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How Anthony Bourdain Revealed Korea — and Los Angeles’s Koreatown

Colin Marshall reflects on Anthony Bourdain's visits to Korea and Koreatown on "No Reservations" and "Parts Unknown."

Real Toads at the International Cryptozoology Museum

Jacquelyn Ardam visits the International Cryptozoology Museum in Portland, Maine.

Surviving the Emerging Dark Age: Towards a New Counterculture

Jonathan Kirshner on the emerging dark age, and how a move towards a new counterculture can save civilization.

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Getting Schooled: Bluto vs. Tracy Flick

On Friday, January 6th, eight weeks after our disastrous national election, Congress will meet for the official tally of electoral …

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By Zack Hatfield A little over a year ago, when entrepreneur and reality television tycoon Kim Kardashian debuted the first …

The Explorer’s History of Korean Fiction in Translation: Literature as Japanese Colonialism Fell

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

Senator Feinstein and Judge Koh

By Carl Tobias On December 10, the Senate recessed without conducting a final vote on United States District Judge Lucy …

Word of the Year: Surreal

By Jonathan P. Eburne Each year, the editors of Merriam-Webster’s Dictionary select a “word of the year” based on the …

Religion and Materialism at the K-Spa

Natura Spa is a Jimjilbang hidden in the basement of a decadent old marble-walled department store on the corner of …