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After a prolific career that included works like The Right Stuff, Bonfire of the Vanities and The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test, New Journalism pioneer Tom Wolfe died yesterday at 88. But before New Journalism was a thing, in November 1963, Wolfe wrote a lot of words in Esquire for the first time, about George Barris and the custom-car scene in California, which Wolfe thought was elevating the practice to high art. He was right!