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Oliver Wang

Oliver Wang is a professor of sociology at CSU-Long Beach and the author of Legions of Boom: Filipino American Mobile DJ Crews of the San Francisco Bay Area. He regularly contributes to the Los Angeles Review of Books, the Los Angeles Times, NPR's All Things Considered, KCET’s Artbound, and other outlets. He is the co-creator, producer, and host of the album appreciation podcast Heat Rocks.

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A Cantopop Dream Girl’s First Film Reverie

Hong Kong pop icon Faye Wong made her screen breakthrough in Wong Kar-wai’s Chungking Express, a film that also features her hypnotic cover version of the Cranberries’ hit “Dreams.”

By Oliver Wang