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On the Road with Esperanza Spalding

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. Esperanza Spalding seems to do it all. The ever-evolving bassist-vocalist-composer emerged from the jazz scene in the early 2000s, winning the Grammy for Best New Artist in 2010,  and she’s been relentlessly pushing the boundaries of the genre ever since. Her most recent album, 12…

This Is What It Looks Like When Teachers Organize

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. More than 3,000 teachers in Oakland stood on picket lines for a second straight day Friday to demand better pay, smaller class sizes, and more resources for their district’s beleaguered schools. On Thursday, I joined my colleague Edwin Rios as he reported on the first…

Kamala Harris and the Coat of Many Colors

Looking for news you can trust?Subscribe to our free newsletters. First it was Kamala Harris and the chicken. Last weekend it was Kamala Harris and the coat of many colors. Robin Abcarian tells us that we are doomed: It was too much for Very Serious Journalist Brit Hume. “This is just embarrassing,” tweeted the Fox…