From Chop Suey to Haute Cuisine: A Case Study in American “Ethnic Food”
Oliver Wang digests books on the complicated history of Chinese-American cuisine and the problematic label of “ethnic food.”
Records Don’t Love You Back: In Search of Lost 78s
These records, like the collectors who chase after them, enjoy transient existences and sharing them gives that ephemerality some meaning and purpose.
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
PODCAST: Laura Pulido and Wendy Cheng and The People's Guide to LA
Co-authors Laura Pulido and Wendy Cheng take Oliver Wangon an audio tour of several of the sites in The People's Guide
David Leonard and Oliver Wang on "After Artest"
David J. Leonard discusses race, sports, and his new book "After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness" with LARB
Living with Linsanity
DAY 1, FEBRUARY 4TH: Going into this night’s game, both the New York Knicks and New Jersey Nets are