Day: March 13, 2019

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.

By RACHELKONING BEALS, NEWS EDITOR (MarketWatch)

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.… Read Full Article “Mother Jones strings together crime and politics with an exclusive alleging Florida madam sold Chinese execs access to Trump”

India signs $3 bn submarine deal with Russia: reports

By AFP

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.… Read Full Article “India signs $3 bn submarine deal with Russia: reports”

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.… Read Full Article “The Brief Career and Self-Imposed Exile of Jutta Hipp, Jazz Pianist”