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Five Lessons Lou Reed Can Teach Any Writer

Dear Reader, Lou Reed has physically departed, though thankfully he left his soul in his music. Because of this, we can all hear and connect with him whenever we turn on one of his CDs. Upon his passing, many people have written articles to acknowledge the many ways in which Lou Reed influenced rock music. Even… Continue Reading


The “Risky Business” of Filmmaking

Dear Reader, The American film Risky Business came out in 1983. It was written and directed by Paul Brickman. It stars Tom Cruise, Rebecca De Mornay, Joe Pantoliano, Richard Masur, Bronson Pinchot, Curtis Armstrong, and about 45 other cast members. There were three producers, an original musical composition team, costume designer, make-up department, set decorators,… Continue Reading