Richard Hell


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  • 27 days ago | Books

    I went up to the New York Antiquarian Book Fair the other week. I've collected books since I was a teenager. When I was a little boy I collected birds' nests. There's something about collecting that's connected to childhood — amazement at the worl...

  • 14 years ago

    One of the happier features of my life is my membership in a small film discussion group we call the Sons of Hugo Haas, but from its inception I've found myself feeling humiliated at our meetings too: It shames me to find out how judgmental about ...

  • 14 years ago

    It's gotten to where just the name does it: Lester Bangs. It makes me happy. It's like raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens. Of course, even apart from the guy it signified, its perfection of pure form is stunning, but what it evokes as the ...


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