Oliver Wang | Link TV
Oliver Wang is a professor of sociology at California State University, Long Beach. He’s contributed to KCET since 2012 and also writes about arts and music for NPR, KPCC, the Los Angeles Times and Los Angeles Review of Books. He is the creator and writer for the audioblog, Soul-Sides.com and the creator, producer and co-host of the album podcast, Heat Rocks. Photo credit: Eilon Paz
Post date: 2013-04-23T18:00:00-07:00
The "KICK ASS! Kung Fu Posters from the Stephen Chin Collection"
Post date: 2013-04-04T18:00:00-07:00
As part of the burgeoning Brainfeeder family, Strangeloop (née David Wexler) has become the collective's visual wizard, conjuring video art for artists from Erykah Badu to Flying Lotus.
Post date: 2013-03-11T08:30:00-07:00
Michael Miller was the go-to lensman for countless album covers and publicity stills during one of California hip-hop's most vibrant eras.
Post date: 2013-02-14T17:00:00-08:00
Oliver Wang speaks to Palm Springs native Damien "DJ Day" Beebe about hip-hop culture in the Coachella Valley and how the desert cities are a world unto themselves.
Post date: 2013-02-05T17:00:00-08:00
Gun violence is ubiquitous in American life, but hip-hop seems singled out for critique in ways that the rest of popular culture often is not.
Post date: 2012-12-12T17:00:00-08:00
The comeback of record stores in Northeast L.A. is a validation of the continuing allure of the record as well as the power of a good record shop to anchor and promote the musical character of a neighborhood.