The Reader is the online archive of Jeff’s writings on culture, politics, music, and more. It includes excerpts and outtakes from Can’t Stop Won’t Stop and interviews with Jeff. Articles are being added regularly, so come back often.
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November 5, 2008
Loric Frye. Photo By Paradise Gray (c) 2008
On election day 2000, a new generation battled a legacy of voting irregularities and cynicism to make itself known. Here is the story of one of those young voters, Loric Frye.
Throughout the north side of Pittsburgh, one of the city’s three major Black districts, they lined up before dawn, hundreds deep in the 47-degree weather as if they were waiting for history to be made. Even after the polling places opened into an instant crawl, they kept coming.
And they kept coming all day. Read more
Can't Stop Won't Stop Extras
- A Can’t Stop Won’t Stop Q+A By Oliver Wang
An exclusive interview about the book from 2004
- A Tribute To Richie Perez
The story of one of the Bronx greats–a Young Lord and a mentor to many.
- Interviews With The Author
Four years of print, radio, and video interviews with Jeff Chang. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll order Chinese.
- Making A Name :: Book Excerpt
It has become myth, a creation myth, this West Bronx party at the end of the summer in 1973…
- Writing The Book, Part 1
From 2003, the first blog post on writing “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop”. Can it be that it was all so simple then?
- Writing The Book, Part 3 or 2.5
Another blog post on writing “Can’t Stop Won’t Stop” from the eve of release. Bonus angst: that vexing “Asian American question”.
The Reader Archive
- Welcome To The Reader
We’re working out the kinks in this as we both add more content and tweak the landing page. Please stay tuned.
Most Popular Topics
- 2008 Elections
Links to Jeff’s coverage of the 2008 elections for Vibe
- Hip-Hop Activism
Links to some of Jeff’s articles on hip-hop activism
- Music Writing
Links to some of Jeff’s stuff on music writing. Note: We’re currently trying to properly organize this section and upload lots more.
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