The Man Who Stayed Behind—At Chinese Central Television

By Austin Dean Chinese Central Television (CCTV) likely provides more news to more people than any other media organization on …

Chevalier’s Books

LARB’s Naked Bookseller Program is a collaboration with independent bookstores to help tell their stories and broaden their visibility across …

Two Views of a Beijing Hutong

By Christina Larson “Two dogs?” A girl came up behind me wearing the bright blue and red track-suit school uniform …

Letter From The Offing

Hello, Friends of LARB, I’m writing you from Minneapolis, where I am attending the Association of Writers & Writing Programs’ annual …

COUGAR TOWN: OF P22, MAGGIE THE CAT, AND ROOM AT THE INN

Image: National Geographic photographer Steve Winter By Deanne Stillman An animal whose name, whose type I should say, is used …

Into the Shanghai Trenches: A Psychogeography of Sin in Old Shanghai

By Paul French Shanghai’s sin districts that catered to foreigners were many and varied. They appeared moments after the city …

Letter From the Chairman

Wouldn’t it be of great interest and value if we could watch filmed interviews with our favorite authors from previous eras? …