KalaLea

KalaLea appears in the following:

The Chef Niki Nakayama Does It Her Way

Friday, December 06, 2019

The chef at one of Los Angeles’s best restaurants on how to build a woman-friendly kitchen.

Lena Waithe on Police Violence and “Queen & Slim”

Friday, November 15, 2019

The screenwriter’s new film is about a first date that goes terribly wrong when a police officer is accidentally shot. “We create the heroes we need,” Waithe tells Jelani Cobb.

Charlamagne Tha God Speaks Frankly about Mental Health

Friday, November 08, 2019

A radio personality describes his struggles, and the links between racism and stress.  

Helen Rosner Picks Three

Friday, November 01, 2019

The New Yorker food correspondent shares three current food-world favorites with David Remnick—and brings samples.

Can Mayor Pete Be a Democratic Front-Runner?

Friday, November 01, 2019

Pete Buttigieg is positioning himself as the moderate to watch for in the Democratic race. Can he overcome his lack of support from black voters? 

Charles Addams’s American Family

Friday, October 25, 2019

Addams set out to write a pitch-dark satire of suburban life, and ended up creating one of the most beloved cartoons of all time.

Elizabeth Strout’s View from the Top

Friday, October 04, 2019

The Pulitzer Prize-winning author of “Olive Kitteridge” returns to a favorite haunt: a steep hill on her college campus, where she’d look out over the world.    

Kate Tempest, Against Numbness

Friday, September 27, 2019

The singer and spoken-word poet performs live. 

Brittany Howard, of Alabama Shakes, Talks with David Remnick

Friday, September 13, 2019

Putting her popular band on hold was difficult, Howard says, but, “Wherever creativity leads my ship, I can’t force it. Once I start forcing it, it’s not going to be no good, anyway.”

Stephen Cheng’s Chinese-Jamaican Music

Friday, August 23, 2019

The staff writer Hua Hsu on the singular career of a Chinese vocalist with global ambitions. 

The Rippling Effects of China’s One-Child Policy

Friday, August 09, 2019

Nanfu Wang grew up under China’s one-child policy. But it wasn’t until she became pregnant that she began to question the law. 

Jelani Cobb Picks Three Recent Historical Books

Friday, July 26, 2019

The historian and staff writer suggests three compelling recent works of history. 

Aaron Sorkin Rewrites “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Friday, July 05, 2019

Adapting a classic novel for the stage, the writer had a few bones to pick with the heroic figure of Atticus Finch.

Kelefa Sanneh Picks Three

Friday, June 21, 2019

The writer, a man of extraordinarily wide taste in music, clues David Remnick in to some great pop artists who aren’t extremely popular.

Ava DuVernay on “When They See Us,” About the Boys Who Became the Central Park Five

Friday, May 31, 2019

In a series of works about how the American justice system deals with black citizens, the filmmaker’s latest portrays the teens wrongly convicted of a terrible and notorious assault.

Reparations and the #Resistance

Friday, May 24, 2019

After decades on the fringes, the debate around reparations has moved into the political mainstream. With eight Presidential candidates interested, is there a future for reparations?

“Come on and Bring on the Reparations”

Friday, May 24, 2019

Sekou Sundiata’s poem, read for us by Carl Hancock Rux, addresses the debts that white culture and society owe to African-Americans.

Ta-Nehisi Coates Revisits the Case for Reparations

Friday, May 24, 2019

The writer set out to make America stop laughing at jokes about reparations. Five years later, Presidential candidates are taking his research very seriously.

At Georgetown, Students Vote to Pay Reparations for the University’s History with Slavery

Friday, May 24, 2019

In 1838, Georgetown administrators sold nearly 300 enslaved people to sugarcane plantations to help fund the college. In 2019, students voted to pay reparations to their descendants.

Carrie Battan on the Sudden Success of SoundCloud Rap

Friday, May 10, 2019

Once a marginal, willfully weird genre for amateurs, SoundCloud rap has lately created some of the biggest hits in hip-hop.