APR-JUN 2013

Chico Mann: Plastic Keys, Blinking Lights And Burbling Beats
From All Things Considered (June 26, 2013)

Rolling the Years: Moonlight Rollerway’s Enduring Appeal

From ArtBound (June 17, 2013)

Shuggie Otis: 40 Years Later, Still An ‘Inspiration’
From All Things Considered (June 4, 2013)

Private Stock: Custom Records Trace an Alternate Music History
From ArtBound (May 31, 2013)

The 100 Greatest Drummers of Alternative Music
(James Williams, Zigaboo Modeliste, Clyde Stubblefield, Jabo Starks)
From Spin.com (May 22, 2013)

From FX to Fine Art: The Evolution of Special Effects Artists in the Digital Age
From ArtBound (May 16, 2013)

Laura Mvula’s Velvet ‘Moon’ Is A Revelation
From All Things Considered (May 15, 2013)

On Two New R&B Albums, An Old Soul Sound That Glows
From All Things Considered (May 8, 2013)

20 Years Ago Biz Markie Got The Last Laugh
From All Things Considered (May 6, 2013)

Fists of Legend: Classic Kung Fu Cinema Posters
From ArtBound (April 17, 2013)

Radio Sombra: Live and Direct from Boyle Heights
From ArtBound (April 17, 2013)

The Perpetual Vertigo of Strangeloop
From ArtBound (April 5, 2013)

JAN-MAR 2013

Lady: Two Soul Stalwarts Find A New Groove Together
From All Things Considered (March 14, 2013)

Under the Influence: Michael Miller’s L.A. Hip-Hop Photography
From ArtBound (March 11, 2013)

Soul II Seoul: Is L.A. the Conduit for Asian Pop Success?
From ArtBound (March 5, 2013)

On My Block: DJ Day’s Desert Inspirations
From ArtBound (February 15, 2013)

Bullet Points: How Hip-Hop Handles the Gun
From ArtBound (February 6, 2013)

The Kids Of PS22 Take On Tame Impala
From Song of the Day (January 8, 2013)

OCT-DEC 2012

Vinyl Restorations: The Wane and Wax of L.A.’s Record Stores
From ArtBound (December 13, 2012)

‘The Chronic,’ 2 Decades Later
From The Root (December, 12, 2012)

Saviors Of Local Soul: The Archival Science Of The Numero Group
From The Record (December 4, 2012)

Ghetto Brothers: Guitars Over Guns
From All Things Considered (November 28, 2012)

Record Collectors in Their Natural Habitats: Eilon Paz Photographs Vinyl Addicts in the Wild
From ArtBound (November 20, 2012)

Bill Withers: The Everyman Singer With A Poet’s Soul
From All Things Considered (November 19, 2012)

Still Bill: 5 Bill Withers Covers
From NPR.org (November 19, 2012)

Soul of a Composer: Miguel Atwood-Ferguson’s Musical Thesis
From ArtBound (October 25, 2012)

Art of the LP: Making The Album Cover (Literally)
From ArtBound (October 12, 2012)

JUL-SEP 2012

L.A. ON LP: The Search for Locations on Classic Album Covers, Part 2
On KCET’s ArtBound (September 27, 2012)

The Purple Tape: Only Built 4 Collectors
On NPR.org (September 20, 2012)

Two Attempts To Turn Summer Platinum Into Fall Gold
(Album reviews of Carly Rae Jepsen and Kanye West)
On NPR’s All Things Considered (September 18, 2012)

L.A. ON LP: The Search for Locations on Classic Album Covers, Part 1
On KCET’s ArtBound (September 13, 2012)

Fat Boys: A Hip-Hop Novelty Act Strikes Back
On All Things Considered (July 31, 2012)

This Is Slick: A Conversation with Graffiti Writer/Clothing Designer Slick
On KCET’s ArtBound (July 30, 2012)

Mountain Brothers: Winning Voices
On After 1989 (July 16, 2012)

Visual Play: A Conversation With Designer Brent Rollins
On KCET’s ArtBound (July 11, 2012)

Bands of Brothers
(Essay on Filipino American turntablists)
On After 1989 (July 2, 2012)

APR-JUN 2012

Dad Builds A Recording Studio, Sons Make A (Lost) Classic
(Album review)
On NPR.org (June 28, 2012)

Considering CityWalk: A Brief History of the Mall and Artificial Neighborhoods
On KCET’s ArtBound (June 25, 2012)

Class of 1997
(Essay on Asian American films in 1997)
On After 1989 (June 12, 2012)

