Daylight Video

Boogie-woogie pianist Meade “Lux” Lewis was born on this day in 1905. Here he is in a 1940s musical short–or “Soundie”–performing “Low Down Dog.”

Ed Kilgore

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.