Alec Baldwin, James Baldwin, and Apocalyptic Exceptionalism

Ratings for Saturday Night Live steadily declined for four consecutive seasons, starting in 2011, as Lorne Michaels struggled uncharacteristically to …

How Does This Story End?

By Hannah Deitch “The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people …

Being an Immigrant is Hard Enough. Can’t We Just Be Compassionate?

By Ani Kokobobo I arrived at JFK almost 20 years ago from Albania, a Muslim-majority country then torn apart by political …

Trump Revisits Vichy’s Rafles

Across the country, people woke to the alarming news: police were breaking families apart, assigning fathers and mothers, sons and …

LARB Board Member Reza Aslan’s Open Video Message to Paul Ryan

By Reza Aslan Iranian-American scholar and author and LARB board member Reza Aslan has strong words for Paul Ryan on …

Man O’ War — Trump Fights Himself

By Jill Frank  Stasis, the Ancient Greek word for “standstill,” refers to a condition in which opposing forces cancel each …

Malia’s Tears

By Arielle Zibrak Donald Trump has been the president of the United States for just over a week. Though that …