Two books decipher the hidden meanings behind urban design, from sewage systems to graffiti art.
Oliver Wang revisits the antihero tales of crime and grime of the 1995 legacy-making album “The Infamous” by Mobb Deep on its 25th anniversary.
A new book explores the wide range and deep history of African-American cuisine.
Oliver Wang digests books on the complicated history of Chinese-American cuisine and the problematic label of “ethnic food.”
Geoff Manaugh elevates burglars above petty criminal status and instead characterizes them as “drunk Jedis of architectural space.”
On Shea Serrano's new "Rap Year Book."
These records, like the collectors who chase after them, enjoy transient existences and sharing them gives that ephemerality some meaning and purpose.
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...
RJ Smith photo by Jenny Burman Oliver Wang interviews R.J. Smith about his biography of the hardest working man in show business: The One...
Co-authors Laura Pulido and Wendy Cheng take Oliver Wangon an audio tour of several of the sites in The People's Guide of Los Angeles.
David J. Leonard discusses race, sports, and his new book "After Artest: The NBA and the Assault on Blackness" with LARB Audio Editor Oliver Wang.
Racial difference was an integral part of Linsanity since the beginning and, as the phenomenon grew, the issue would continue to snowball.