The Pessimistic and Optimistic Case for the Future of Innovation in China

By Austin Dean It is always interesting when two books released at nearly the same time — written by two …

Making Their Way in The World Today

Today’s post was originally published by LARB Channel Avidly.  By Sarah Blackwood “City’s hard,” my three-year-old son occasionally remarks. He offers those words …

Reading Security

Image: Julianna Brion By Randon Billings Noble I’ve been reading a lot these days – novels, essays, and online articles …

Free Speech and Its Enemies in Greater China

Image: ​“Let’s show Hong Kongers what it means to kneel for your country!” Soon after Wang Liming (a.k.a. Rebel Pepper) …

The One That Got Away: On Inherent Vice

Today’s post was originally published by LARB Channel Avidly.  By Evan Kindley “Doc stroked his chin and gazed off into …

LARB’s Top 25 Most Read Articles of 2014

1. Young Adult Cancer Story by Briallen Hopper, July 16th, 2014 Author John Green called it his “favorite essay on The Fault in …

This Week’s Triptych Artist: Maya Hayuk

With their symmetrical compositions, intricate patterns, and lush colors, Maya Hayuk’s paintings and massively scaled murals recall views of outer …