(June 10, 1925-January 7, 2017)
Born in Boston, Massachusetts
Noted jazz historian and critic
Long time columnist for the Village Voice
Associate editor of Down Beat magazine and co-founder of The Jazz Review
Pro civil rights and pro life activist
BA Magna cum Laude from Northeastern University
Why he might be annoying
He calls himself 'A member of the Proud and Ancient Order of Stiff-Necked Jewish Atheists.'
He is a slob at work.
He is arrogant.
He supported the invasion of Iraq as a humanitarian gesture.
Why he might not be annoying
A civil libertarian, he has been for decades a fierce defender of free speech.
He wrote a column for fifty years for the Village Voice but was fired when he developed pro-life views.
A highly respected jazz historian and critic, he was the first non-musician to receive the National Endowment for the Arts 'Jazz Master Award.'
He's written almost forty books on a variety of subjects including jazz and civil liberties.
He has repeatedly criticized the ACLU for bailing on free speech issues like supporting university speech codes.
He criticizes the left and the right on free speech matters.
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Year In Review:
For 2017, as of last week, Out of 112 Votes: 75.00% Annoying
In 2016, Out of 2 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2015, Out of 10 Votes: 30.0% Annoying
In 2014, Out of 30 Votes: 50.0% Annoying
In 2013, Out of 14 Votes: 64.29% Annoying
In 2012, Out of 21 Votes: 80.95% Annoying
In 2011, Out of 12 Votes: 58.33% Annoying
In 2010, Out of 24 Votes: 70.83% Annoying
In 2009, Out of 27 Votes: 48.15% Annoying
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