Monthly Archives: January 2012

Jazz, Max Weber, and the Breakdown of the Protestant Ethic

One of the inevitable rites of passage for graduate school in the humanities comes in that fateful seminar grappling with the intellectual legacy of what is vaguely termed Social Theory. That is exactly what I’m up to this quarter at … Continue reading

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Kim Richmond Ensemble @ Contrapuntal Hall

After a few months in Los Angeles, I am finally figuring out where the jazz is happening — it’s not like New York, where you can just see who’s playing at the Jazz Gallery or Village Vanguard on a given … Continue reading

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