Top Posts

Time Stands Still at the Super Bowl: Trump, Rules, and the Banality of American Liberalism

Leigh Claire La Berge on the Super Bowl LII and the fetishization of rules.

The Campus Antifascist Network is Winning the Fight Against Fascism at Universities

Founders of the Campus Antifascist Network argues that fascism is not free speech, and that fascists should not be given a platform on University campuses.

Recent Posts

Dear Mr. Trump: An Open Letter from Jabeen Akhtar

By Jabeen Akhtar Dear Mr. Trump, Don’t laugh, but we have much in common. You may be wondering what, since I’m …

Finding a Common Thread: A History of Chinese Language

Anne Henochowicz* Sitting in the hushed, stained-glass light of my university’s architecture library, I made stacks of flashcards. I reverently …

What Shaped Korean Translated Literature?  

By Charles Montgomery The LARB Korea Blog is currently featuring selections from The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation, …

How Long Do You Intend to Stay? Via New Haven-Dieppe and John Berger

By John Shannon In 1939 Henry Miller published a humorous autobiographical sketch in the forgotten pacifist journal Phoenix (Vol. 2, …

Shifting Towards Clinton: A Voter’s Evolution

By Da Chen During my recent visit to China, I was astounded by the media’s obsession with Donald Trump, the …

The Union Libel: On the Argument Against Collective Bargaining in Higher Ed

By Emmett Rensin The National Labor Relations Board has reversed itself for the second time in this century: graduate student …

Nuts! The Bursting of the Chinese Walnut Bubble

By Austin Dean Walk down the street in Beijing and you’ll encounter a certain type of character: buzz cut, paunchy …