Reporter in the Metro section of the New York Times. Recovering rock critic. Author of Hip: The History and Why Kerouac Matters

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Sep 09, 2017

“‘Come on in. I’m Redd. This is Billy Eckstine.’And this is pharmaceutical cocaine." 

Sep 09, 2017

“We go to the hotel and Redd Foxx opens the door in a robe and underpants sticking out.” Hal Willner’s Vanishing NY 

Sep 08, 2017

"I remember walking Rahsaan Roland Kirk around NY when I was 18, and from that to producing Lou Reed. How lucky." 

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