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There’s Only One Tonya: Debating Sufjan Stevens’s Two Renditions of “Tonya Harding”

Chris Stedman and Nathan Goldman debate the relative merits of the two versions of Sufjan Stevens’s recently released “Tonya Harding."

Astro Poets at the Library

Nora Battelle brings her URL life to IRL with the Astro Poets at the New York Public Library.

Why Are There So Many Cute Cats on the Internet? The World is Driven by a Cute-Excellence Syndrome

Thorsten Botz-Bornstein considers why there are so many cute cats on the internet, and how "cute-excellence syndrome" drives our culture.

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Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska

The newest addition to LARB's Reckless Reader program is Fireside Books in Palmer, Alaska.

A Crack in Everything: Leonard Cohen at the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal

Chloe Lizotte walks us through the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal’s exhibition Leonard Cohen: A Crack in Everything.

How Korea’s Version of TED Talks Aims to Heal Korean Society

Korea's version of Ted Talks is called "Sebashi," and its most popular talks are all about helping Koreans find a better way to live.

The Danger of Limiting Literature: On Books in Prison

New York state has announced the launch of a pilot program that will severely restrict access to books in prisons.

Mississippi Beautiful: The Unveiling of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum

Françoise N. Hamlin attends the unveiling of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, on the state's 200th birthday.

Whatever Happened to Justice for All?

Klaus Mladek reflects on becoming a U.S. citizen and the meaning of justice.