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Read Laurie Anderson's Tribute to Late Husband Lou Reed

The legendary Laurie Anderson has written a moving tribute to her late husband Lou Reed, published today by the <i>East Hampton Star</i>. In the note, she describes the last days before Reed died of liver disease last week: "He died on Sunday morning looking at the trees and doing the famous 21 form of tai …

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Read Laurie Anderson's Moving Lou Reed Essay, Detailing Their Relationship and His Death

The November 21 issue of <i>Rolling Stone</i> magazine pays tribute to the late Lou Reed, who passed away on October 27. For the issue, avant-garde artist Laurie Anderson, who was Reed's longtime partner and wife since 2008, penned a beautiful and stunningly detailed essay on their relationship and Reed's …

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What Lou Reed Taught Me

Lou Reed was the first rock star to truly mess up my mind. It was the end of the '70s; I was in high school. With no older siblings and few friends to guide me — my sweet boyfriend was a classical cellist — I was stumbling around trying to educate myself about the foundations of the punk scene I …

Lou Reed, Leader Of The Velvet Underground, Has Died At 71

Lou Reed, the singer and songwriter whose work as a solo artist and as the leader of cult-favorite band The Velvet Underground influenced generations of musicians, has died at age 71.<p>Rumors of Reed's possible demise have been circulating for the past week; his death was first reported Sunday by</i> …

10 Memories Of Lou Reed

Earlier this week, after the passing of Lou Reed, we asked you to tell us what his music means to you. Here are 10 of our favorites (along with some of our favorite songs) out of the many memories we received.<p>"As a friend recently phrased it, 'When you get into Lou Reed as a teenager, it makes you …

Remembering Cheb I Sabbah, DJ Who Built A New Musical World

Global DJ, composer and musician Cheb I Sabbah died last Thursday at the age of 66 after a two-year battle with Stage IV stomach cancer.<p>Gifted with a radiant personality and a joyous spirit, he managed to merge beatmaking with tradition easily and openheartedly. If there was a disconnect in an …

Laurie Anderson’s Farewell to Lou Reed: A Rolling Stone Exclusive

Rolling Stone <i>pays tribute to Lou Reed, the outsider who changed the course of rock & roll, on the cover of our new issue. In an exclusive essay for</i> …

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Remembering Lou Reed: Tributes From Friends and Followers

He had style – that attitudinal New York hipster style. He was quite rude in interviews, but in person he was actually quite friendly – just not …

Lou Reed’s Last Words: Watch His Final Interview

On September 21st, Lou Reed sat down for his final interview and explained his personal relationship with sound: “Sound is more than just noise. …

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Lou Reed: 20 Hidden Treasures

Lou Reed‘s whole career is full of great songs that bristle with life, even when he was exploring the dark places in the heart. He sang about twisted …

APOD: Filaments of the Vela Supernova Remnant (2013 Oct 01) Image Credit & Copyright: Angus Lau, Y Van, SS Tong (Jade Scope Observatory) http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131001.html Explanation: The explosion is over but the consequences continue. About eleven thousand years ago a star in the constellation of Vela could be seen to explode, creating a strange point of light briefly visible to humans living near the beginning of recorded history. The outer layers of the star crashed into the interstellar medium, driving a shock wave that is still visible today. A roughly spherical, expanding shock wave is visible in X-rays. The above image captures some of that filamentary and gigantic shock in visible light. As gas flies away from the detonated star, it decays and reacts with the interstellar medium, producing light in many different colors and energy bands. Remaining at the center of the Vela Supernova Remnant is a pulsar, a star as dense as nuclear matter that rotates completely around more than ten times in a single second. http://www.jadescope.com/ Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131001 #APOD

APOD: All the Colors of the Sun (2013 Oct 02) Credit & Copyright: Nigel Sharp (NSF), FTS, NSO, KPNO, AURA, NSF http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap131002.html Explanation: It is still not known why the Sun's light is missing some colors. Shown above are all the visible colors of the Sun, produced by passing the Sun's light through a prism-like device. The above spectrum was created at the McMath-Pierce Solar Observatory and shows, first off, that although our white-appearing Sun emits light of nearly every color, it does indeed appear brightest in yellow-green light. The dark patches in the above spectrum arise from gas at or above the Sun's surface absorbing sunlight emitted below. Since different types of gas absorb different colors of light, it is possible to determine what gasses compose the Sun. Helium, for example, was first discovered in 1870 on a solar spectrum and only later found here on Earth. Today, the majority of spectral absorption lines have been identified - but not all. http://www.noao.edu/noao/scistaff/sharp.html http://www.noao.edu/image_gallery/html/im0600.html Starship Asterisk* • APOD Discussion Page http://asterisk.apod.com/discuss_apod.php?date=131002 #APOD

From NASA’s Archives, 50 Amazing Photos Of The Apollo Moon Missions

We pay homage to the Apollo missions with the best of NASA’s deep archives.<p>In May of 1961, President John F. Kennedy made a promise to put a man on the Moon–and return him back safely–by the end of the decade. Somehow, it worked.<p>Over 50 years later, it’s easy to forget how ambitious Kennedy’s …

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WIRED Space Photo of the Day 2013 | WIRED

Jan. 19, 2014: Solar X-Flare<p>The largest sunspot group of the solar cycle unleashed a large (X1.2 class) flare just when it was facing right towards …

The Oldest Star in the Universe