Oliver Wang

Oliver Wang is a professor of sociology at CSU Long Beach and a frequent writer on arts, culture, and the city. He has lived in the San Gabriel Valley for 20 cumulative years.


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

Beyond Soul Food

A new book explores the wide range and deep history of African-American cuisine....


Space Invaders

Geoff Manaugh elevates burglars above petty criminal status and instead characterizes them as “drunk Jedis of architectural space.”...


Rage, Race, and Recipes

In Fresh Off the Boat, Chef Eddie Huang’s thoughts on race and masculinity are provocative but they often result in the memoir’s most muddled arguments....


RJ Smith on James Brown

RJ Smith photo by Jenny Burman   Oliver Wang interviews R.J. Smith about his biography of the hardest working man ...


Living with Linsanity

Racial difference was an integral part of Linsanity since the beginning and, as the phenomenon grew, the issue would continue to snowball....

Living with Linsanity
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