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Los Angeles Review of Books
Weird Ecology: On The Southern Reach Trilogy
The House, The Story
The Longing of the Collector
A Truthy Critique of American Higher Ed
White People Problems: A Critical Response to William Deresiewicz’s “Excellent Sheep”
The Curse of Byron
Guilty as Charged
The Wisdom of the Pig-Keeper
This Endanger'd Isle
Empire, Empathy, and Identity
“Sincerely Most Sincerely”
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Gilding the Small Screen: or, “Is it just me or did TV get good all of a sudden?”
The Ephemeral Real, Part IV
Worth the Trip
Parents, Teenagers, and the Books in Between
Afghanistan at the Brink Again: A Long-Term Solution to a Growing Crisis
Long Burn the Fire: On Political Order and Political Decay
Why Am I Brown? South Asian Fiction and Pandering to Western Audiences
Why We Need Anita Hill
Outlander: Season 1
George Orwell Weighs In on Scottish Independence
Network’s Darling: On "The Good Wife"
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PODCAST #69: Jonathan Lethem
Interview with Lan Cao, author of "The Lotus and the Storm"
On Culpability and Carrying the Gun: An Interview with Brian Turner
This Shirt Won't Change Your Life: An Interview with Sheila Heti
PODCAST #68: Sean Wilsey
Where We Are for the Time Being with Ruth Ozeki
[VIDEO] Interview with Cartoonist Ben Katchor
A Daughter’s Corrido: Maria Venegas Talks "Bulletproof Vest"
PODCAST #67: Edan Lepucki
The Condition of Possibility
An Almost Unheard Low Note
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Matthew Brandon Wolfson
Matthew Wolfson is a writer living in New York. He holds a BA from Pomona College and an MPhil in political thought and intellectual history from the University of Cambridge.
Matthew Brandon Wolfson's Articles on LARB
Are American Politics Redeemable? Robert Gates, Hillary Clinton and Two Memoirs of Washington, DC
Tears, Fires and Evasions: The Sentimental Repackaging of George W. Bush
Aliens in the Homeland
Staring Clear-Eyed at the Culture: Joan Didion and the Postwar Deluge
What We’ve Lost and Gained: Aaron Sorkin’s Complex Nostalgia
The Last Company Town
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