Hua Hsu

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2011

    Da Capo's Second-Best Music Writing 2011: 112 Of Last Year's Most Notable Music Stories

    The 2011 edition of Da Capo's annual anthology Best Music Writing— which this year was guest edited by The New Yorker classical writer and The Rest Is Noise author Alex Ross; Daphne Carr has been the series editor since 2006—contains 32 essays and is augmented by a a jumbo-sized "Other N ... More >>

  • Books

    September 8, 2010

    The Problem With Tao Lin

    We read Richard Yates and thought about it and it kind of 'bums' us out

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2010

    Listen to DJ Premier's Radio Tribute to His Fallen Gang Starr Partner Guru

    ​Though Mister Cee stepped up right away, it was always going to be Premier--who, after all, made all this music with Guru in the first place--who got the last word. You will not be surprised to hear how hurt and angry Premier is: from the opening loop of "Betrayal" to his harrowing account of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2009

    The Atlantic Introduces Eminem to Obama

    It's oddly timed (is this piece really pegged to Eminem's release date?), but The Atlantic is currently hosting a roundtable discussion on hip-hop in the age of Obama, a topic we once wrote a few thousand words about (more than once, actually), and remain sort of obsessed with. The panelists: Hua Hs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2009

    Diddy's "White Parties" in the Hamptons Finally Explained

    Hua Hsu grabs the cover of the Jan/Feb Atlantic Monthly to explain what Sean Combs and Jay Gatsby have in common, the post-racial world that even Nelly knows he lives in, Stuff White People Like, The (White) Rapper Show, WASP style, and the other stubborn trappings of "The End of White America." Fo ... More >>

  • Unknown

    January 15, 2008

    Why We Love Justice (and Shouldn't)

    The perils of hyping dance music you can't really dance to

  • NYC Life

    January 10, 2006

    After the Snow

    The mirror crack'd: Last year, a drug and its discontents seeped into books and hip-hop

  • Music

    July 5, 2005

    Look Back in Anger

    In 1997, Britpop was going to eclipse the Beatles, and the P.M. was king. What happened?

  • News

    October 19, 2004

    Vote or Lie

    Americans love to vote—for pop singers, soft drinks, or World Series predictions

  • Home

    February 3, 2004

    Pebbles at the Palace

    Volunteer Now in Civilization's Battle Against George the Boy King

  • News

    January 20, 2004
  • Specials

    May 13, 2003
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    April 29, 2003
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    April 22, 2003
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    February 11, 2003
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    January 28, 2003
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    February 13, 2001

    Top 10 Plus

    City Kids and Voodoo Stank You Can’t Leave Behind