JUL – DEC 2019

A Cantopop Dream Girl’s First Film Reverie
For Criterion’s Songbook Series (Oct. 21, 2019)

Food Stylist Sophia Chang Is The Master Of #Foodiegram
In Character Media (Sep. 23, 2019)

Is Fusion Asian Food Really Even Asian?
In Character Media (Aug. 30, 2019)

Raphael Saadiq Balances Personal Introspection With Social Commentary On ‘Jimmy Lee’
(Album Review)
For NPR’s All Things Considered (Aug. 23, 2019)

Here’s What Happened When A Filipino Foodie Couple Decided To Shake Things Up
In Character Media (Jul. 16, 2019)

JAN – JUN 2019

How Do You Follow A Masterpiece? Marvin Gaye Tried With ‘You’re The Man’
(Album Review)
For NPR’s All Things Considered (Mar. 29, 2019)

How Forecasters Predict Fashion Trends
For Put This On (Jun. 17, 2019)

Explore The Magic Of Hawaiian Foodways With Alana Kysar’s ‘Aloha Kitchen’
(Book Review)
In Character Media (Jun. 3, 2019)

Learn The Culinary Secrets Of New York Chef Sohui Kim In ‘Korean Home Cooking’
(Book Review)
In Character Media (May 10, 2019)

‘Two Red Bowls’ Blogger Cynthia McTernan Explores Pan Asian Cuisine In ‘A Common Table’
(Book Review)
In Character Media (Mar. 13, 2019)

Leaving Culinary Comfort Zones For A Warmer ‘Season’
(Book Review)
In Character Media (Feb. 8, 2019)

SEP-DEC 2018

The icons of hip-hop and the images that might have been
(Book Review of Vikki Tobak’s Contact High: A Visual History of Hip-Hop)
In Los Angeles Times (Oct. 12, 2018)

The Best Producer Alive, 1994, Easy Mo Bee
For Complex (Fall 2018)

The Tuba Fats Riff
(Article co-written with Matt Sakakeeny)
From 64 Parishes (Fall 2018)

James Syhabout Rediscovers Lao Roots In ‘Hawker Fare’ Cookbook
(Book Review)
In Character Media (Nov. 22, 2018)

Filipino Cookbooks, From ‘I Am A Filipino’ to ‘Adobo Road’ and ‘Pulutan!’
(Book Review)
In Character Media (Oct. 24, 2018)

Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band Travels Across Generations And Genres
(Album Review)
On NPR’s All Things Considered (Sep. 17, 2018)

Tradition Mixed With Comfort in Hsiao-Ching Chou’s ‘Chinese Soul Food’
(Book Review)
In Kore Asian Media (Sep. 2018)

The icons of hip-hop and the images that might have been
(Book Review)
In Los Angeles Times (Oct. 12, 2018)

MAY-AUG 2018


The Geography of Gold
From Boom: The Journal of California (July 24, 2018)

The Internet’s ‘Hive Mind’ Is A Soundtrack To The Slow Burn Of Summer
On NPR’s All Things Considered (July 20, 2018)

JAN-APR 2018

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Kool Keith And Dan The Automator Make Rap Weird Again As Dr. Octagon
From NPR’s First Listen (March 29, 2018)

‘Haze’ Paints The Shacks’ Emotional Palette
From NPR’s First Listen (March 22, 2018)

Cut Chemist’s ‘Die Cut’ Asks You To Listen Closely
On NPR’s All Things Considered (April 5, 2018)

SEP-DEC 2018

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Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings’ ‘Soul Of A Woman’ Is A Testament To Fortitude
On NPR’s All Things Considered (November 17, 2017)

Sunny And The Sunliners’ ‘Mr. Brown Eyed Soul’ Is For The Loved And Lovelorn
On NPR’s All Things Considered (September 27, 2017)

MAY-AUG 2017

The Beat Junkie Institute of Sound Gets DJ Hopefuls Up to Scratch
From KCET’s Artbound (May 26, 2017)

