Hua Hsu

Hua Hsu teaches in the English department at Vassar College. He is completing his first book, A Floating Chinaman, about H.T. Tsiang, his imagined rival Pearl Buck, and the often contentious community of Americans writing about China in the 1930s and '40s.

Books
April 5 2013 11:30 AMThanks but No Thanks but ThanksH.T. Tsiang’s self-published “American epic” The Hanging on Union Square is back and just as wonderfully bizarre as ever.
Books
Aug. 4 2012 12:04 AMWhat We Listen to When We ListenJonathan Sterne’s history of the MP3.
Books
June 1 2012 11:40 PMClotted CreamChristopher Hayes on America’s distrust of elites and the fall of the meritocracy.
Music Box
June 23 2008 11:02 AM****** **Why do bands give themselves unprintable names?
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July 12 2007 2:45 PM"All My Friends"The melancholy greatness of the LCD Soundsystem hit.
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March 27 2007 3:30 PMDevin the DudeThe joys of rapping for a living.
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Aug. 25 2006 12:42 PMA Band ApartOutKast's multimedia swan song.
Mixing Desk
July 11 2006 6:19 AMDear SummerSeasonal tracks from Beyoncé, Comets on Fire, Ray Cash, and others.
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May 5 2006 6:18 AMBetter Than ProzacListening to New Order.
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Dec. 6 2005 12:53 PMNotes on "Humps"A song so awful it hurts the mind.
Mixing Desk
Sept. 23 2005 6:15 AMMichael Jackson to the Rescue!Pop music responds to the hurricane.
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Sept. 8 2005 3:04 PMHip-Hop's HamletThe fascinating contradictions of Kanye West.
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June 28 2005 7:16 AMSummer SoundsEssential songs for tanning, driving, and dancing.
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May 20 2005 10:37 AMOne-Man (and -Woman) BandsThe joys of flying solo.
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March 17 2005 12:30 PMGrizzled VeteransNew albums by aging indie rockers.
Books
Nov. 30 2012 11:04 PM“Interesting” TimesSianne Ngai on the go-to descriptor of the modern age.
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July 17 2012 7:30 AMOcean’s KingdomFrank Ocean reimagines R&B on his brilliant debut album.
Culturebox
July 27 2011 7:25 AMMy Infamous LifeThe audiobook of Prodigy's memoir might be the best rap album of the year.
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Sept. 18 2007 2:15 PMElectronica: The SequelHas the music of the future finally arrived?
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July 6 2007 7:28 AMWhere's the Beef?It's on YouTube. Why that's a problem for hip-hop.
Dispatches
Nov. 6 2006 2:17 PMSeeing RedGrass-roots democracy in Taiwan.
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July 19 2006 6:56 AMAlas, Poor YorkeA revealing solo album from Radiohead's lead singer.
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June 23 2006 4:15 PMNostalgic for NothingThe unstoppable Sonic Youth.
Dvd extras
March 30 2006 4:34 PMWayne Wang Is MissingThe vanished promise of his early films.
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Oct. 21 2005 6:24 AMIn the American GrainNeil Young's legendary inconsistencies.
Mixing Desk
Sept. 16 2005 7:22 AMMooooooooog!A tribute to the eccentric synthesizer.
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July 20 2005 12:28 PMThe Insanity PleaR. Kelly's amazing comeback.
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June 14 2005 10:34 AMMelancholy Arena RockWhy is Coldplay still depressed?
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April 14 2005 7:42 AMThe Joys of InfluenceRecent songs that showcase masters and apprentices.
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Dec. 2 2004 5:31 PMJudging Songs by Their CoversBritney Spears does "My Prerogative," organists tackle the Beastie Boys, and other recent standouts.

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