Andy Fitch interviews Frances Lee, author of "Insecure Majorities: Congress and the Perpetual Campaign."
A fan of Lawrence Weschler's convergences, Kerry Folan discovers a moments in her own history when life imitated art.
Andrew Leigh discusses how randomized trials, performed by "randomistas," help us understand the world.
Marjorie Perloff weighs in on the Avital Ronell case in response to Jon Wiener's BLARB essay, arguing that the "real victim is the university at large."
Edith Wharton's novel, "Ethan Frome," reflects the author's unsatisfactory marriage and illustrates how people become trapped by reality's obligations.
Suhasini Yeeda reviews "Condoms and Hot Tubs Don't Mix: An Anthology of Awkward Sexcapades."
Los Angeles's Skylight Books is part of LARB's Reckless Reader program, where members get special perks and discounts.
Lori Feathers on two sleep-obsessed heroes, one in Ottessa Moshfegh's "My Year of Rest and Relaxation," and the other in Ivan Goncharov’s "Oblomov."
An excerpt from Roberto Simanowski's "Facebook Society: Losing Ourselves in Sharing Ourselves," translated by Susan H. Gillespie.
As the modern economy rapidly changes and grows, a Universal Basic Income offers a simple solution to poverty in the United States.