April 7, 2024 2:01 am

When Jazz Struck a Chord

Miles Davis’s 1959 album Kind of Blue is the best-selling instrumental jazz album of all time. As the music-buying public is rightly suspicious of jazz, that makes Kind of Blue the kind of jazz that people who don’t like jazz can stand. This was not wh…


March 17, 2024 2:00 am

Don of a New Age

The Mafia is an American institution. No wonder it’s been in decline since the 1970s. Unlike other American institutions such as the DMV and the TSA, the MOB is esteemed by many of the people it exploits. Not all organized criminals are viewed so rever…