• Partisan Conflict Separate from the Policy: Talking to Frances Lee

    Andy Fitch interviews Frances Lee, author of "Insecure Majorities: Congress and the Perpetual Campaign."

    On Lawrence Weschler’s Convergences: When Life Imitates Art

    A fan of Lawrence Weschler's convergences, Kerry Folan discovers a moments in her own history when life imitated art.

    From Free Shoes to Shoulder Surgery: How Randomistas are Changing Our World

    Andrew Leigh discusses how randomized trials, performed by "randomistas," help us understand the world.

    What the Avital Ronell Affair Says about The State of the Profession

    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."

    Smash-up: Edith Wharton’s Ethan Frome

    Edith Wharton's novel, "Ethan Frome," reflects the author's unsatisfactory marriage and illustrates how people become trapped by reality's obligations.

    Funny, Messy, Real: On Condoms and Hot Tubs Don’t Mix

    Suhasini Yeeda reviews "Condoms and Hot Tubs Don't Mix: An Anthology of Awkward Sexcapades."

    Skylight Books in Los Angeles

    Los Angeles's Skylight Books is part of LARB's Reckless Reader program, where members get special perks and discounts.

    Slumber as Self-Preservation: Oblomov and My Year of Rest and Relaxation

    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."

    Facebook Society. Does it Matter?

    An excerpt from Roberto Simanowski's "Facebook Society: Losing Ourselves in Sharing Ourselves," translated by Susan H. Gillespie.

    No Strings Attached: An Argument for Universal Basic Income

    As the modern economy rapidly changes and grows, a Universal Basic Income offers a simple solution to poverty in the United States.