Lou Reed: He Walked on the Wild Side

At his best, Lou Reed was to rock music what Jean Genet was to literature – a chronicler of an unsavory, lubricious underworld who compelled us to see beauty and grace in the dissipated and disturbing. As leader of the Velvet Underground, the Brooklyn native, who died on Oct. 27 at age 71, helped provide the soundtrack for the Exploding Plastic Inevitable, artist Andy Warhol’s avant-garde multimedia scene in the late 1960s, performing songs on then-taboo topics ranging from drug use …

Find Bargains, Deals at the Dollar Store

Dollar stores: Love ‘em or hate ‘em? This week’s episode of “The Cheap Life” looks at the deals/no deals of shopping at dollar stores. Leave me a comment telling me what you think (on the YouTube page, not here) for a chance to win a $50 gift card … and see Little Jeff scrubbing up in the bathtub!