On the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Ferguson

Today’s post was originally published last week by LARB Channel Avidly.  By M.J. Dinius Last night on Facebook, my friend explicitly …

Editing William T. Vollmann

Photo: William T. Vollmann By LARB AV Author Tom Bissell is a longtime admirer and friend to William T. Vollmann. …

Finding One’s Own Way Through the Woods: A Q & A with Short Story Writer Jack Livings

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom One of the best works of fiction I’ve read in recent months is The Dog: Stories by …

All You Need is Love: Paulo Coelho’s New Novel, Adultery

By Joseph Peschel Brazilian writer Paulo Coelho is one of the most popular writers in the world. His best known …

How to Be a Male God: Beijing’s Pick Up Artist Scene

By Alec Ash Xia’er, a 22-year-old music graduate from Hunan Province, is short, with a boyish complexion and no steady …

California and The Invisible Bridge

Today’s post, a review of Rick Perlstein’s The Invisible Bridge, was originally published by LARB Channel Boom. By Thad Kousser When the …

Love, or Nearest Offer: A Vignette From Beijing’s Marriage Market

Photo: Mr. Sun browsing the marriage market. By Alec Ash Mr. Sun is 67, with a helmet-shaped mop of silver …