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Petey E. Menz

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Music

Lou Reed, Metallica, and an Unholy Racket

“Lulu,” a collaboration between Lou Reed and Metallica, is unforgettable. It is wildly absurd and severely misguided. And though it’s tinged with an air of cruel apathy towards the listener, it still manages to be one of the more entertaining albums of 2011. It is bad in an almost hallucinatory sense; listeners may find it difficult to believe what they’re hearing.

Preview: Accidental Death of an Anarchist
On Campus

Preview: Accidental Death of an Anarchist

October 28-30, November 3-5, 8 p.m.

Music

Tom Waits’s Aging Music

For more than thirty years, Waits has been so good that his audience is forced to take his nuttiness seriously. So when he fumbles on his new album, “Bad As Me,” it doesn’t just mean the vocals are a little off or the music’s a little boring; it means that the whole thing falls apart.

Books

Five Interesting Authors To Follow On Twitter

Sometimes, Twitter is good for things besides telling people what you're eating.

Theater

An Oddly Somber ‘Twelfth Night’

The actors alone cannot save a maddeningly inconsistent production, which awkwardly wavers between camp, comedy, and drama.

Books

Reflective Thompson Ponders Sex, Religion, and Water Crisis

A dapper Craig Thompson signed copies of his latest graphic novel, 'Habibi,' at the Brattle Theatre last Wednesday.

On Campus

Portrait of an Artist: Deborah Martin Kao

Chief Curator Deborah Martin Kao looks ahead to the bright future of the Harvard Art Museums