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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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The Walkout: Mitski and Alienation

Geoff Nelson discusses Bertolt Brecht's theory of alienation and the music videos of Mitski.

Against Fandom

Nathan Kalman-Lamb on the problems of sports fandom, and the political economy of high-performance sport.

The Horrifying Joy of Roque Larraquy’s Comemadre

Nathan Scott McNamara reviews Roque Larraquy’s "absurd and straight-faced and frighteningly self-assured" novel "Comemadre."

Writing America: How the U.S. Was Recorded into Reality

Practically every week this year, a new book emerges that diagnoses the state of the nation, identifying alarming symptoms and, …

Could Seoul Be the Next Great Cyberpunk City?

Colin Marshall looks back at the great cyberpunk novels and movies and posits that Seoul might be the next site of cyberpunk.

Program Overload: Against the TV Reboot

Rebecca Linde writes against the nostalgia-driven impulse toward television reboots.

If Political Rivals Treat Each Other Like Enemies: Talking to Daniel Ziblatt

Andy Fitch interviews Daniel Ziblatt, co-author of "How Democracies Die" with Steven Levitsky.