Pornography and the Persistence of the Forbidden

By Manash Firaq Bhattacharjee Pornography is a modern, technological form of sexual voyeurism. The phenomenon of voyeurism itself dates back …

Orphan Black Season Five, “The Few Who Dare”: Penetration, Selection, Sacrifice, Monsters

By Everett Hamner As promised in my earlier LARB article, this is the first in a series of episode-by-episode reflections …

The Leftovers Series Finale Shows That Maybe the “Big Questions” Don’t Need Answers

As Jonah Ryan prepares to convert to Judaism on Season 6 Episode 7 of HBO’s Veep, the gawky blusterer is …

Becoming Ms. Burton – Becoming Me

By Vivian D. Nixon “I told the judge I needed help. A police officer had run over my five-year-old son …

Don’t Expect Liberalism to Come to the Defense of Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor

If you haven’t read From #BlackLivesMatter to Black Liberation by Keeanga-Yamahtta Taylor, you should. It has already found its place …

The Secret History of the 2017 NBA Finals

There is a secret history of NBA basketball lurking so obviously in the corners of whatever brightly lit, overcrowded, and …

Living and Dying with Trump’s Sovereignty; Or, On Withdrawal from Climate Change

By Brian Connolly In “explaining” his decision to withdraw the United States from the Paris Climate Agreement, Donald Trump mentioned …