Reading Jeter’s Joy

Today’s post is from LARB Channel Avidly. By Pete Coviello I am not a sports fan. It’s true, I watch a …

The Odysseys of Homer

Photo: Monica Neuwens This essay was commissioned for The L.A. Odyssey Project, a month-long, city-wide exploration of Homer’s epic poem …

Stop Hunting Ishi

Photo: Portrait of Ishi by E.H. Kemp, July 1912. Courtesy of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology and the Regents …

The Generalissimo’s Ghost

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom “In Taiwan, Teens Protest Statues Honoring Former Ruler Chiang Kai-shek,” Los Angeles Times headline, August 11, 2014 Like other …

Introduction to Young Adult Week, From YA Editor Cecil Castellucci

Photo: Cecil Castellucci, our Young Adult Fiction Editor.  School’s started. In just a few hours (10:29 p.m. EDT) it will …

Association of Farmworker Opportunity Programs Art and Essay Contest Winners

Photo: J. Soto-Gonzalez, first prize art contest winner ages 14–18 Let us congratulate Lizeth and Zulema for the impossible trek …

Right to Raft

Photo: Nadine Cordial By Elizabeth Lauren Winkler There’s a quality to youthful American summers that sets those childhoods apart. I’ve …