The LARB Channels are a community of wholly independent online magazines specializing in fiction, poetry, literary criticism, politics, science, religion, and culture, supported by the Los Angeles Review of Books.

55 Voices for Democracy

Inspired by Thomas Mann's impassioned defense of democracy in the face of Hitler and totalitarianism during WWII, 55 Voices for Democracy brings significant voices from all fields to the discussion of democracy as idea and ideal. Produced by LARB and the Thomas Mann House.


Avidly specializes in short-form critical essays that respond to literature and culture by blending critical rigor with enthusiasm.

China Channel

The China Channel is a hub for smart writing about Chinese culture, society and politics, as well as a steady diet of book reviews. Other regular features include a column on Chinese language, book club style discussions of Chinese stories in translation, and staff picks recommending the best China reading. We publish three to four stories a week, and are a reinvention of the BLARB China blog.

Decameron Row

Founded during the initial lockdown of 2020, Decameron Row gathers personal one-minute videos by artists around the world into a single virtual neighborhood as an experiment in building community during times of isolation.


diaCRITICS is an arts and culture blog of the Vietnamese and SE Asian diaspora, covering literature, visual and interdisciplinary art, film, politics, news and events throughout the diaspora. We publish multilingually and strive to promote dialogue across boundaries. Our diaspora includes points from SE Asia to the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and more.


The Eephus is a forum for writers of all kinds to tell stories about the sports they love, at all levels of play.

Entitled Opinions

“The narcotic of intelligent conversation.” With its high-powered, long-form conversations, Entitled Opinions has fans around the globe, from Australia to China, Mexico to Russia. Its host, Robert Pogue Harrison, has interviewed some of our era's leading figures in literature, philosophy, science, and cultural history for over a decade. Harrison is the Stanford Rosina Pierotti Professor of French and Italian literature and the author of Juvenescence: A Cultural History of Our Age, Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition, The Dominion of the Dead, Forests: The Shadow of Civilization, and The Body of Beatrice. In an era that favors the tweet, Harrison refuses to dumb it down: “This show offers the narcotic of intelligent conversation." Past guests have included Richard Rorty, René Girard, Peter Sloterdijk, Shirley Hazzard, Orhan Pamuk, Colm Tóibin, Marilynne Robinson, Paul Ehrlich, Michel Serres, Hayden White, and Abraham Verghese. Entitled Opinions airs on Stanford University’s KZSU (90.1 FM) and is available on iTunes.


Guernica is a non-profit magazine dedicated to global art and politics, published online since 2004. With contributors from every continent and at every stage of their careers, we are a home for singular voices, incisive ideas, and critical questions.

Here's to Life with Tori Reid

Here's to Life with Tori Reid is a podcast produced by Victory & Noble. Victory & Noble is a storytelling company created to change the world for the better – one fun revelatory project at a time. Founded by Patrick A. Howell and Tori Reid, Victory & Noble specializes in book to film adaptation, while fusing creative finance with culture that uplifts and inspires. This is where literary and film breathe.

Hong Kong Review of Books

HKRB  is focused on the discussion and promotion of texts of all varieties and from all over the world. We are particularly interested in what we think of as ‘radical’ texts (any text which challenges normative ideas, assumptions and practices) and in promoting discussions of Hong Kong literature, and of literature in Hong Kong.

Journal of the Plague Years

Journal of the Plague Years was born out of crisis, but found a lasting voice that merges literary nonfiction with astute journalism. Harking back to the heyday of The Village Voice, we encourage the sensibility of individual writers.

Mekong Review

Mekong Review is a quarterly English-language magazine of arts, literature, culture, politics, the environment and society in Asia, written by people from the region. From its founding in 2015, its goal has been to provide a fresh perspective: one that covers Asian histories, lives and cultures through emerging regional voices.

Podcast Review

Podcast Review is an online magazine publishing in-depth podcast reviews, interviews with prominent radiomakers, and best podcast lists.

Soap Ear

Soap Ear is an online publication dedicated to subjects of sound, hearing, listening, music, culture, art, theory, and practice. We are dedicated to the experimental in both sound and writing in the sense of that term’s Latin etymology: experīrī, “to try.” Our publication is interested in trying new and exciting things in various media including essays, videos, sound pieces, visual art, poetry, live performances, newsletters, and anything else we can program onto our site or elsewhere in the world. 

Tell Your True Tale

Tell Your True Tale is a writing workshop devised by journalist Sam Quinones. The goal of TYTT is to demystify writing, while helping new writers -especially people who have published very little, or nothing at all, before - cultivate their storytelling voices.  

The Art of Poetry

Dana Gioia presents a series of introductory talks on the art of poetry. The most ancient art, poetry emerged before writing as a form of song — speech shaped for musical effect. Poetry reveals the full power and range of language and also reminds us that the physical sound and rhythm of words are parts of their meaning. The form a statement takes becomes part of its meaning. The talks will address the topics of voice, imagery, the way we read poems, and the work of individual poets ranging from William Butler Yeats to Robert Hayden.

The Marginalia Review of Books

The Marginalia Review of Books is an international review of literature and culture in the nexus of history, theology, and religion.

The Markaz Review

The Markaz signifies “the center” in Arabic, as well as Persian, Turkish, Hebrew and Urdu. TMR is an international platform for creative inquiry, criticism, performance and dialogue that explores the arts, humanities and current affairs.

The Philosopher's Plant

The Philosopher's Plant seeks to lift the curtain on the role of vegetation in the making (and in the growth) of thought.

The Philosophical Salon

The Philosophical Salon's mission is to bring together leading intellectuals from across the world in a single forum where their reflections on things that matter to us all can be heard.

The Real Word Podcast

The first season of the Reading Opens Minds podcast, produced by the people behind the Reading Opens Minds non-profit, whose mission is "to promote literacy in at-risk communities through book clubs, empowering individuals, building relationships and inspiring hope." This podcast will follow a group of teenagers in Los Angeles, who will meet each week to discuss a book, their ideas and their lives. Like MTV’s The Real World, we hope to introduce you to a new generation. You will get to know these talented young men and women intimately as they tell their own stories through the books they read.


Transformations is an online magazine of narrative essays focused on transformative, life-changing experiences and events, both personal and societal. Transformations is a media project of the Narrative Storytelling Initiative at Arizona State University.


Voluble is an off-the-page makers’ space for writers and artists of all kinds. The channel aspires to be an outlet for experimentation, play, collaboration, and any other gestures that coincide with a visual or literary art practice.