Charlie Parker
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How That Flawed Man Flew: Beyond the Myth of Charlie Parker
21 Oct 2013 // 8:20 PM

Chuck Haddix's new biography of the great alto saxophonist unearths fresh details of his early life—and helps us to see more clearly his genius and his tragedy.


Charlie Parker's War with Jazz
26 Feb 2014 // 1:00 AM

If the devil lives in the details, Stanley Crouch’s mission in his biography of Charlie Parker is not just to befriend the devil, but to make him a business partner.

'Masters of American Music': Come, Be Dazzled By Jazz
15 Nov 2011 // 3:00 PM

Bird, The Divine One, Monk and Lady Day are just the icing on the cake of this fantastic DVD boxset.

//Mixed media

Because Blood Is Drama: Considering Carnage in Video Games and Other Media

// Moving Pixels

"It's easy to dismiss blood and violence as salacious without considering why it is there, what its context is, and what it might communicate.

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