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."
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December 11: "Unfortunately, nature and the laws of physics cannot compromise -- they are what they are."
Critic and ardent home cook Heller McAlpin recommends new cookbooks whose winning voices and visual delights are just as beguiling as the dishes they highlight.
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