WNYC’s Jazz Loft Project series is absolutely essential listening: a portrait of New York’s bygone bohemia, complete with resident genius Thelonious Monk. And a book version is out this week from Knopf – a great gift idea for jazz lovers.
New York magazine’s Vulture Reading Room series, featuring Sam Anderson and others, dares to take onDan Brown’sThe Lost Symbol. The verdict? Brown’s stylistic overreach is still good comic fodder for discerning readers.
Complex problems do not necessarily need complex solutions, and more detailed analysis does not necessarily improve a decision, but often makes it worse. In other words: sometimes it’s better to listen to your gut. What do you do?