Consolations of History: A Q&A with Yan Geling

By Alec Ash Yan Geling is a Chinese novelist, born in Shanghai, who lives in Berlin and travels frequently to …

Watching Korean Literature Go International at the Seoul Book and Culture Club

By Colin Marshall I intend, in the fullness of time, to give Korean literature at least its fair share of …

The Virgin of the American Dream

Reporter and writer Sam Quinones is documenting murals of the Virgin of Guadalupe on walls of Los Angeles. He’s trying to …

Korean Punk and Indie Rock in a K-Pop World

By Colin Marshall After years of solo study, I first started taking Korean language classes at Los Angeles’ Korean Cultural …

When Old Blue Eyes Was Red: The Poignant Story of Frank Sinatra’s Politics

By Jon Wiener I remember Sinatra who didn’t pal around with rich Republicans. During the early 1950s, at my Sunday school …

12 Things That Are Banned on the Chinese Internet

This is the fourth in a series of “Provocations,” a LARB series produced in conjunction with “What Cannot Be Said: Freedom …

THE LARB END-OF-YEAR EDITOR INTERVIEWS: David Higgins

Editor’s Note: This is the fifth interview of several we’ll be publishing this month, all with our section editors. Like …