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Hua Hsu
Hua Hsu
Hua Hsu teaches in the English Department at Vassar College and writes about music, sports, and culture.
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'The Simpsons,' Ai Weiwei, and What Artists Want from Us

Can an opening sequence of a TV show have the same effect as a Tate Modern exhibit? Hua Hsu Oct 22, 2010

10 Mixes Worth Listening to This Week

Channel your savage side with Arthur Magazine's set designed for "human-plant interaction" or J. Bo Tapes's live jungle sets Hua Hsu Oct 21, 2010

Huang Weikai's Absurd New Film

The Chinese filmmaker's new documentary, 'Disorder', provides a shocking portrayal of everyday life in Guangzhou, China Hua Hsu Oct 19, 2010

Reminiscing About My Hip-Hop Rebellion

Jay Caspian Kang recalls an unlikely reunion with a once-beloved song and the memories carried by its music Hua Hsu Oct 16, 2010

16 Mixes Worth Listening to This Week

Embrace the crisp autumn days with Kenny Dope's soulful mix or reminisce for summer's warmth with Dreams in Audio's Brazilian mix Hua Hsu Oct 14, 2010

7 Mixes Worth Listening to This Week

Ease into fall with the trippy sounds of Aphex Twin or with a more eclectic '80s folk mix Hua Hsu Sep 16, 2010

Channeling Tao Lin

Looking at the critical response to the writer's—notorious for his self-promotion—new book "Richard Yates" Hua Hsu Sep 11, 2010

'The Shot Heard 'Round the World' and the Goal No One Saw

What it means to "bear witness" to legendary sporting events Hua Hsu Sep 10, 2010

11 Mixes Worth Listening to This Week

This week's playlists are in honor of Fat Beats, the iconic hip-hop record shop that closed its doors this week Hua Hsu Sep 9, 2010

The Passing of a Record Store

As Manhattan's legendary Fat Beats store closes, it signifies the end of a vinyl era Hua Hsu Sep 7, 2010

9 Mixes Worth Listening to This Week

Wind down with Jazzy Jeff's summertime mix or add some soul to your repertoire with Aquariam Drunkard's gospel playlist Hua Hsu Aug 12, 2010

All-Access: Friends, Pop Stars, and 'Unapproachability'

The down-to-earth appearance of today's celebrities demonstrates the power of networking Hua Hsu Aug 11, 2010

Charlie Chan in 'K-Town'

Will the new "Jersey Shore" knock-off portray a less racist view of Asian American lifestyle than one of the most hated characters on TV? Hua Hsu Aug 10, 2010

8 Mixes Worth Listening to This Week

Coast into this weekend with two nostalgic tributes and a mix including an essay by Dr. Rob Hua Hsu Aug 5, 2010

R.I.P. Jack Tatum

Remembering the Oakland Raiders legend Hua Hsu Aug 5, 2010

What's Authentic About Folk Music?

Can a genre that claims to provide a direct link to our past really represent our roots? Hua Hsu Aug 4, 2010

The Unlikeliest Wrestlers

What the Beatles, Indonesian pop, and Bolivian wrestling have in common Hua Hsu Aug 3, 2010

Terminal Boredom: Reading Tao Lin

How this novelist/poet/Internet sensation defines today's celebrity Hua Hsu Aug 2, 2010

11 Mixes Worth Listening to This Week

Travel back in time with this week's class jazz mix, old-school rasta hits, or an 80s mix featuring Eddie Murphy Hua Hsu Jul 29, 2010

Artistic License Gone Rotten

The graffiti community's "code of the streets" is hard to define, but every now and then, there's a consensus. This is one of those times. Hua Hsu Jul 28, 2010 More Stories
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