Translating Poetry: An Essay from Marginalia

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California Soul: Boom Interviews Richard Rodriguez

(With today’s post from Boom, the LARB Blog continues featuring content from its new Channels Project. The LARB Channels — which include …

Isla Vista: Two Essays From Avidly

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A Tale of Two First Books: A Conversation with NPR’s Louisa Lim and The New Yorker’s Evan Osnos

In 2008, I wrote in the Guardian that there had recently been a “notable acceleration” in the frequency with which “illuminating …

Xi Jinping’s Peculiar Packaging of the May 4th Spirit

By Rebecka Eriksson Early this month, Chinese top leader Xi Jinping made a high profile visit to China’s most prestigious …

A Trip Back to Beijing — Courtesy of Xu Zechen and Eric Abrahamsen

By Megan Shank Step out of the Beijing airport, and taste the tang in the air. For the remainder of …

Out Of Body: Freedom, Chaos, and Puppetry in A Midsummer Night’s Dream

By Emily Hunt My first experience with A Midsummer Night’s Dream was watching Michael Hoffman’s 1999 film production. I’m sure …