“Westerners often imagine the [“Oriental”] dancer as the femme fatale. But the dancer is not a femme fatale. She is a mother.” In an interview that cites a Lacanian psychoanalyst and an anthropologist, the dancer known as Malak, born and raised in Spain and now an established instructor in Cairo, talks about the power of belly dance and the relations (of several sorts) between dancer and viewer.
“An early-morning substance-free ‘party’ held about once a month in 25 cities across the United States …, Daybreaker events are like the compression shorts of Millennial experiences: Sort of uncomfortable, but also uplifting.”
Writers Bryan Tucker and Michael Che (who created the sketch) and Kenan Thompson (who plays the Alex Trebek equivalent) talk about the genesis of the idea, the challenge of creating characters for various guest hosts, and the sketches they wanted to do but didn’t (yet). (includes video clips)