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Obsession and Tragedy in Michelle McNamara’s I’ll Be Gone in the Dark

Sara Century reviews "I'll Be Gone in the Dark" by Michelle McNamara.

Morrissey is a Children’s Singer

Jason Morphew describes his four-year-old daughter's abiding love for Morrissey.

On Arrival, Circular Storytelling, and Not Arriving Anywhere

Amanda Feinman reviews "Arrival" and discusses the narrative and philosophical implications of circular storytelling.

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My First Afropunk Festival

Imogen Teasley-Vlautin keeps her third eye open at the Afropunk Festival 2016.

A Society of Screens: the Korea, and the World, Envisioned by Nam June Paik

 By Colin Marshall Video monitors started appearing on Seoul’s subway trains long before I arrived here. More video monitors — …

“Welcome to the New Depression”: A New Song by Darryl Holter

During the Great Depression in the 1930s the Carter Family had a hit with “No Depression in Heaven.”  It proclaimed …

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, …