Lou Reed

November 13, 2013 No Comments

Lou Reed died on October 27. While I can’t say I’m much acquainted with his solo stuff other than Perfect Day and Walk on the Wild Side, his work with The Velvet Underground has always inspired me, especially their iconic debut album The Velvet Underground & Nico. A lot of people talk about his abrasive […]

International Education Week

This week at Boston university, and many college campuses around the world, is International Education Week. “International Education Week (IEW) is a joint initiative of the U.S. Departments of State and Education and is celebrated in more than 100 countries worldwide. IEW is meant to generate enthusiasm, broaden horizons, spark new dialogues, and encourage new […]

Reading Reminiscence: A Nod to Veterans Day

In acknowledgment and honor of Veterans Day yesterday, I recall Tim O’Brien’s poignant text The Things They Carried, one of many important books that deals with the stories of soldiers, war, and return from the front lines. “They carried the soldier’s greatest fear, which was the fear of blushing. Men killed, and died, because they […]