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April 18, 2010
Stanley Crouch
Author and Columnist
Q&A Podcasts
Stanley Crouch BIO:
CURRENTLY
·Columnist, New York Daily News
·Writing book on jazz saxophonist Charlie Parker

PREVIOUS
·Actor-playwright, Watts Repertory Theatre Company (1965-1967)
·Poet-in-residence, Pitzer College (1968)
·English instructor and Black Studies Center faculty, Pomona College (1968-1975)
·Staff writer, Village Voice, New York City (1975-1988)

BOOKS
·Ain't No Ambulances For No Nigguhs Tonight (1969)
·The All-American Skin Game, or, The Decoy of Race: The Long and the Short of It, 1990-1994 (1997)
·Notes of a Hanging Judge: Essays and Reviews, 1979-1989 (1991)
·Always in Pursuit: Fresh American Perspectives (1999)
·One Shot Harris: The Photographs of Charles "Teenie" Harris (2002)
·Reconsidering the Souls of Black Folk with Playthell G. Benjamin (2003)
·Don't the Moon Look Lonesome? (2004)
·The Artificial White Man: Essays on Authenticity (2005)
·Considering Genius: Writings on Jazz (2007)




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Info: Our guest is Stanley Crouch, author and regular columnist for The New York Daily News. Mr. Crouch is the author of over ten books on culture and jazz. His novel, "Don't the Moon Look Lonesome" was published ten years ago. Included in this interview, a discussion of President Obama, health care, and political parties. He gives President Obama a C+ grade on health care. Regarding political parties, he says, "I have a basic disdain for the Republicans and for the Democrats, for the right and for the left, so I attempt to never actually align myself with either one, because I don't really trust either one..." Besides his weekly column, Mr. Crouch is currently working on a book about jazz saxophonist and composer Charlie Parker. Volume one is scheduled to be released in the next year.





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