October Horoscopes

By Ichrak Dahou This month marks a genuine turning point. A new energy, which is qualitatively different from the energy …

Nell Zink, Member of the Tribe

Mark my words: it is no coincidence that Private Novelist’s publication coincides with the second day of Rosh Hashanah, when we …

Watching Korea Develop Through Sixty Years of Commercials

By Colin Marshall Not long after I moved to Korea, an American expat of decades’ standing described the country to …

Beyoncé Lessons

LARB editors Michelle Chihara and Sarah Mesle went to see Beyoncé’s “Formation” tour’s recent stop at Dodger Stadium.  This is …

Reading Hillbilly Elegy in Beijing

By Jeremiah Jenne The United States and China have more in common than people might think. Both are vast, continental …

Iranian “Fan” Takes Home Top Prize at Farhang Foundation’s Short Film Festival

By Orly Minazad Farhang Foundation’s 8th annual short-film festival took place Saturday night at LACMA’S Bing Theater to a sold …

Reading Plays

By Ian MacAllister-McDonald The first time script I ever read was Bram Stoker’s Dracula, as adapted by Hamilton Deane and …