KalaLea appears in the following:

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.

Kurt Vile Talks with Amanda Petrusich

Friday, April 12, 2019

Amanda Petrusich talks with the musician Kurt Vile about his quirky songwriting process and opening for Neil Young.

A Visit with Thundercat

Friday, April 05, 2019

Briana Younger talks with the bassist and producer who helped make the Kendrick Lamar album “To Pimp a Butterfly.”

Patricia Spears Jones on a Trip to Calabar Imports

Friday, March 22, 2019

A poet on one of her favorite places in New York—right around the corner from home.

The Chef Niki Nakayama Does It Her Way

Friday, March 15, 2019

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

American Exiles in East Africa (Part 2)

Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Two married Black Panthers fled the U.S., fearing a setup by the police. In exile, in Tanzania, they resumed the Party’s community-building mission.


American Exiles in East Africa (Part 2)

Friday, March 08, 2019

Two married Black Panthers fled the U.S., fearing a setup by the police. In exile, in Tanzania, they resumed the Party’s community-building mission.

American Exiles in East Africa

Friday, March 01, 2019

Two married Black Panthers fled the country, fearing a setup by police. In exile, in Tanzania, they began to resume their mission, building a community far from home.

Ruth E. Carter Steps Into the Spotlight

Friday, February 22, 2019

Ruth E. Carter has been designing costumes for more than thirty years. With an Oscar nomination for her work on “Black Panther,” she may finally get her due.