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2004 Stories by Hua Hsu

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  • Vote or Lie

    published October 19, 2004

    Few people remember the Public Affairs Act of 1975. The legislation noiselessly received all the appropriate votes and knowing backslaps, skimming... More >>

  • Organizing Geeks and Freaks Into a Sociopolitical Class

    published September 7, 2004

    A specter is haunting the world—the specter of illegal downloading. Type hello to the nascent "hacker class," McKenzie Wark's loose... More >>

  • Too Young to Understand

    published August 17, 2004

    "I'm tired as hell." About 20 minutes into Tupac Live, a collection cobbled together from concerts mounted shortly before the... More >>

  • Film

    published July 6, 2004

    This loving, almost hagiographic tribute to the art of improvised rapping and battling does not feature Eminem. There is no footage from 8... More >>

  • I Against I

    published April 20, 2004

    Some rappers fast-rap for naught and forget that nothing is still nothing, even if it's disguised in a rodeo double-time. Los Angeles's Ellay... More >>

  • The Benz or the Backpack?

    published February 10, 2004

    Rappers have long trafficked behind an illusion of effortlessness. They follow their own orbit where nobody sweats or feels blue, very few of them... More >>

  • Lost in Transition

    published February 10, 2004

    Though nobody knows the identity of the man who stood up to a line of advancing tanks in Tiananmen Square in 1989, there's little debate about why... More >>

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