Please Kill Me

In memory of Lou Reed (1942-2013), we return to Legs McNeil and Gillian McCain's definitive oral history of punk rock, which opens with pioneer Reed stating of the movement, "The music gave you back your beat so you could dream."

April 21: " 'Pull' includes 'invitations to tea' at which one hears smiling reminders that a better life is available to people who stop talking about massacres..."

Donna Tartt's The Goldfinch is the winner of the 2014 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. James Parker calls this Dickensian coming-of-age novel "an enveloping…