Alterman's attracted significant musical mentors including Les McCann, with whom he co-wrote "The Theme," a lush, sensuous
Dizzy Gillespie's big band, at Birdland in New York. Coming down the stairs I heard a crackling, stunning trumpet cadenza
Whether you care about jazz, civil liberties, freedom of speech throughout history, or the First Amendment on campus, be sure to check out this new interview with jazz critic and civil liberties legend Nat Hentoff.
Even his forced departure from the Village Voice could not dampen Nat's zeal nor temper his voice. In fact, Hentoff has been
The news that Bob Dylan would embark on a concert tour of Asia had many waiting to see what, if anything, he would say to audiences long oppressed by their governments. So far, the so-called voice of freedom has remained mute.
I don't necessarily believe in follow-the-leader, but knowing how other recipients feel about the ADL controversy and the Cordoba mosque could be instructive and important.
At the age of 85, Hentoff is a radical in the best sense of the word -- a true freedom fighter and warrior journalist with
The troubled Village Voice laid off three employees Tuesday, including Nat Hentoff, the prominent columnist who has worked