I was all set to do a Sparks feature today when I read commenter pjcamp’s note that this is Django Reinhardt’s birthday (the listing I typically use did not, unaccountably, mention it). Here’s a nifty brief French documentary on Django, with subtitles and some rare footage.

Ed Kilgore

Ed Kilgore is a political columnist for New York and managing editor at the Democratic Strategist website. He was a contributing writer at the Washington Monthly from January 2012 until November 2015, and was the principal contributor to the Political Animal blog.