Steven

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Counterculture iconoclast, who documented hip hop's birth, founded the Cannabis Cup and unveiled the JFK and Lincoln assassinations.

Smashwords Interview

Have you appeared in any movies lately?
I make an appearance in Fab Five Freddy's "Grass is Greener" on Netflix.
What are you working on now?
Turning my life story and archive into a series of documentaries.
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Where to find Steven online

Videos

Who Killed Lincoln?
The story they aren't telling you.

Books

The Bitcoin Revolution
Series: Adventures in Journalism, Book 14. Price: Free! Words: 6,880. Language: English. Published: January 6, 2014. Categories: Essay » Political, Essay » Business
Bitcoin is rapidly transforming the financial landscape with a peer-to-peer solution for wealth transfer. It has already shown the capacity to absorb tremendous resources and withstand crisis sell-offs. Read this short ebook to understand why you should invest in this revolutionary computer art meets cryptography concept.
My Chomsky Critique
Series: Opinions and essays, Book 2. Price: Free! Words: 2,590. Language: English. Published: April 16, 2013. Categories: Essay » Political
Noam Chomsky exploded on the academic scene while I was a graduate student in 1977, but, since I'd already had my world views rearranged by Thomas Kuhn, I never really could buy into the Chomsky fan club or a lot of their dogmas.
Paradigms and Perception
Series: Opinions and essays, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,910. Language: English. Published: April 15, 2013. Categories: Essay » Sociology
What is popular culture and how does it evolve and grow? How do people establish core beliefs and do these beliefs affect their perception of the universe? These questions are probed in this groundbreaking essay.
The I Hate L.A. Campaign
Series: Opinions and essays, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 1,430. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Satire
Sometimes all it takes to turn a city around is a well-timed, well-executed promotional campaign.
My Tragic Love Affair
Series: Fiction, plays and screenplays, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,870. Language: English. Published: April 14, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
Two college kids meet and fall in love in the Midwest. After graduation, they move to New York City to look for careers, and things rapidly fall apart.
The Great Phase 2
Series: History of Hip Hop, Book 3 · Adventures in Journalism, Book 7. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,280. Language: English. Published: April 11, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Art history
One of the most elusive pioneers of New York City graffiti granted a rare interview in 1982.
Nothing is Everything
Series: Fiction, plays and screenplays, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 3,890. Language: English. Published: February 26, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Plays & Screenplays » American
(4.00 from 1 review)
Ever find yourself in a dead-end with no future? Years after graduating from college with an art degree, Bugsy finds himself on a treadmill to nowhere and wonders how everything went wrong in the first place.
Mrs. Rose's Boarding House
Series: Fiction, plays and screenplays, Book 4. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 6,020. Language: English. Published: November 6, 2012. Categories: Plays » American / African American
Four factory workers living in a run-down area of a city struggle to make sense out of their desolate lives. This play was designed to capture the mood of the mid-1970s, when many who'd just lived through the tumultuous sixties suddenly found their future seemed to be closing down instead of opening up.
Is the Art World Ready for Graffiti?
Series: History of Hip Hop, Book 1 · Adventures in Journalism, Book 6. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 2,420. Language: English. Published: February 6, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Art, Architecture, Photography » Artists
(4.00 from 1 review)
On April 9, 1981, a graffiti exhibit titled "Beyond Words" opened at the Mudd Club Art Gallery. Covering this event was my first major foray into the world of hip hop.
The Pied Piper of Hip Hop
Series: History of Hip Hop, Book 2 · Adventures in Journalism, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 6,810. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
This extensive profile of Afrika Bambaataa was the first time the words "hip hop" appeared in the Village Voice and this story woke many people up to the fact that rap music, break dancing and graffiti were all artistically connected.
The Doomsday Brigade
Series: Adventures in Journalism, Book 5. Price: Free! Words: 2,320. Language: English. Published: February 5, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Politics & Current Affairs » Activism
During the summer of 1981, fears of Armageddon swept across the land as people organized for the complete breakdown of society.
Rock's First Diva
Series: Adventures in Journalism, Book 3. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,580. Language: English. Published: February 3, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Celebrity biography
Arlene Smith was only 16-years-old when she became the first female rock star to emerge from the world of R&B, fronting her group, The Chantels. She forged a trail later traveled by Ronnie Spector and Diana Ross.
Dirty Money
Series: Adventures in Journalism, Book 10 · Opinions and essays, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 5,140. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » History » Contemporary political
(5.00 from 1 review)
In this brief history of banking, the author traces the shadow of corruption that has followed the banking industry throughout recorded history accompanied by lavish illustrations.
Cannabis Cures Cancer?
Series: Adventures in Journalism, Book 11. Price: $1.99 USD. Words: 10,180. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Scientists, Inventors
(4.50 from 4 reviews)
Does cannabis cure cancer? There are many stories but little scientifically verifiable evidence. Cancer is a big subject and easily misunderstood. But there is no doubt cannabis has anti-cancer effects, so why does the US government pretend it has no legitimate medical uses?
The Stockholm Manifesto
Series: Fiction, plays and screenplays, Book 3. Price: Free! Words: 2,980. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
A peek inside the mind of an American refugee stranded penniless in Sweden during the height of the Vietnam War.
True Ghost Stories
Series: Adventures in Journalism, Book 4. Price: Free! Words: 3,160. Language: English. Published: February 1, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » New Age » The Paranormal, Nonfiction » New Age » Spiritualism
(5.00 from 2 reviews)
Three true-life ghost stories in New York City are investigated in this brief article on ghosts. The final story is by far the scariest and as far as I know, I'm the only reporter who ever wrote about Jean and Patti, who experienced something so terrifying they had to seek professional help to deal with the trauma.
Bugging Out on the Endless Peak
Series: History of Hip Hop, Book 4 · Adventures in Journalism, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 4,650. Language: English. Published: January 31, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Music » Dance music
Three years ago, the Buggas ruled the Fun House, but now the Juice Crew is on top! Just don't mess with White Lightning, or your gonna get burned! The Story of New York City's legendary Fun House.
The Steam Tunnels
Series: Fiction, plays and screenplays, Book 2. Price: $0.99 USD. Words: 5,850. Language: English. Published: January 30, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Young adult or teen » Social Issues
(4.00 from 1 review)
It's 1967 and Blake Moore is having big problems at home. He's on the cusp of the Generation War, and it's not a particularly easy time to be an anti-establishment teenager.
East Village
Series: Fiction, plays and screenplays, Book 1. Price: Free! Words: 3,830. Language: English. Published: January 29, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Humor & comedy » Black comedy
(4.50 from 2 reviews)
Yukyuk is a speed freak and Harry sells weed and hash from his one-room apartment on 11th Street. One warm summer night in 1967, they have a problem, and that problem ends in murder.
Looking for the Perfect Beat
Series: History of Hip Hop, Book 5 · Fiction, plays and screenplays, Book 6. Price: $3.99 USD. Words: 18,070. Language: English. Published: January 28, 2012. Categories: Screenplays » Musical
(5.00 from 1 review)
This is the original script that later became the film "Beat Street" released by Orion Pictures.

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Smashwords book reviews by Steven

  • I Find Trouble on Feb. 03, 2012

    Dave, you ARE the new Bruce Willis of our time. Great story and glad to see you exercise those creative talents you have! Little advice: run spell check and then republish :)!
  • Growing Up in the 60s Wasn’t All Fun and Games on March 01, 2012

    Outstanding stories from the Generations Wars of the 1960s.