From Chop Suey to Haute Cuisine: A Case Study in American “Ethnic Food” (Book Reviews)

March 27th, 2017 § 0 comments § permalink

Liu, Haiming. From Canton Restaurant to Panda Express: A History of Chinese Food in the United States. Rutgers University Press, 2015.

Ray, Krishnendu. The Ethnic Restaurateur. Bloomsbury Academic, 2016.

Reviewed in: The Los Angeles Review of Books, March 20, 2017

Space Invaders (Book Review)

May 13th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Manaugh, Geoff. A Burglar’s Guide to the City. FSG Originals, 2016.

Reviewed in: The Los Angeles Review of Books, May 12, 2016

Everyone Loves an Underdog: Learning From Linsanity

April 27th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

“Everyone Loves an Underdog: Learning From Linsanity.” In Asian American Sporting Cultures. Edited by S. Thangaraj, C. Armaldo Jr., and C. Chin. New York: NYU Press. 2016. Book chapter, refereed.

Book review of “Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape”

March 25th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Orenstein, Peggy. Girls & Sex: Navigating the Complicated New Landscape. Harper, 2016.

Reviewed in: The Los Angeles Times, March 24, 2016

Top Five, Dead or Alive (Book Review)

February 7th, 2016 § 0 comments § permalink

Serrano, Shea. The Rap Year Book: The Most Important Rap Song From Every Year Since 1979, Discussed, Debated, and Deconstructed. Abrams, 2015.

Reviewed in: The Los Angeles Review of Books, February 6, 2016.

Book review of “The Making of Asian America”

September 4th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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Lee, Erika. The Making of Asian America: A History. Simon & Schuster, 2015.

Reviewed in: New York Times Sunday Book ReviewSeptember 4, 2015

Book review of “LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas”

May 7th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

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LAtitudes: An Angeleno’s Atlas. Edited by Patricia Wakida. Heyday, 2015

Reviewed in: The Los Angeles Times, May 7, 2015

Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews of the San Francisco Bay Area

April 27th, 2015 § 0 comments § permalink

Legions of Boom: Mobility, Identity and Filipino American Disc Jockeys in the San Francisco Bay Area. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 2015.
Monograph, refereed.

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Book review of “Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records”

October 15th, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

Petrusich, Amanda. Do Not Sell at Any Price: The Wild, Obsessive Hunt for the World’s Rarest 78rpm Records. Scribner, 2014.

Appears in Los Angeles Review of Books, October 15, 2014.

Book Review of “Overdrive,” “Never Built Los Angeles” and “Songs in the Key of Los Angeles”

August 3rd, 2014 § 0 comments § permalink

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Overdrive: L.A. Constructs the Future, 1940–1990. Edited by Wim de Wit and Christopher Alexander. (Los Angeles: Getty Research Institute, 2013. 320 pages. $59.95 cloth.)

Never Built Los Angeles. Edited by Greg Goldin and Sam Lubell. (New York: Metropolis Books, 2013. 376 pages. $55.00 cloth.)

Songs in the Key of Los Angeles. By Josh Kun. (Los Angeles: Angel City Press, 2013. 223 pages. $50.00 cloth.)

Appears in Southern California Quarterly, 96(2): 235-239.