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Awards

  • 2012 - Southern California Journalism Awards/LA Press Club, published December 1, 2011

    "Bud Bundy, Original Gangsta"

  • 2007 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists

    "Ace of Spaides"

  • 2006 - Salute to Excellence Awards/National Association of Black Journalists, published September 14, 2005

    "Rap vs. Rapture"

2009 Stories by Ben Westhoff

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  • R.A. the Rugged Man Abides

    published November 10, 2009

    As the story goes, R.A. the Rugged Man really wanted to get dropped from Jive Records. An employee of the label had sued him for sexual... More >>

  • The Post-Pardon Elation of John Forté

    published August 11, 2009

    John Forté speaks on the phone with Orrin Hatch every week. "I tell him everything that's been going on with me, and he offers me words... More >>

  • An Evening With the Brain Trust Behind 'Auto-Tune the News'

    published July 1, 2009

    It was the late '00s. The economy sucked, the American government plunged headlong into socialism and terrorist appeasement, and reactionary,... More >>

  • LOSING MY MIND

    published April 29, 2009

    Stefan Merrill Block's debut novel The Story of Forgetting became an international literary sensation upon its publication in April... More >>

  • Breaking Bread With Kurtis Blow

    published January 7, 2009

    You'd be wise to bring earplugs to Kurtis Blow's Hip Hop Church. At the Harlem outpost's recent fifth-anniversary celebratory service, a full... More >>

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