How did you get your break? My first break, after playing the local Balkan stuff in the hood, you know, was playing a klezmer gig. That was what broke me. That was with Harold Seletzky. He brought me to a whole other world. Up  until then I was stuck in Ridgewood. Harold Seletzky is no longer around, but he was a ...

A GERMAN-EGYPTIAN MEMORY OF EDWARD W. SAʿID Edward Said loved music, and I loved his love of music, as well as the musicality that characterized everything, he did. Teju Cole, "A Quartet for Edward Said," from Black Paper  (University of Chicago Press, forthcoming 2021)[1] [1] I thank Teju Cole for providing me with this script, and Roni Mann for her comments on an ...