Category Archives: LARB Channels

LARB Channels Ice Bucket Challenge

On the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and Ferguson

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Today’s post was originally published last week by LARB Channel Avidly.  By M.J. Dinius Last night on Facebook, my friend explicitly linked the two stories dominating my social media feed: The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and the events in Ferguson, Missouri.  My friend asked,  “How many buckets of ice would I have to pour over my […]


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California and The Invisible Bridge

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Today’s post, a review of Rick Perlstein’s The Invisible Bridge, was originally published by LARB Channel Boom. By Thad Kousser When the immigrant refugees were first transported, in huddled mass after huddled mass, into federal facilities spread across the country, local reactions were visceral and virulent. Residents signed petitions to let them know they weren’t welcome, talk […]


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Where I’m Calling From: Philip Seymour Hoffman, 1967-2014

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Today on the blog we revisit a piece from LARB Channel Avidly on the passing of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, in light of his latest and last starring movie role in A Most Wanted Man. By Philip Maciak Philip Seymour Hoffman was great on the telephone. If you start to think about it, it’s going to be hard […]


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Bastille Day in Beverly Hills: The Revolution, Televised

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Photo: Ernest and Celestine, New Video Group, 2014 Today’s post was originally published by LARB Channel Marginalia.  By Ted Scheinman We were both light in the head from a five-mile hike that had verged on a vision quest — too many miles with too little water under a cloudless sky at Calabasas Peak. It therefore took me […]


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Boom and Bust and What Comes Next

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Photo: Howard Street and First Street by Leo vanMunching. Today’s post was originally published on LARB Channel Boom, and is available on their site or from their Summer 2014 issue.  “Boom and bust is our lot and we must follow the ancient advice. . .that Joseph gave to the Pharaoh: Put away your surplus during the years […]


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7 Most Truthy NYT Columnists

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Today’s post was originally published on Avidly, one of our LARB Channels.  By Jedediah Purdy AVIDLY’S NORTH CAROLINA CORRESPONDENT, JEDEDIAH PURDY, DISCOVERED THE MAGIC OF FACEBOOK HEADLINE EDITING. TRUTHINESS ENSUED.


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Psmith’s Art of Cool: War and Zen in P.G. Wodehouse

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Photo: Cover of the Bietti edition of Leave it to Psmith (1936) – Image via Wikimedia Commons Today’s post was originally published by Marginalia, one of our LARB Channels.  By Ted Scheinman Pelham Grenville Wodehouse committed his first act of civil disobedience in the nave at Saint Nicholas’ Church, Guildford within six months of being born. The author’s account […]


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Coffee Table Talk with Sebastian Brock

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The Marginalia Review of Books, a LARB Channel, does great interviews over on their main site – this one was originally posted last week, but deserves a listen.  MRB editor-in-chief Timothy Michael Law talks to Sebastian Brock in Oxford. Formerly Reader in Syriac Studies in the Oriental Institute in Oxford and currently Professorial Fellow at Wolfson College, […]


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On Watching the Wire Again

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Originally published on LARB Channel Avidly, Claire Jarvis recounts her experience of watching The Wire again.  By Claire Jarvis It’s deep in July, and there’s nothing on television; the season of rewatching is upon us. My partner and I have decided on The Wire. The first two times I watched The Wire, I was living in the Baltimore it […]


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We Out Here

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Photo: SRO fire escape. SoMa, SF, 2010.  Today’s post is a photo essay on San Francisco by Rian Dundon, originally published by LARB Channel Boom. By Rian Dundon Editor’s note: We asked photographer Rian Dundon to put a face on the displacement that is roiling San Francisco. His photo essay focuses on the city, but also […]