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May 5, 2008

 

“Indiana Can Help Choose a President”: Robert Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary

RFK Boomhower book(Note: an extended audio file version includes an interview with Ray Boomhower and clips of Robert Kennedy speaking during the 1968 campaign)

“Indiana can help choose a president.” Those words, which may have a surprising relevance this year, were used by Senator Robert Kennedy to open speeches when he launched his campaign for the presidency in Indiana. In his new book, Robert Kennedy and the 1968 Indiana Primary, Ray Boomhower provides the inside stories of how the New York senator scored an unlikely victory in the heart of the Midwest.

March 4, 2008

 

Larry Kart: Jazz’s Intrepid Critical Searcher

Reflections on one of the music's leading critics.

December 22, 2007

 

The book cover for Ask Me Now

Ask Me Now: Takes on Jazz and Literature

Writers responding to jazz and the musicians who make it.

November 17, 2007

 

Norman Mailer Advertisements For Myself

Advertisements for Norman Mailer On the Way Out

Reading Norman Mailer while at sea--literally and existentially.

October 30, 2007

 

Jazz Quotes: Lee Konitz

Lee KonitzThat’s my way of preparation–to not be prepared. And that takes a lot of preparation!–alto saxophonist Lee Konitz, from the new book Lee Konitz: Conversations on the Improviser’s Art. You can read an online excerpt here.

October 26, 2007

 

Raintree County dust jacket

The Riddle of Raintree County: How a Young Indiana Author Gave His Life for the Great American Novel

Ross Lockridge Jr.'s 1948 novel had just topped the bestseller charts when the author committed suicide.

September 4, 2007

 

Who Walk in Darkness

Early Hip and Hemingway: Chandler Brossard’s Who Walk in Darkness

Papa of the Beats? A study of downtown Manhattan hip circa 1948.

August 18, 2007

 

Kerouac Unrolled: the Scroll Edition of “On the Road”

Kerouac scrollHot on the heels of Jack Kerouac’s entry into the Library of America comes news that the “scroll” version of his most famous book is going to be published. I actually got to see some of the scroll–which is 120 feet long–several years ago…

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