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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.

What Killmonger Can Teach America About Heroism

Eden Robins on Erik Killmonger, American villainy, and family separation.

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Clunky Beauty — Allison Miller at The Pit

By Daniel Gerwin Allison Miller does funny things with drips. In “Jaw,” one of seven paintings in her current solo …

Blackstars: Life After Death in the Music of 2016

By Derek McCormack 2016 was full of unpredictable trends and occurrences, and the music released this year was no different. …

From Diamond Village to Wukan: An Interview with the China Media Project’s David Bandurski

By Jeffrey Wasserstrom In last week’s post, three regular contributors to the China Blog gave suggestions for books dealing with …

Subaltern Dreams, Subaltern Realities

The following are excerpts from essays written by graduate students in the History program at California State University, Los Angeles in …

Ironworkers Local 416

By Kelly Candaele This short pro-union film is by Kelly Candaele, who has written frequently for LARB and is a journalist and …

Plastic Surgery, Pressure to Succeed, and Presidential Turmoil: Selections from the LARB Korea Blog’s First Year

By Colin Marshall I started writing the Los Angeles Review of Books Korea Blog on December 4th of last year, …

Sam McPheeters Isn’t Scared of the Future

Sometimes you have to wait for the weight of a novel to hit you. Other times, you read a novel set …