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Nonfiction Long-List Announced for Book Awards

(NEW YORK) — A pair of best-selling works by staff writers for The New Yorker, Lawrence Wright's "Going Clear" and George Packer's "The Unwinding," were among 10...

Herman Leonard

Many of the images made by photographer Herman Leonard, who died Aug. 14 at 87, live in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. But even more...

Perfect Timing

Esteemed even in the most hallowed halls of Swiss watchmaking, Patek Philippe timepieces have been aspired to and sought after for 170 years. Founded as Patek,...

Half Day In ...: U in the District

They used to call it Black Broadway: the stretch of U Street in northwest Washington where the likes of Billie Holiday, Duke Ellington, Cab Calloway, Ella...

Music: Still Loving Him Madly

It's Duke Ellington's 100th anniversary, and here he is at Pottery Barn, sitting on the counter. Pottery Barn, like many other retail chains these days, is...

MUSIC: SIMPLY NATURAL

She isn't a dewy blond or a postadolescent waif, so Carla Cook would seem to be facing a rocky path across the current jazz terrain. But she can sing--really...

Review: A Jazz Great Done Wrong

Along with Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington and Charlie Parker, the legendary tenor saxophonist Lester Young is considered one of the seminal figures in the...

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