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Los Angeles Review of Books
Of Good Horses and Bad Science
The Roughneck’s Lament
The Apotheosis of Envy
The Hilarity of Evil
The Genetics of Genre, the Genre of Genetics
I Am Revolted from the Inside
The Fight for America’s Classrooms
Living the Life of Allegory
Music and Lyric: On Poe’s Poetry
Fear and Loathing in Freetown
Lovely Bones: The Contested Invention of the Unknown Soldier
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The Real Mr. Difficult, or Why Cthulhu Threatens to Destroy the Canon, Self-Interested Literary Essayists, and the Universe Itself. Finally.
We Need To Talk About Tyrion: How HBO Failed George R. R. Martin’s Iconic Character
Echo of Thunder: Earthquakes Swarm and Another Wild Horse Herd Is Disappeared
The Gospel of Paul
“I Don’t Want to See That”: Ethics and Exploitation in “The Comeback” and “Nathan For You”
The Viral Imagination
Paris Envy: Frank Gehry’s Vuitton Foundation
Bebop/Silence: On Hickey & Boggs
On John Williams’s Novel “Augustus”: A Conversation
Hide Your Smiling Faces and the Ownership of Public Deaths
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Five Minutes with Bryan Stevenson
Dialects by Design
PODCAST #72: Mona Simpson
A Funny Process
We’re in This Barroom Brawl Together
An Interview with Andrew Lipstein, Digital Publisher
Stephin Merritt's 101 Two-Letter Words
A New Collection of California Prose
Fun, Fury, and the American Studies Association
PODCAST #71: Craig Davidson
Blank Space on the Family Tree
Caitlin Doughty, Memoir of a Mortician
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Jobs at LARB
PODCAST #43: Leslie Cockburn, "Baghdad Solitaire"
September 30th, 2013
Host Colin Marshal speaks to journalist and filmmaker LESLIE COCKBURN (
) about her latest novel
and why fiction is best suited for depicting the "wilderness of mirrors" that is a war zone.
PODCAST #42: Gabe Durham, "Fun Camp"
PODCAST #40: Richard Rayner
PODCAST #39: Robert Polito, Tom Healy, Adam Fitzgerald
PODCAST #41: James Greenberg & James Morrison
PODCAST #38: Ken Baumann, "Solip"
PODCAST #33: David Shook, "Our Obsidian Tongues"
PODCAST #32: Jeff Weiss & Evan McGarvey, "2pac vs. Biggie"
PODCAST #31: Marc Maron, "Attempting Normal"
PODCAST #30: Steph Cha, "Follow Her Home"
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