The Altered Reality of ‘K-Town’
On KCET’s ArtBound (June 6, 2012)

‘Personal Space’: Relics From Synth Soul’s Early Days
(Album review)
On NPR’s All Things Considered (June 4, 2012)

Pharcyde: L.A. hip-hop’s far side
In The L.A. Times (May 22, 2012)

The Essential L.A. Riots Mixtape
On KCET’s ArtBound (May 17, 2012)

Rufus Wainwright – Orpheum Theater – 5/12/12
(Concert review)
For The L.A. Weekly (May 13, 2012)

San Gabriel Valley Goes Viral: the Fung Bros Rep the 626
On KCET’s ArtBound (May 7, 2012)

How Adam Yauch Grew Into His Voice
(A remembrance)
On NPR.org (May 5, 2012)

The Sound Man Behind The Soul Of The Nation’s Capital
(Review of A Red, Black and Green Production)
On NPR’s All Things Considered (April 25, 2012)

5 Long-Long Soul Songs
(Music List)
On NPR.org (April 9, 2012)

JAN-MAR 2012

Living With Linsanity
(Long-form, critical analysis of Linsanity)
In Los Angeles Review of Books (March 6, 2012)

Lin Takes the Weight
(Personal Column on Linsanity)
On Atlantic.com (Ta-Nehisi Coates) (March 1, 2012)

A ‘Giant Anthology’ Of Profile Records, Rap’s Early Champion
(Album review)
On All Things Considered (February 21, 2012)

Jeremy Lin puts the ball in Asian Americans’ court
(Article on Jeremy Lin’s rise as witnessed by Asian Americans)
In Los Angeles Times (February 21, 2012)

Jimmy Sabater, Latin Soul Vocalist, Has Died
In NPR’s The Record (February 10, 2012)

Syl Johnson’s modern stroke
(Concert preview)
In Los Angeles Times (February 2, 2012)

SEP-DEC 2011

Charles Wright & The Watts 103rd Street Rhythm Band: What Can You Give Me
(Article on the song’s history)
In Oxford American (Issue 75, November 2011)

Fast Life: The Speed Records Story
(Article on the short-lived Latin soul label)
In Wax Poetics (Issue 49, November 2011)

MAY-AUG 2011

Rock the Bells’ classic fixation
(Concert preview)
In Los Angeles Times (August 19, 2011)

Jay-Z And Kanye West: Stuck In Cruise Control
(Review of Watch the Throne)
On All Things Considered (August 9, 2011)

Global Soul with Stevie Wonder at the Hollywood Bowl
(Concert review)
In Los Angeles Times (July 25, 2011)

The Strange Sound Of Motown’s Early Hollywood Years
(Review of the Mowest anthology)
On All Things Considered (July 14, 2011)

A poet with soul: The ballads of Gil Scott-Heron
(Column on the music of Gil Scott-Heron)
In the Los Angeles Times (June 2, 2011)

Surf guitar strikes a chord in Peru
(Column on Peruvian cumbia)
In the Los Angeles Times (May 22, 2011)

Take a Look: Aretha Franklin Complete on Columbia
(Boxset review)
On All Things Considered (May 12, 2011)

JAN-APR 2011

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Mystery solved: “Bronco” settles Mobb Deep sampling question that’s remained hidden since ’95
In LA Times (April 5, 2011)

The Secret History Of Chicago Salsa
(CD Review of Salsa Boricua de Chicago)
On All Things Considered (March 30, 2011)

Model Minority Juggle Race, Politics and Humor
In Los Angeles Times (March 22, 2011)

1000 #1s: The 1990s
In Billboard Magazine (Feb 26, 2011)

Tammi Terrell: Remembering Motown’s Lost Star
(CD Review)
On NPR’s All Things Considered (Jan 6, 2011)

SEP-DEC 2010

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Kanye West Gets ‘Twisted,’ But Misses The Beauty
(CD Review)
On NPR’s All Things Considered (Nov 22, 2010)

Syl Johnson: Soulful Like Marvin, Funky Like James
On NPR’s All Things Considered (Nov 10, 2010)

Behind Koreatown’s Far East Movement, a deep history
In Los Angeles Times (Nov 10, 2010)

Why Common’s ‘Resurrection’ Is Worth A Deluxe Box Set
(CD Review)
On NPR.org (Oct 15, 2010)

John Legend and the Roots Try to “Wake Up” Old Soul
(CD Review)
On NPR.org (Sep 29, 2010)

Alton Ellis: Mr. Soul of Jamaica
In Wax Poetics (Issue 43, Sep. 2010)

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