewish stars like Bette Midler, Richard Lewis and Judd Apatow, a piece about how the  musician influenced one...

  • Lou Reed dies at 71

    October 27, 2013 | 3:02 pm

    Musician Lou Reed, the frontman for the band Velvet Underground as well as a solo artist, has died.

    Reed, who was born to a Jewish family, died Sunday at 71. A cause of death was not made public.

    He had a liver transplant last year after years of alcohol and drug abuse.

    Reed,...