Marking Time in China and the West — A New Year’s Post

“A spectre is haunting the world: 1914.”  So writes Harold James, a professor of history [who is] certainly right that …

Message From Ukraine

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By Yuri Andrukhovych  Dear Friends, These days I receive from you lots of inquiries requesting to describe the current situation in …

Journal of the Plague Season

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ALTHOUGH THIS MAY seem counterintuitive, science fiction is often one of the most realistic of genres. It may set its …

India in China

By Tong Lam The relative absence of India in Chinese public discourse is an interesting curiosity. Indeed, while there has …

The McConnaissance: An Alternate Reading

Dear Television, IN EPISODE TWO of HBO’s stunning new series True Detective, the laconic Rust Cohle, played by Matthew McConaughey, …

The Future, As Seen on TV

In 1982, cultural critic Fredric Jameson published “Progress verses Utopia: or, Can We Imagine the Future” which argued against the …

The LARB Fiction Issue is Here!

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The Los Angeles Review of Books presents a collection of original fiction from some of the most exciting contemporary authors …