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Was Mapplethorpe the moment we lost the battle for American culture?

I watched HBO’s documentary about Robert Mapplethorpe, and it brought back a long-forgotten memory. ┬áIn 1989, my then-boyfriend and I went to an art gallery affiliated with UC Berkeley to see the controversial Robert Mapplethorpe exhibition that had so aroused Jesse Helm’s wrath. My memory is that the gallery was

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