Lou Reed Loved Sports, Too

In the days since Lou Reed's death, you've undoubtedly come across numerous eulogies lauding the man and his varied interests. But one side of him you probably haven't heard much about is his sports fandom. This week on Slate's Hang up and Listen, Mike Pesca enlightens us on the topic of Reed's relationship to sports. » 10/30/13 4:10pm 10/30/13 4:10pm

Lou Reed's Secret Chord

Aw hell. Lou Reed is dead. There's a live version of "Sweet Jane" from 2003 that I can't find online right now but is worth a listen today, in the man's honor. Reed is noodling around with the song, working through that famous riff, more of a shuffle now than the strut you remember from the album. Just as the audience… » 10/27/13 4:09pm 10/27/13 4:09pm

Controversial World Cup Referee Busted With Whole Lotta Heroin At…

Byron Moreno, a former FIFA referee was arrested at JFK airport with over six KG of heroin. According to Google Translate translation, Moreno was controversial, "bleeped in Korea," and hid "the drug in her underwear." Got it. [CRE Satelital] » 9/21/10 5:25pm 9/21/10 5:25pm