The Devil & Dave Chappelle
By William Jelani Cobb
Thunder’s Mouth Press, 321 pp., $15.95

If any of the topical essayists currently appearing in New York dailies were graced with the wit, sensitivity, and insight of William Jelani Cobb, I’d rush to the newsstands every morning. Never annoyingly glib, cranky, or prolix, this former Queens resident brings persuasive humor and scope to a range of topics that beggars the often sloppily framed polemics of Gotham’s op-ed-page pundits. Continue reading “Op-Education”