Jana Herzen’s parents founded the Herzenberg Lab at Stanford and won the Kyoto Prize. The musician and jazz label impresario seems to have inherited their ingenuity.
At age 12, she performed before a crowd of 125,000. At 14, she caught the attention of Quincy Jones. Now 19, she has a new album. Harold Heft tries to catch up to Nikki Yanofsky.
A decade after the death of Warren Zevon, his famous pals look back at the son of a Jewish mobster who became one of rock’s most raucous cult heroes.
From songs of youthful rebellion to introspective masterpieces, Warren Zevon’s music continued to evolve until his untimely death. Here are the ten essential cuts.
Pitcher Jason Marquis is having a terrific year, but he’s no Sandy Koufax. Marquis comes from a different league of Jewish ballplayer.
David Nunes Carvalho, a prominent American Jew, used ink and handwriting to solve the thorniest mysteries of his day. He even helped exonerate Alfred Dreyfus.
The poem that led to Billie Holiday’s ‘Strange Fruit’ was written 75 years ago. The song was named best of the century, but composer Abel Meeropol is largely forgotten.
South Carolina Jew Solomon Carvalho was the first-ever expedition photographer, traveling to Utah with explorer (and later presidential candidate) John Charles Fremont.