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You probably know about this, but we’d be remiss to not mention the passing of Lou Reed. Be it books or music, it’s hard to imagine what many of us would be doing if Lou Reed never decided to take up music.

Sasha Frere-Jones remembers Lou Reed.

Michael Robbins also writes about Reed and the Velvet Underground.

Ivan Turgenev and Evelyn Waugh were both born on this day.

Jon Cotner recorded a poem while jogging through Prospect Park.

n+1 has the introduction to Kirill Medvedev’s It’s No Good, translated from Russian by Keith Gessen with Mark Krotov, Cory Merrill, and Bela Shayevich.

Laura Van Den Berg interviews herself. She’ll be interviewed by Jason Diamond at Community Bookstore on November 6th.

Watch this video where Richard Dawkins calls President Obama an atheist.

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