Orphan Black Season Five, “Beneath Her Heart”: Love-Hating Suburbia

By Everett Hamner This is the third in a series of episode-by-episode reflections on Orphan Black season 5 (preview; episode 1; …

Barret Baumgart: Navigating Climate Change with a Map of Dead Ends

By Landon Bates I first met Barret Baumgart in 2007, when we were both undergraduates at U.C. Berkeley. Years later, …

Trump the Merovingian

By Sara Lipton President Trump’s recently completed overseas tour has left pundits struggling to explain his surprising affinity for the …

The “New” Muslim Woman: A Fashionista and a Suspect

By Shenila Khoja-Moolji From the notorious Pepsi commercial and H&M’s video promoting their recycling project, to the cover of Vogue …

The Star Wars Prequels are the Most Politically Relevant Thing in the Trump Era

In December 2015, with primary season about to begin, all eyes were on Donald Trump’s rise. That same month, Star …

Could Hong Kong become Tibet 2.0?

By Louisa Lim Editor’s Note: This is the first in a series of short LARB China Blog pieces by Louisa …

The Pleasures of the Glimpse: On Dirk Braeckman at the Venice Biennale

Inside the Belgian pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale, it is the vast whiteness of the space that strikes you …