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In the New Yorker, Patti Smith writes about Mourning Lou Reed. at the Guardian wrote, “If you can manage more on Lou Reed, then this, by Patti Smith via @NewYorker.” Colleague Richard Williams called it, “Poet to poet.” Kim Nash with CIO said, “This is beautiful.” Max Abelson at Bloomberg News said, “Monday moment of zen: Sam Shepard calling Patti Smith while driving a truck through Kentucky.” Ben Williams from New York Magazine thinks “The Lou Reed obits haven't been all that interesting, because he's already one of most picked-over rock stars.” Aaron Rutkoff at Bloomberg Businessweek added, “Patti Smith on Velvet Underground: ‘A dissonant surf doo-wop drone allowing you to move very fast or very slow.’”

For one final bit of heartbreak, we agree with Dave Itzkoff at the New York Times: last night’s chalkboard gag on The Simpsons, in honor of Marcia Wallace, was indeed a heartbreaker.

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