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2001 Stories by R.J. Smith

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  • Like a Motown Cowboy

    published December 18, 2001

    Two guys march into the Victor Recording Company office one summer day in 1922, mad flossing all the way: one dressed like a cowboy, the other... More >>

  • Go See The Doctor

    published October 16, 2001

    Cornel West's Sketches of My Culture is probably the first hip-hop record by a Harvard professor. I demand that academia reciprocate and... More >>

  • Sounds Like Music

    published June 26, 2001

    The prop plane circled the ballpark, trailing the type of banner you might also see at the beach. The message, though, was not what you usually... More >>

  • Parlor of Vices

    published June 19, 2001

    Back in the days of Stephen Foster, the piano was the centerpiece of the parlor. That was the room that women ran, the room where music, like... More >>

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