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, a Monthly contributing editor, is a columnist for the Daily Intelligencer, New York magazine’s politics blog, and the managing editor for the Democratic Strategist.
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