Monthly Archives: November 2014

Sports: Can the 2015 Chicago Cubs Win 90 Games?

Can the 2015 Cubs win 90 games? For avid Chicago Cubs fans, this offseason may seem like a Christmas Eve from our childhood. We don’t know what lies ahead, but it’s probably really great. The 2014 team showed signs of … Continue reading

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I Talk to Women on the Street All the Time

I Talk to Women on the Street All the Time The awful video of men catcalling actress Shoshana Roberts as she walked the streets of the city that was released by Hollaback last week, and the voluminous responses that it … Continue reading

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Is it a Stampede? The Bulls After A Week

Nine days into the 2013-14 NBA season, the Chicago Bulls are 4-1.  This isn’t unexpected; the league gave them an easy early slate.  None of the Bulls first eight opponents made the playoffs last season (though that is highly likely … Continue reading

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At WSJ on The Art of Conversation by Kenny Barron and Dave Holland

Listening to this stellar recording for review made me wonder if it’s harder to play softly as these musicians often do during the sessions that produced this music than it is to play loudly and flamboyantly.  After all it is … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Jason Moran’s All Rise: A Joyful Elegy to Fats Waller

This review was a blast to write.  Jason’s music is always full of more ideas than I can parse in 800 words.  Someday I want to write a piece on those hats.  More than any other New Yorker Jason can … Continue reading

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