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MLK Day 2

“The origins of the term “jazz” have always been debated, but it most likely came from black slang. Whites, however, popularized the term in print, defining it as a music...
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MLK Day

“The fault lines of racial caste that ran deep through America of the pre-Civil Rights era divided the music world into two distinct and unequal spheres. In all but the...
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The EU & the USA: Same Day, Different Proposals

The European Union responds to the concern of its citizens over the threat of climate change by announcing plans for what it calls a “post-industrial revolution” of “a low-carbon economy.”...
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Whither Winter?

It’s snowing as I type this. There should be nothing unusual about that statement – it’s late at night in early January and I live in the Catskills mountains in...
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Brooklyn Beats: A Media Narrative on Gentrification, Growth, Class, Race, Whole Foods and Kiddy Punk

5th Avenue in Park Slope as it currrently looks in springtime. Photo by Jonathan Cohn. Could I have avoided this? Was it my fault? Was I stupid to move here...
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Rum Run From Office

News travels slower in the country than in the city, and when post-election day is as sodden as it was yesterday in these parts, then there’s no gossip to be...
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Run To The Polls

Political opinion has been kept to a minimum at iJamming! the last year or so, not because I don’t have an opinion (as if!) but that it seems to be...
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Common Fire: A House Warming

Think Global, Act Local: In America, it’s not just a catchphrase, it’s a necessity. Given that the Bush Administration won’t pave the way on any environmental issues that might actually...
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