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2003 Stories by Sterling Clover

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  • Ultra-Violence

    published December 9, 2003

    William T. Vollmann thinks the first Gulf War was OK, but the sanctions were too harsh. That Lincoln was OK, but not Pol Pot. Dislikes Cortez and... More >>

  • Saturday Night at the Nyla

    published December 2, 2003

    Stop me if you've heard this one. Britney hosts SNL with musical guests the Ying Yang Twins. There's a sketch where her producers hook them... More >>

  • The Side Stage

    published November 25, 2003

    Bertolt Brecht, Jarvis Cocker, Sizzla—class-war cabaret lives on. I suspect the Weimar antifa signification is long lost (since Nico... More >>

  • Oye Como Va Que Ritmo Diplomatic Misanthropy Mulatta

    published November 4, 2003

    Voyeuristic thrills at bad-boy pop stars acting out hormonal idiocy until it all collapses are pretty reprehensible. But then Juelz "I admire the... More >>

  • On the Outside, Kickin' It

    published September 23, 2003

    Rap albums tend to have backward titles. Dre's The Chronic was about a onetime explosion in L.A.; Lil' Kim's Bella Mafia was a solo... More >>

  • Unconscious with a Conscience

    published July 22, 2003

    Bone Crusher made a name for himself in Atlanta singing big growly hooks on other people's records, and the nasty bass synth and croaked chorus in... More >>

  • The Bronzeville Hop

    published March 18, 2003

    Leave aside whether R. Kelly is a bad, bad man and ask what his recent treatment at the hands of the courts would do to any man. The case... More >>

  • Murder, My Sweet

    published January 21, 2003

    Hegemony, as described by in-vogue Italian theorist Antonio Gramsci, relies on a combination of force and consent. The Security Council approval... More >>

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