Monthly Archives: June 2015

Father’s Day and Baseball and Pullman Porters

I don’t have any pictures of my father to share, but I have stories. This is one I’m fond of. In the late ‘60s, when my family still lived in Chicago, my father would often go into the office on … Continue reading

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At The Root on Mikey Likes It Ice Cream

Artisanal Ice Cream from an ex-con on Avenue A.

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Ornette R.I.P.

I wrote on Ornette a lot, including beating lots of journos to the punch by previewing Sound Grammar in New York magazine before a lot of folks were aware of it. But this is my favorite. In the interview that … Continue reading

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Why The Warriors Really Went Small

Most of the chatter and analysis following the Golden State Warriors 103-82 Game 4 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2015 NBA Finals concerned coach Steve Kerr’s decision to go small, i.e. start a lineup without center Andrew Bogut. … Continue reading

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At Eater on Collaborative Brewing Drinks Beer Here Beer Collaborative Brewing Is Heating Up in the Beer World by Martin Johnson Jun 5, 2015, 3:00p Share(275) Tweet(65) Shutterstock/MaxyM Don’t miss stories. Follow Eater × More breweries are getting into the team spirit. With more … Continue reading

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At WSJ on Lines of Color by the Gil Evans Project ‘Lines of Color: Live at Jazz Standard’ Review: A Jazz Master’s Long Lost Arrangements Come to Life Ryan Truesdell and the Gil Evans Project unearth forgotten arrangements by the great bandleader and composer, giving them a second life on … Continue reading

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At WSJ On Sound Prints, Joe Lovano, Dave Douglas and Wayne Shorter Arts Arts in Review Music Review ‘Sound Prints: Live at Monterey Jazz Festival’ Review A short—but impressive—live recording from saxophonist Joe Lovano and trumpeter Dave Douglas ENLARGE Dave Douglas and Joe Lovano perform in London in 2014. Photo: Andy … Continue reading

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Why Golden State Will Sweep the NBA Finals

The NBA Finals start this week and there’s good reason for excitement. For instance one of two long suffering fan bases are going to hold a championship celebration. Cleveland has somewhat infamously never won a title and the Bay Area … Continue reading

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