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."  https://nyti.ms/2gPCgAR 

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  https://nyti.ms/2gPCgAR 

Sep 08, 2017

"I remember walking Rahsaan Roland Kirk around NY when I was 18, and from that to producing Lou Reed. How lucky."  https://nyti.ms/2gPCgAR 

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