The LARB Quarterly Journal

Spring/Summer 2014

What is being done at the Los Angeles Review of Books is renegade. The fish swimming upstream. A perfect example of disruptive innovation in a floundering industry.

The LARB Quarterly Journal is a testament to the fact that print is still thriving as readers continue to have a profound appetite for curated, edited, smart and fun opinion, written by the best writers and thinkers of our time.

We’ve carefully selected these articles, poems, interviews and essays—all written exclusively for this publication—for readers of just about any interest. The new issue of the LARB Quarterly Journal includes:

  • Jedediah Purdy examines the artisanal killing movement and how we can understand it better through Marx.
  • Sasha Archibald unpacks the complicated history behind the Smithsonian museum, the brainchild not of an American, but an obscure British mineralogist desperate to lionize his name.
  • Amy Weldon revals the covert sisterhood of which Flannery O’Connor was a key part.
  • Massimo Mazozotti tracks one of the greatest art forgeries of all time: a fake of Galileo’s Sidereus Nuncius.
  • Michelle Huneven considers whether Otto Ottolenghi has the answer to one of the great human conundrums: “When does a recipe actually have being?"
  • Featuring Ruby Neri's artist portfolio.

Including articles, shorts and original poetry by Mario Bellatin, Zach Dorfman, Ramona Ausubel, Manuel Gonzales, Mia You, Rivka Galchen and Pauls Toutonghi, Danez Smith, Kiki Petrosino, and Sean Singer.