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Los Angeles Review of Books
Katrina’s Bullets: Ronnie Greene on Police Violence
Fail Slow, Fail Hard
Brand Anorexia: Alexandra Kleeman
Two Scenes from the Finnish Diaspora: Maria Takolander and Niina Pollari
Will Robots Inherit the Earth?
Representing Los Angeles: Nina Revoyr’s Lost Canyon
Coorie Doon: Dirda’s Year of Reading
Competition and Coexistence: A Pushmi-Pullyu Perspective
The Poetry of Environmental Disaster
Rusted Development: The Fight Against Corrosion Creep
Vladimir Nabokov, American Vagabond
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Photographer Spotlight: Julie Blackmon
Radio Hour: Mansplaining, Nature Noir, and Obscure Hollywood Novels
Photographer Spotlight: Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti
Radio Hour: “Valley Fever,” Revisiting John Barth, and the Golden Age of Comic Books
Unnatural Disasters, or Queering Katrina
Cold Opening: The Publicity Campaign for “Watchman”
Response to Sharon Johnston and Mark Lee
The Old Master: The Enduring Fascination of Elderly Sherlock Holmes
It’s Demand, Stupid: The Cause and Cure of Our Economic Travails
Corita Kent: The Big G Stands for Goodness
The Writer Postponed: Barthes at the BnF
The Odd Couple: On Political Dissent and the Remarkable Similarities Between Mark Twain and Yu Hua
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Carmen Lundy Talks About Mary Lou Williams, Music, and Life
On Publishing Peggy Freydberg
Science Fiction Author John Scalzi
Occasions for Wonder
Speaking of the Demonic with Dorothea Lasky
Flames, Too, Are a Form of Literacy
A 6,000-Mile Line
The Novel in Utopia
PODCAST #84: Jay Rubin
The Intervention Conversation: The Movement of Black Lives Matter
Three Questions for Luis Alberto Urrea Regarding his New Poetry Collection, “The Tijuana Book of the Dead”
Murder Is Revelatory
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Jobs at LARB
has contributed to
The New York Times
, among others. His debut collection of essays,
Friday Was the Bomb
, will be published by Dzanc in May 2014. He lives in Los Angeles.
Nathan Deuel's Articles on LARB
The Tender Underbelly of Soldiers: Phil Klay’s Lives During Wartime
A Life in Our Hands: Community, Crime, and Punishment
Ye Who Enter, Abandon Hope: Hell Is a Hospital in Lore Segal's "Half the Kingdom"
FICTION: NEW & NOTEWORTHY
A Former Soviet Union: Elliott Holt's "You Are One of Them"
Boats Are in Trees and Photocopiers Are on the Beach: Lucy Corin’s "One Hundred Apocalypses and Other Apocalypses"
Total Eclipse of the Bar: Nathan Deuel on ‘Turn Around Bright Eyes’
Rising Temperatures: Maggie O'Farrell's "Instructions for a Heatwave"
Life in Beirut
How to Succeed — in a Van, and Otherwise
Finding Words For What Is Horrible: Aleksandar Hemon's "The Book of My Lives"
Fear is Fun: Nathaniel Rich's "Odds Against Tomorrow"
Getting Out of the Picture: On Being Nick Flynn
Take It From a Soldier: On Kevin Powers's "Yellow Birds"
In Praise of Nightmares: Josip Novakovich's "Shopping for a Better Country"
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