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2002 Stories by Howard Hampton

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  • Mouse Trap Replica

    published October 22, 2002

    Anthony Braxton's never been cool, but has always seemed mighty weird. There's the pipe-smoking, sweater-swaddled egghead persona, a nutty... More >>

  • On the Prowl

    published September 10, 2002

    Oh, Grandma, what big make-believe teeth you have: the better to corrupt Little Red Riding Hood with, give her furry lessons in going down on... More >>

  • Kaleidoscope Kingdom

    published August 6, 2002

    Robert Plant's got the believe-I'm-fixin'-to-die, one-more-cup-of-"Hey-Joe," waiting-on-the-last-train-to-Elysium blues. He taps his foot on the... More >>

  • Born in Flames

    published May 7, 2002

    History is unmade at night: In 1975, Rocket From the Tombs had all the ingredients, from the coolest name (shades of Edgar Allan Poe fronting the... More >>

  • Money Jungle Music

    published March 19, 2002

    Take the A train rumbling through Matthew Shipp's piano: repeated fistfuls of Johnny Staccato chords, gunmetal black-and-white flesh tones,... More >>

  • Waking Life of a Prophecy Girl

    published January 29, 2002

    Sarah Dougher kicks off The Bluff, her spellbinding third album, with a beautiful nightmare. In it, she's hostage to her feelings, an... More >>

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