Steve Hammer

From 1994-1997, when I was music editor at NUVO, I was also the creator of one of the first and most popular Prince websites in the wild, crazy early days of the Web. To me, the '90s is still his greatest period of creativity and one almost criminally under-appreciated today, given the vastness of his body of work.

If I had known in 1993 that the column would run for two decades, terminating when I moved to Texas for a job with a Fortune 500 company, I'm not sure whether I would have reacted with happiness, terror or disgust.

I don't really have any kind of profound knowledge to impart. I didn't in 1993 and I don't now. I do, however, know that there are universal truths that remain unchanged.

After two decades and who knows how much hate-filled email and online posts about me, the liberal agenda I've espoused for 30 years is now the majority viewpoint.

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