Friday Surprise: Eight and Scrunchies at Green Line Cafe

Friday Surprise: Eight and Scrunchies at Green Line Cafe

Each semester, I pick a new coffee shop to work, hangout, and (of course) caffeinate in.  This semester, Green Line Café on 44th and Locust became my go-to spot. I love it not only for its potent cold brew, but also its cozy, homey vibe that reminds me of doing work at the kitchen table. … Continue reading “Friday Surprise: Eight and Scrunchies at Green Line Cafe”

Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’ in Retrospect: A Macabre Masterpiece

Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’ in Retrospect: A Macabre Masterpiece

The first time I heard Lou Reed’s Berlin, I didn’t notice the distressing nature of the album.  The music was so beautiful that I forgot to listen to the lyrics, which follow the relationship between Caroline and Jim, a prostitute and a drug addict, respectively.  As the album progresses, we watch Jim become controlling and jealous, … Continue reading “Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’ in Retrospect: A Macabre Masterpiece”