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
(Column)
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’
(Column)
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
(Column)
In The L.A. Times (May 22, 2012)

The Essential L.A. Riots Mixtape
(Column)
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
(Column)
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
(Remembrance)
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
(Column)
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
(Column)
In Los Angeles Times (March 22, 2011)

1000 #1s: The 1990s
(Column)
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
(Profile)
On NPR’s All Things Considered (Nov 10, 2010)

Behind Koreatown’s Far East Movement, a deep history
(Essay)
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
(re:discovery)
In Wax Poetics (Issue 43, Sep. 2010)

MAY-AUG 2010  

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Cut Chemist Plays With African Sounds
(Feature)
In Los Angeles Times (August 8, 2010)

Harvey Fuqua: From Doo-Wop to Disco
(Music List)
On NPR.org (July 13, 2010)

MIA: Maya
(CD Review)
On NPR’s All Things Considered (July 13, 2010)

Chicano Batman @ the Paramount
(Concert Preview)
In LATImes.org (May 27, 2010)

California Funk @ Funky Sole
(Concert Preview)
In LATimes.org (May 21, 2010)

Tyronne and Carr: Take Me With You
(Re:Discovery)
In Wax Poetics (Issue 40)

JAN-APR 2010  

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Hit the Floor: A B-Boy/Girl Workout
(Music List)
On NPR.org (April 28, 2010)

Guru: Hip-Hop’s Elder Statesman Dies Young
(Obituary)
On NPR’s All Things Considered (April 23, 2010)

The Mass Appeal of Gang Starr
(Music List)
On NPR.org (April 21, 2010)

Keith Elam dies at 47
(Obituary)
In Los Angeles Times (April 20, 2010)

Freeway and Jake One: Stimulus Package
(CD Review)
On NPR’s All Things Considered (April 14, 2010)

International Flavor: interview with Lost’s Damon Lindelof and Carlton Cuse
(Interview)
In Asia Pacific Arts (April 13, 2010)

Island Survivor: interview with Lost writer Melinda Hsu
(Interview)
In Asia Pacific Arts (April 13, 2010)

Erykah Badu: New Amerykah Part 2
(CD Review)
On NPR.org (April 8, 2010)

3 Titans: A Hip-Hop Ode To Knowledge And ‘College’
(Song of the Day)
From NPR.org (February 24, 2010)

Divine Inspiration Sparks ‘Fire’ And ‘Funk’
(CD Review)
From NPR’s All Things Considered (February 24, 2010)

Cumbia Moderna De Soledad: Fela Around The World
(Song of the Day)
From NPR.org (February 18, 2010)

Sade: A Skeletal ‘Soldier Of Love’
(CD Review)
From NPR.org (February 12, 2010)

One Diva At A Time: R&B At The Grammys
(Column)
From NPR.org (January 29, 2010)

Edan’s ‘Echo Party’ An Exhilarating Ride
(CD review)
From NPR.org (January 25, 2010)

Shining a Light on Chicago’s South Side
(Book/Album Review)
On NPR.org (January 21, 2010)

SEP-DEC 2009  

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Soul’s Past Stays Present
(Column)
On NPR.org (November 18, 2009)

Gina Hotta
(Obituary)
On iamkorean.com (November 3, 2009)

Unlocked Grooves
(Feature on Breakestra, Mayer Hawthorne and Myron and E)
From LA Weekly (October 15, 2009)

Harvey Averne: Viva Latin Soul
(Music List)
From NPR.org (September 24, 2009)

Mayer Hawthorne: A Strange Arrangement
(CD Review)
From NPR.org (September 16, 2009)

Jay-Z: Blueprint 3
(CD Review)
From All Things Considered (September 9, 2009)

MAY-AUG 2009  

Summer Can’t Last Forever: Songs For Farewell
(Music List)
From NPR.org (August 19, 2009)

Older and Closer to Perfection
(CD review of Lee Fields’ My World)
From All Things Considered (July 21, 2009)

Lee Fields: Soul Survivor
(Music List)
From NPR.org (July 21, 2009)

The Storyteller
(Interview with Alex Tse)
From Asia Pacific Arts (July 17, 2009)

Covering Michael Jackson: 5 Songs
(Music List)
From NPR.org (July 7, 2009)

The Game Changer
(Interview with John Cho)
From Asia Pacific Arts (July 3, 2009)

Standing in the Shadow of Siblings
(Music List)
From NPR.org (June 25, 2009)

Wichita Lineman
(Write-up for Theron and Darrell’s “I Was Made To Love”)
From NPR’s Song of the Day (June 3, 2009)

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