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Lou Reed

  1. Lawsuits
    Hershey’s v. Jacques Torres: The Lawyer-to-Lawyer Slapdown!Hershey’s is cracking down on Jacques Torres and his “Champagne Kiss” bonbon. Read the hilarious lawyer letters.
  2. Mediavore
    Dinner for Two for Under $100; Seacrest Out (of Barbecue Sauce)Plus: a bailout for Parmigiano makers and a dress-code crackdown at Bouley, all in our morning news roundup.
  3. the elderly
    Which Old People Will Be Nominated for Grammys Tomorrow?Do any young artists stand a chance this year? Sadly, no.
  4. right-click
    TV on the Radio Triumph Over Terrible PunPlus: New jams from AC/DC and the Pipettes.
  5. chat room
    Lou Reed Wants to Talk About His New Radio Show, Does Not Want to Talk About Money’I’m here telling you the truth about music and you want to know if I have stock in the fucking radio?’
  6. gossipmonger
    A-Poe Is a Smash in HarlemPlus, Bill Clinton and Rachael Ray, together again? And Helen Hunt is reacquainted with Matthew Broderick’s goods!
  7. right-click
    Ben Gibbard Still Not Over That Girl Who Dumped Him Three Albums AgoPlus: Vampire Weekend!
  8. right-click
    Lil Wayne: Master of the Subtle MetaphorPlus: Jesse Malin!
  9. gossipmonger
    Eli Manning’s Little Town Blues Have Melted AwayEli Manning and Yogi Berra sang “New York, New York” together at Rao’s. Male madam David Forest says Marc Jacobs used to employ his services. Mariah Carey shot a video on the rooftop of Lenny Kravitz’s Crosby Street apartment. Mayor Bloomberg celebrated his 65th birthday with Steven Ratner and others at Michael’s. R.E.M. front man Michel Stipe got into a go-cart accident two weeks ago but is fine now. Blackstone Group co-founder Pete Peterson sold his River House digs to financier Jeffrey Leeds for $10 million.
  10. news reel
    Lou Reed Knows the ‘Sound and Fury’ Speech From ‘Macbeth’ by Heart“Tomorrow, and tomorrow, and tomorrow, / Creeps in this petty pace from day to day, / To the last syllable of recorded time; / And all our yesterdays have lighted fools / The way to dusty death,” said Lou Reed.
  11. right-click
    Lou Reed: King of Pop?Plus: the nerdiest track ever!
  12. apropos of nothing
    A Niemöllerian/ Brechtian Analysis of an Alarming Concert Trend
  13. news reel
    Lou Reed Remembers Muhammad Ali
  14. last night’s gig
    Bright Eyes, Streaked in Red
  15. last night’s gig
    Lou Reed Opens HighLine With John Zorn, Sarcasm
  16. party lines
    Bono Celebrates Orangeman Lou Reed, Confesses He Owes Him MoneySo remember the mysterious, quasi-postmodern Unnamed Event With Lou Reed from last week? Big news! Turns out the thing did have a name; it was “Syracuse University awards Lou Reed with the George Arents Pioneer Medal.” (The medal is apparently Syracuse’s highest alumni honor. More interesting, Lou Reed is also apparently a Syracuse alum.) But we also learned that Reed might have more than just an alumni award coming to him. Why was Bono there, we asked the U2 front man. “Because I am in a state of genuflection,” he told us from behind his sunglasses. “I would carry Lou Reed’s luggage; I probably have carried his luggage! There are about nine or ten U2 songs that he deserves royalties for that I don’t think he’s ever received.” Um, wow. Is that really something you’re supposed to admit? We hope Reed’s into that whole debt-forgiveness thing, too. —Genevieve Leon Earlier: It’s Not a Lou Reed Event Without Andy Rooney
  17. gossipmonger
    Breakups and the CityFormer Sex and the City partners Candace Bushnell and Darren Star are no longer speaking after Star sold a show similar to the one Bushnell was working on to a different network. Matt Lauer once had an awkward bathroom experience with Tom Brokaw. Kate Moss will launch her clothing line at Barneys on May 8. Alt Coffee on Avenue A is being turned into a stroller shop. Britney Spears may give Allure a tell-all regarding her family infighting. Lesley Stahl denies being the source of anti-Katie Couric rumors. On her way back to New York City, real-estate queen Barbara Corcoran boarded the wrong flight and ended up in Syracuse. Tyra Banks ate with Clay Aiken at Jean Georges. Andy Dick accosted two employees at a Chelsea club.
  18. cultural capital
    Patti Smith Rocks Carnegie Hall, Tibet Death loomed large at the Philip Glass–curated benefit concert for Tibet House U.S. Monday night at Carnegie Hall, when a parade of legendary talents — among them Lou Reed, Patti Smith, and Michael Stipe — performed numbers in honor of deceased friends. And as if that weren’t depressing enough, when the thrilling succession of reimagined hits and covers stopped, we suddenly realized that all our idols onstage talking about death will die, too. Oh, God. There were chanting monks, a beautiful, minimalist set from Sigur Rós, and Ben Harper. Debbie Harry happily danced to an acoustic version of “Heart of Glass.” And then came Lou Reed, the first to sing about getting old. Ray Davies harkened back to the Kinks’ glory days, getting the crowd to sing along with “Lola,” “Sunday Afternoon,” and “Dedicated Follower of Fashion.” He admitted to being foggy about why, exactly, he was there: “This is a great event. I’m not sure of all the details, but the spirit moved me.” And then he, too, got wistful about age. “Being in a band at this point in my life is a separation anxiety of the worst sort,” he said. “We never know when we’ll meet again.”