“Jazz. Covers. Politics: Album Art in an Age of Activism” is an
exhibition at The Nathan Cummings Foundation in New York City featuring
more than 175 jazz album covers, actual covers along with some
reproductions, that “make the politics visible.” Here, writer Clarence Reynolds reviews the exhibit.
Angela Davis, in reality, has been free from jail since 1972. But that
was a generation ago and filmmaker Shola Lynch in her riveting
documentary “Free Angela Davis (And All Political Prisoners)” recounts
those turbulent times when Davis was hunted, captured, and tried for her
alleged involvement in a shootout in a courtroom in San Rafael,
California, in 1970.
Since the 1950's, Mrs. Leah Chase, has been the main chef at Dooky Chase's Restaurant, a landmark institution in the heart of New Orleans. The “Queen of Creole Cuisine” is still doing what she loves
doing and has been doing for most of her 90 years—preparing meals for