China’s Forgotten World War I

Photo: The dedication of the WWI memorial in Shanghai, in 1924. By Maura Elizabeth Cunningham World War I has always …

Boom and Bust and What Comes Next

Photo: Howard Street and First Street by Leo vanMunching. Today’s post was originally published on LARB Channel Boom, and is available on …

7 Most Truthy NYT Columnists

Today’s post was originally published on Avidly, one of our LARB Channels.  By Jedediah Purdy AVIDLY’S NORTH CAROLINA CORRESPONDENT, JEDEDIAH PURDY, …

The Opium War Comes to America (the Book, That is): A Q & A With Julia Lovell

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom This week’s China Blog interview is with Julia Lovell, a British specialist in Chinese studies who teaches …

Psmith’s Art of Cool: War and Zen in P.G. Wodehouse

Photo: Cover of the Bietti edition of Leave it to Psmith (1936) – Image via Wikimedia Commons Today’s post was originally published by Marginalia, …

Left Bank Books: A Literary Landmark Celebrates 45 Years in St. Louis

Photo: Left Bank Books co-owner Kris Kleindienst stands in the bookstore’s doorway, then and now.  By Meg Cook Last weekend, …

Literary Junkies

Photo: Elizabeth Weinberg, part of “All Summer in a Day” series. By Amy Spies Readers, you may relate to my …