Andrew O’Hagan’s The Secret Life: Three True Stories of the Digital Age Zooms In On the Lost Boys of the Internet

Joe Donovan examines the three essays in Andrew O’Hagan’s "The Secret Life: Three True Stories of the Digital Age."

Inside: What Zadie Smith, Roland Barthes, and Vladimir Nabokov Tell Us About Video Games

Rennie McDougall on 2016 video game "Inside" from Arnt Jensen and Playdead studios, plus Zadie Smith, Roland Barthes, and Vladimir Nabokov.

Radiant Regeneration: Vanessa Angélica Villarreal’s Beast Meridian

Cassandra Cleghorn reviews Vanessa Angélica Villarreal's poetry collection, "Beast Meridian."

Magical Monstrosity and Everyday Oppression Collide in Her Body and Other Parties

Bradley Babendir reviews Carmen Maria Machado's "Her Body and Other Parties."

The Favorite Thing I Read This Week

Judith E. Vida responds to LARB's question, "What's the favorite thing you've read this week?" with an essay on Susan Paretsky.

Will No One Rid Me of This Meddlesome Priest?

Arthur McCaffrey reviews Garry Wills' "Why Priests?"

Optimism is an Illness: On Hisham Bustani’s The Perception of Meaning

Safia Moore reflects on "The Perception of Meaning" by Hirsham Bustani.