Curtis Mayfield: where to start in his back catalogue


In Listener’s Digest, our writers help you explore the work of great musicians. Next up: influential funk and soul singer-songwriter Curtis Mayfield By Alexis Petridis | The Guardian | March 30, 20120 The album to start with Superfly (1972) Curtis Mayfield was an odd choice to write a blaxploitation soundtrack. His reputation was built on…

Inequality Is Immune to the Coronavirus


Washington’s disaster relief reminds us that not even a pandemic deters the pursuit of plutocracy By Jamil Smith | RollingStone | March 27, 2020 The coronavirus pandemic has forced us to recognize, once again and with fresh eyes, that the American project has been living paycheck to paycheck. If that money suddenly stops flowing, in particular, to…

The Coronavirus Is Demonstrating the Value of Globalization


We are experiencing a painful introduction to anti-globalism and its consequences. By David Frum | The Atlantic | March 27, 2020 To fight a pandemic, governments are erecting barriers to the movement of people and goods unlike anything seen since the end of World War II. In some ways, the new barriers are even tighter….