Taking PTO On The Road
(First Person Essay)
From Put This On (July 6, 2017)

The Honey Man of El Sereno Continues a 300-Year-Old Family Legacy of Beekeeping
From KCET’s Migrant Kitchen (July 7, 2017)

Joe Bataan’s Gypsy Woman
From Pitchfork’s Sunday Review (August 27, 2017)

The Chulita Vinyl Club Spins a Safe Space for Music and Identity
From KCET’s Artbound (August 22, 2017)

JAN-APR 2017

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Beat Breakdown: Main Source – “Looking At the Front Door”
From BeatTips.com (Jan. 4, 2017)

Marquee Names: Bob James’s “Nautilus”
From BeatTips.com (Jan. 28, 2017)

‘La La Land’: Los Angeles and the Hollywood Imagination
From KCET’s Artbound (Feb. 3, 2017)

Music icon David Axelrod: six essential tracks
(Annotated Playlist)
From The Guardian (UK) (Feb. 7, 2017)

Chicano Batman, ‘Freedom Is Free’
(‘First Listen’ Review)
From NPR.org (Feb. 23, 2017)

‘All Night Menu’ Returns to Tell Histories Through L.A. Addresses
From KCET’s Artbound (Mar. 15, 2017)

From Chop Suey to Haute Cuisine: A Case Study in American “Ethnic Food”
(Book Review)
From Los Angeles Review of Books (Mar. 20, 2017)

Revisiting the Music of El Sereno’s Steven J. Salazar
From KCET’s Artbound (Mar. 29, 2017)

Kendrick Lamar’s ‘DAMN.’ Is Introspective And Unforgiving
(Album Review)
From NPR’s All Things Considered (April 17, 2017)

SEP-DEC 2016

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A Queen Among Kings
(An appreciation of Sharon Jones)
For NPR.org (November 21, 2016)

Curtis Mayfield Finally Gets a Definitive Biography. What Took So Long?
(Book Review)
For Pitchfork (October 25, 2016)

‘We Got It From Here… Thank You 4 Your Service,’ A Tribe Called Quest
(Album review)
For NPR’s All Things Considered (November 14, 2016)

Marquee Names: The Soul of Curtis Mayfield
For BeatTips.com (December 6, 2016)

Marquee Names: Rhetta Hughes’s “You’re Doing With Her — When It Should Be Me”
For BeatTips.com (December 14, 2016)

Songs We Love: Lee Fields & The Expressions, ‘Never Be Another You’
For NPR.org (December, 26, 2016)

MAY-AUG 2016

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Behind The Black Power Goddess: Betty Davis’ Early Demos Released
(Album Review)
For NPR’s All Things Considered (July 6, 2016)

Echoes of History: Charles Lummis’ Wax Cylinder Recordings
For KCET’s Artbound (May 3, 2016)

Space Invaders
(Book Review of Geoff Manaugh’s A Burglar’s Guide to the City
For the Los Angeles Review of Books (May 12, 2016)

Songs We Love: Bacao Rhythm & Steel Band, ‘Was Dog A Doughnut’
For NPR.org (May 27, 2016)

Cymande, London’s Greatest Funk Band, on Return to Stage
For Rolling Stone (June 9, 2016)

Sharon Jones: ‘Before I get on stage something comes over me and the pain goes away’
For The Guardian (July 27, 2016)

Songs We Love: Lady Wray, ‘Do It Again’
For NPR.org (August 3, 2016)

Another Great Wall
(Essay on Peter Wang’s A Great Wall)
For AngryAsianMan.com (August 24, 2016)

Simple Idea, Spooky Result: Latin American Ballads Get A Ghostly Makeover
(Album review)
For NPR’s All Things Considered (August 24, 2016)

The Frightnrs, ‘Nothing More To Say’
(First Listen Review)
For NPR.org (August 25, 2016)

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