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2003 Stories by Howard Hampton

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  • Magical Mediocrity Tour

    published December 30, 2003

    Stubborn, adaptable, and ferocious, mediocrity thrives in politics and art, monster–truck rallies and academic conferences, maintaining any... More >>

  • Holiday for Strings

    published October 14, 2003

    Recipe for non-generic, deliciously unsweetened, naturally surreal jazz: Add wiry violin, cakewalking bass, and bubbling drums to a... More >>

  • Traci Elements

    published July 29, 2003

    Erstwhile porn wunderkind Traci Lords's fuzzy new memoir brings to mind a remark from her fellow Cry-Baby thespian Patty Hearst: "I... More >>

  • Wishful Seeing

    published April 15, 2003

    "Some people will do anything to keep themselves from being moved," Susan Sontag writes in Regarding the Pain of Others, and who would know... More >>

  • Out at Home

    published March 25, 2003

    Some band names fit like a fielder's glove: Joy Division (left-handed), the Replacements, the Mendoza Line. The latter is baseball slang for the... More >>

  • All About the Benjamins

    published March 4, 2003

    Two aspects of Walter Benjamin face each other across a narrow, bottomless chasm: the all too human pursuer of meaning—redemption—and... More >>

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