In part two of LARB in SF, we feature Laurie Winer and Tom Lutz’s dialogues with one of America’s most celebrated authors, Ha Jin, as well as the only path breaking professor of ethnic studies who is also a legendary bandleader, Dr. Loco (aka Jose Cuellar). Ha Jin reflects on literature, cross-cultural insight, and the very real threat of Donald Trump to democracy. Dr Loco reveals the joyous traditions of, and multicultural influences on, Chicano music; and tells tales of his former bandmate, a young Tom Lutz. Also, both Laurie and Tom express their appreciation of Lena Dunham’s memoir “Not That Kind of Girl.” The show closes with a reading of Thomas Lux’s “A Little Tooth.”