Oliver Wang

Oliver Wang is a professor of sociology at CSU-Long Beach and the author of Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews of the San Francisco Bay Area. He regularly contributes to the Los Angeles Review of Books, Los Angeles Times, NPR's All Things Considered, KCET’s Artbound, and other outlets. He is the co-creator/producer/host of the album appreciation podcast, Heat Rocks. Photo by Eilon Paz for Dust and Grooves. 


CONTRIBUTOR ARTICLES

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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