Reading in the Dark: My Winter with T. C. Boyle

By Michelle Brafman I devoured T.C. Boyle’s novels and stories after the PEN/Faulkner Foundation asked me to moderate an event …

Beneath the “Patriarchy-Animality-Metaphysics” Complex

This piece was originally published by LARB Channel Philosoplant.  Essay and photograph by Michael Marder Philosophy flourished in Ancient Greece on the basis of …

“FEW SOCIAL PRACTICES now seem more antiquated than the formal duel by swords or pistols. The so-called ‘judicial duel’ became …

The LARB Questionnaire Interviews Avidly

This week, LARB’s channel Avidly celebrates its third birthday.  In honor of the occasion, Avidly editors Sarah Blackwood and Sarah …

Are You a Dark Horse?

By Austin Dean On the first Saturday of June over nine million Chinese teenagers (and their parents) had something in …

The Killing Time

Our friend Ann Louise Bardach interviewed Christopher Lee for Los Angeles’s WET magazine in 1981. We post it with her …

John Brown’s Body Crosses the Pacific

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom On the last two days in April, I got a pair of emails. Each asked me to …