Gretchen Parlato
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The 2015 Grammys Get Jazz Mostly Wrong, a Little Right
18 Jan 2015 // 8:30 PM

Grammy nominations in jazz are rarely adventurous and usually confusing. Yet this year's slate is intriguing.

Jazz Triumphs of 2011 That Only a Fool Could Miss
30 Jan 2012 // 3:00 PM

Critics can be fools, particularly in their own eyes. Here are five jazz discs from 2011 that should have been on my top ten list but slipped from view, then. It's not too late to dig them.

//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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