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Week of Aug 25, 2014
All That Jazz
Jazzing Up Life in Manila
by Aya Lowe
Generations after American servicemen first brought jazz to Asia, young Filipinos are embracing the old-school art form and spinning a new sound of their own.
Reviving the Beat of the Barrio
by Marilyn Friedman
In 1940s East L.A., Mexican-Americans donned zoot suits and dodged violence as they pioneered a little-known musical genre. Today, their grandchildren are bringing pachuco back to life.
Death of a Sidewinder
by W. M. Akers
He was one of the greatest trumpeters of all time, but Lee Morgan’s young life was stopped short by a toxic romance with a woman who saved him, then shot him dead.
The Sax Man Who Took the Hollywood Bowl Tunnel
by Marjorie Hernandez
Steps from the most celebrated music venue in Los Angeles, a humble jazz journeyman has made a darkened underpass his stage for the past thirty-one years.
Jazz's Great White Hype
by Michael Patrick Welch
The family of a white trumpeter who claimed to have invented jazz demands he be recognized among the genre’s greats…but not everyone is singing the same tune.
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Week of Aug 18, 2014
The Curious Case of the Prison Publishers
by Jessica Pishko
A fateful shooting boosts the career of a cub reporter and lands a young radical behind bars. A chance meeting four decades later launches the unlikeliest of publishing partnerships.
The Ex Next Door
by E.G. Funke
I thought I’d left my college sweetheart behind me, but it wasn’t until he moved in right next-door that my healing truly began.
Did I Drop a Bomb on My Buddy?
by Will Ford
An American bomber pilot and German foot soldier become friends years after the fall of Hitler—without realizing how dangerously close their paths had converged.
Tales from Serendipity
From running into your therapist on a European vacation to an accidental email that leads to your future spouse, four chance encounters with a funny thing called fate.
A Confederacy of Chance Encounters
by Robert Weinstein
After college in Kansas I traveled through Europe and ran into just the kind of guy I’d hoped to avoid. Six months, six thousand miles and one passed-around paperback later, he’d help me through a quarter-life crisis.
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Series: My Secret New York Sanctuary
The Abandoned Garden of Prospect Park
by Emily Kwong
The Vale of Cashmere is an Alice-in-Wonderland kind of place, home to overgrown weeds, murder, and intense writerly contemplation.
All Quiet on the Seventh Floor
by Emon Hassan
A New York poet in search of solitude finds her secret sanctuary nestled deep inside the campus of Columbia University.
Desperately Seeking Rooftop View
by Noah Rosenberg
Ryan Kailath lives far from his beloved mountains of Northern California. Yet, he still finds a way to be on top of the world.
My Own Private Rockaway
by Conor McBride
Quito Ziegler waits for the sun to set over New York, and then heads south—as far as the land will go. Only then does Quito find solitude.
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