Mother Jones strings together crime and politics with an exclusive alleging Florida madam sold Chinese execs access to Trump

A flurry of interest in the reporting that may move the Cindy Yang massage parlor saga a step closer to the president

President Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate in Palm Beach, Fla.


With roots in environmental policy and human rights, the typical grist of Mother Jones, a periodical founded as a nonprofit in 1976, had long ago expanded to politics and crime.… Continues

India signs $3 bn submarine deal with Russia: reports


Russia remains a major supplier of arms to India and in October leaders Modi and Putin met to sign a deal over Russia’s missile defence system for $5.2 billion (AFP Photo/Yuri KADOBNOV)

India has signed a $3 billion deal to lease a third Russian nuclear-powered submarine for 10 years, giving Delhi a boost in the Indian Ocean against arch-rivals Pakistan and China, media reports said.… Continues

The Brief Career and Self-Imposed Exile of Jutta Hipp, Jazz Pianist

Europe’s “First Lady of Jazz” moved to New York in 1955, played for five more years, then disappeared — while royalty checks piled up with her record label.

Detail of the cover for Jutta Hipp with Zoot Sims, Blue Note 93178. Via flickr4jazz on Flickr

By Aaron Gilbreath | This Is: Essays on Jazz (LONGREADS)

In 1960, four years after the venerable Blue Note Records signed pianist Jutta Hipp to their label, she stopped performing music entirely.… Continues