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Selected writings by Oliver Wang

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‘Land of 1000 Dances’ Chronicles The History Of Rampart Records Label
(Album Review)
For NPR’s All Things Considered (Nov. 29, 2019)

Gang Starr’s ‘One Of The Best Yet’ Is A Welcome Throwback To An Earlier Rap Era
(Album Review)
For NPR’s All Things Considered (Nov. 4, 2019)

Kanye West’s ‘Jesus Is King,’ Like Its Creator, Asks A Little Too Much Of Us
(Album Review)
For NPR’s All Things Considered (Oct. 28, 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)

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)


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

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

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

Filipino Cookbooks, From I Am A Filipino to Adobo Road and Pulutan!
(Book Review)
For Character Media (Oct. 24, 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)
For Los Angeles Times (Oct. 12, 2018)

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

Tradition Mixed With Comfort in Hsiao-Ching Chou’s Chinese Soul Food
(Book Review)
For Character Media (Sep. 2018)

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

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

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

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

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


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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Beat Breakdown: Main Source’s “Looking At the Front Door”
From (Jan. 4, 2017)

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