Howard Stern is traipsing back to his Manhattan studio after two years of staying at, and broadcasting from, his enormous Hamptons home. Stern has been too afraid of COVID-19 to budge from his palatial residence since the beginning of the pandemic. What happened to Howard Stern? His fans have asked it time and again in recent decades — but I think the answer has a relevance that transcends the man and his show. It tells us something about the culture that we live in.