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How American Policing Became So Violent

By Jeffrey S. Adler, author of Bluecoated Terror: Jim Crow New Orleans and the Roots of Modern Police Brutality The horrific recent murders of Tyre Nichols, George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Laquan McDonald, …

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Where Are They Now? Checking in on Jazz Places

By Kimberly Hannon Teal, author of Jazz Places: How Performance Spaces Shape Jazz History In some ways, it’s completely unremarkable that pianist Fred Hersch spent his 66th birthday earlier this October recording …

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Spring Book Tour with Maxine Gordon

This Spring author Maxine Gordon continues her extensive tour of speaking engagements and presentations around the release of Sophisticated Giant: The Life and Legacy of Dexter Gordon, the highly-acclaimed official biography of her late …

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Wake Up and Smell the Money

by Vicki Mayer, author of Almost Hollywood, Nearly New Orleans: The Lure of the Local Film Economy Probably no one in media studies loves tax policy. Or economic multiplier equations. Or state …

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Around the (New York City) World in a Day

This week we’re taking another look at Rebecca Solnit and Joshua Jelly-Schapiro’s Nonstop Metropolis: A New York City Atlas with editor-at-large Garnette Cadogan‘s “City of Walkers” map and essay. Check in next week for more Nonstop Metropolis sneak …

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