One of Carrie Mae Weems’s best-known bodies of work, the Kitchen Table series explores human experience not only from the vantage point of a female subject and viewer, but also from an African American point of view. The series revolves around a woman played by the artist. Each setting includes the same table with an interrogation light overhead. An individual generally appears with the artist in each frame; there is also a place for the viewer at the near end of the table. In this instance, Weems sits—perhaps wearing her "poker face"—in front of a photograph of Malcolm X as she plays a game of cards with her male companion over cigarettes and alcohol.