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Joe Alterman Packs Birdland's Weird and Wonderful Early Bird Special

Myra Chanin | Posted 04.15.2016 | Weird News
Myra Chanin

Manhattan's Birdland, the Mother of All Jazz Clubs, has a new way of getting paying customers' asses into seats at 6 pm a few evenings a week. Just do...

The Stacks: Billie Holiday: Jazz's Aching Songbird

The Daily Beast | Nat Hentoff | Posted 02.14.2015 | Black Voices

Dizzy Gillespie's big band, at Birdland in New York. Coming down the stairs I heard a crackling, stunning trumpet cadenza, brilliant in content as wel...

A CMJ Playlist

Michael Vazquez | Posted 12.21.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Herewith, for those not attending, and those attending NYC's annual college radio confab, the CMJ Music Marathon, a play list featuring a few of the b...

Nat Hentoff: Jazz, Edward Snowden and the Eternally Radical Idea of Free Speech (VIDEO)

Greg Lukianoff | Posted 12.13.2014 | Politics
Greg Lukianoff

Whether you care about jazz, civil liberties, freedom of speech throughout history, or the First Amendment on campus, be sure to check out this new interview with jazz critic and civil liberties legend Nat Hentoff.

Without Mavericks Like Nat Hentoff, Age 88, Freedom Would Be a Word Without Content

John W. Whitehead | Posted 08.05.2013 | Politics
John W. Whitehead

"If James Madison or Thomas Jefferson were brought back to life, they would not recognize this country. We have been through some troubling times befo...

Bob Dylan's Asia Tour: Has Freedom Lost Its Voice?

John W. Whitehead | Posted 06.11.2011 | Entertainment
John W. Whitehead

The news that Bob Dylan would embark on a concert tour of Asia had many waiting to see what, if anything, he would say to audiences long oppressed by their governments. So far, the so-called voice of freedom has remained mute.

After Zakaria, What About Other ADL Humphrey Prize Recipients?

Steve Clemons | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Steve Clemons

I don't necessarily believe in follow-the-leader, but knowing how other recipients feel about the ADL controversy and the Cordoba mosque could be instructive and important.

THE SKINNY: Mingus Big Band at Jazz Standard

Posted 05.25.2011 | Arts

WHO: Mingus Big Band WHAT: Mingus Big Band performs at Jazz Standard as part of its weekly "Mingus Mondays" residency WHERE: Jazz Standard 116 East ...

Nat Hentoff: A Civil Libertarian Takes on Obama and the World

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John W. Whitehead

Last Tuesday, a friend, an inveterate civil libertarian, called me as broken bodies were still being placed on stretchers. 'This is going to cause a s...

Nat Hentoff Has Never Lost His Sense of Rage

John W. Whitehead | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
John W. Whitehead

At 84, Nat Hentoff is an American classic who has never shied away from an issue.

Village Voice Lays Off Nat Hentoff, 50 Year Veteran

New York Times | Stephanie Clifford | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media

The troubled Village Voice laid off three employees Tuesday, including Nat Hentoff, the prominent columnist who has worked for the paper since 1958, c...