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Rent Control Keeps Prices Down for Everyone. Why? Because the Housing Market Is Driven Primarily by Speculative Forces, Not Supply and Demand

Julian Smith-Newman makes the case for rent control as a solution to California's housing affordability crisis.

A Youthful Instinct to Stay and Fight: An Interview with Tim Winton

Robert Wood interviews Tim Winton about his latest novel, "The Shepherd’s Hut."

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Eerie Changes in Emotional Timbre: Adam Morris on Translating João Gilberto Noll

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The Real #GetOutChallenge

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Gunshots, a Writing Coach, and Bureaucrats

By Donna Myrow My determination to reach the most at-risk youth led me to Jefferson High School in the mid …

An Evening With Granta’s Best Young American Novelists

Dearest supporters, readers, and friends: The Los Angeles Review of Books and Granta invite you to cocktails and conversation with a selection of …

Asking for a Friend: Getting Over Not Getting Along

Dear Olive, I don’t like my best friend’s boyfriend. He’s not evil, but we just don’t click. I find his …

The Sum of the Parts: Virginia Woolf’s Mrs. Dalloway and the Short Story in Novel Writing

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The Trial of the Gang of Four — As History and Current Events

By Liz Carter Forced confessions, show trials, and crises of legitimacy. These are topics covered in Alexander C. Cook’s important …