Day: May 21, 2019

California At the moment time: California At the moment time: Why California’s Water Disaster Is So Complicated to Solve

California TodayImageMartha Sanchez’s son Emmanuel at home in East Orosi. Ms. Sanchez’s family has received notices not to use the water from the taps.CreditCreditRozette Rago for The New York TimesGood morning.(Here’s the sign-up, if you don’t already get California Today delivered to your inbox.)When I was working for The Bakersfield Californian, I wrote about the…

On Comedy: Wanda Sykes: If Handiest You Knew Her Stand-Up Work Higher

On ComedyThe comedian may be best known for “Curb Your Enthusiasm” and “black-ish,” but it’s her specials that make her an elite performer. More people should watch.ImageWanda Sykes in her new standup special, “Not Normal.”CreditCreditAtsushi Nishijima/NetflixIn her stand-up, Wanda Sykes periodically argues with the roll of fat around her stomach, which she calls Esther, after…

India election 2019: Echoes of Trump in Modi’s border politics

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption The Indian election is seen as a referendum on Narendra Modi – a divisive prime minister The outcome of India’s general election may help determine a central question at the heart of the contest – what does it mean to be Indian? Prime Minister Modi and his BJP party,…