KalaLea appears in the following:

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.

The Producer dream hampton Talks with Jelani Cobb about “Surviving R. Kelly”

Friday, January 18, 2019

The filmmaker talks about the abuse accusations against R. Kelly. Her new documentary implicates him, his enablers, and even his fans.

The Fall of a Chinese Pop Star

Friday, January 18, 2019

Denise Ho had it all: stadium tours, product endorsements, movie deals. All that changed when she used her celebrity for political activism.

With FoxConn, Wisconsin Bought Jobs at an Astronomical Cost

Friday, January 11, 2019

A Taiwanese electronics giant building a plant in Wisconsin should have been a great deal for American workers. Instead, they’ll be paying for decades.   

Was Jesus a Socialist? It’s in the Bible, According to David Bentley Hart

Friday, December 21, 2018

David Bentley Hart’s translation of the New Testament is highly literal, and that seems to raise hackles for many Christians.

Aaron Sorkin Rewrites “To Kill a Mockingbird”

Friday, December 14, 2018

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

Amanda Petrusich Picks Three Top Hits of 2018

Friday, December 07, 2018

A music critic shares three of her favorites this year: a Catalan singer, a banjo balladeer, and Ariana Grande.

Helen Rosner on the Culture of Fermentation

Friday, November 30, 2018

The New Yorker’s food correspondent gets a lesson in fermentation from the celebrity chef René Redzepi, and brings David Remnick some microbial snacks.

Parenthood with Joshua Rothman

Friday, November 02, 2018

A New Yorker editor picks three favorites for a new parent.

Derek Smalls—Harry Shearer’s Character in “Spinal Tap”—Returns with His Solo Début

Friday, November 02, 2018

The bassist of the fictional band has struck out on his own, and he talks with Andy Borowitz about his new album.  

In the Midterms, White Supremacy Is Running for Office

Friday, October 19, 2018

Candidates who once cloaked their views on white nationalism, like the Iowa congressman Steve King, are now tweeting about them openly and regularly.

Kelela Reinvents R&B

Friday, October 19, 2018

Onstage at the 2018 New Yorker Festival, Kelela talks about how Napster helped her find her voice as a singer, and then she performs live with a d.j.