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Notes From the Backlash

New Yorker humorist Django Gold speaks

Django Gold

In the furor surrounding this humor column, posted in late July on the New Yorker‘s “Shouts & Murmurs” blog, one party has been mostly silent: the column’s author, Django Gold, a senior writer for The Onion. So we decided to reach out to Gold and commission a guest column on the creation of his piece and the controversy it sparked. EVAN HAGA; EDITOR, JAZZTIMES

The idea came to me when I was at my local wash-and-fold a few months back, plugging away at a heap of underwear and shirts recently sprung from the dryer. The laundromat radio was playing some nice bebop, and suddenly I was struck with the memory of a certain type of featurette I’ve often seen whenever PBS or another outlet profiles a jazz musician.

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