June 2017

The Boston Globe's Sunday Magazine, April, 1993   After meeting the love of their life, most people send roses, or a love letter. Isabel Allende sent a contract. Allende laughs, as if caught in a private joke. Her large, brown eyes come to life, and, for the briefest...

Published in The Washington Post, January, 2001 Popular music offers a window into the society that creates it. But in "Jazz," the 10-part, 19-hour documentary that winds up its PBS run next week, filmmaker Ken Burns peered at life in the United States through a narrow...

Imaginary World Sammy Figueroa When Sammy Figueroa starts the conversation by saying “You need to listen to this. It’s the best record I’ve ever made,” you listen. It’s not just that he has played and recorded with an extraordinary array of artists from Miles Davis, Sonny Rollins and...