Chappelle's casual and conversational performance style in this special has a very specific function: It gets the audience on his side.
Zhajiangmian is a dish that is at the core of Beijing culture and of three generations of women in my family.
The Palestinian water crisis is not an unfortunate natural deficit—it is a deliberate program designed by the Israeli colonial regime to deprive people of a vital resource.
"People have never seemed so precious. / Like the earth from outer space, / beautiful and beyond me."
There was once a young woman named Zlata hailing from a far away land. A land that was neither real nor unreal. This land of origin was a blissful safe haven, and was all that she knew—she knew nothing of …
I believe that catcalling serves the double function of allowing the collective chauvinist culture to flex its muscles in the streets in order to keep women in a state of submission, and of allowing individual men to boost their egos by engaging in an activity that gives them a feeling of power.