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Los Angeles Review of Books
The Engineer: William Mulholland and the Search for Water in Los Angeles
Golden Ages Past
Desire in a Drought
The Endocannabinoid Comes of Age
Can Jazz Musicians and Short Order Cooks Make You Less Narcissistic?
The Warm Equations
Excavating a Future
What Are Novels For?: Privilege, Race, and Shelter in Nell Zink’s “Mislaid”
A Visit to the City of Dada
How Cherokee Territory Became the “Deep South”
Everything Was in the Making
Signs and Wonders
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Sheeps and Dogs: On “Far From the Madding Crowd”
Radio Hour: Part Two with Bookworm’s Michael Silverblatt
The Afterlife of a Manuscript
What to Make of Heidegger in 2015?
Greening Justice: Can Disparate Actors Heed Pope Francis’s Call for Unity?
True Detective, Season 2: "The Western Book of the Dead"
Between Victimhood and Power: The Female Detectives of Television’s Crime Dramas
The Economics of Mad Max and Star Trek
Lies Like Truth: On Fiction, Reality, and Fictional Reality
The Melancholy Muse: Mylene Fernández Pintado on Stories, Sentinels, and Staying in Cuba
The Holy City: Charleston, A Remembrance
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Interview with Mallory Ortberg of “The Toast”
Social Acceleration and the Need for Speed
An Illusion of Everything Making Sense
The Page Unturned
Nina Simone in the New Millennium
Treasure Hunting: Maggie Mertens Interviews Huan Hsu
Live Through This: A Pioneering Rock Critic Looks Back with Love and Sorrow on the 1960s
A Father's Day Interview with Jerry Stahl
“We Are a Bunch of Remittance Addicts”: An Interview with Imee Marcos, Governor of Ilocos Norte, Philippines
Enigmatic Interiors: On Love, Death, Divorce, and Michael White’s New “Travels in Vermeer”
The “Cosmological Nothingness” of Azareen Van der Vliet Oloomi
History, the Closet, and the LAPD
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"But I wasn’t a Cardinal, nephew to the Pope, / and you— / you were not a Caravaggio. / So I asked you to be in my movie."
[VIDEO] Poetry Night: Dorothea Lasky, Adam Fitzgerald, Robert Polito, & Tom Healy
November 24th, 2013
Dorothea Lasky, Adam Fitzgerald, Robert Polito, and Tom Healy all read selections at the
Los Angeles Review of Books
Poetry Night, sponsored by PEN CENTER USA.
The Body of the Poem: On Transgender Poetry
What Dreams Are Made On: Adam Fitzgerald, David Lynch, & American Surrealism
[VIDEO] Interview with Nicholson Baker, 'Traveling Sprinkler'
[VIDEO] John Tottenham, "Antiepithalamia: And Other Poems of Regret & Resentment"
[VIDEO] Danny Strong, PEN Awards 2013
A Conversation with Richard Blanco: "One Today," One Year Later
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