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Los Angeles Review of Books
Ready to Sing: Angie Estes’s Enchantée
I Am Not a Cheese
Rethinking the Invisible: Philip Ball’s Historical Account
Finding Your Shambolic Magic
Questionable Candor and PTSD
Europe’s Accidental Country
Empathy and the Existential in Mental Illness and Psychotherapy
A Global Poetry for Troubled Times
Yet Another Genre for Jane Smiley
Galloway’s Non-Digital Introduction to Laruelle
Blaming the Internet Is Not the Answer
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Radio Hour: Naomi Hirahara, Critical Theory, and Literary Hub
50 Shades of Libertarian Love
Radio Hour: McSweeney’s Crowdfunding and Tommywood
Mona Simpson, “Middlemarch,” and the Anti-Marriage Plot
Game of Thrones, Season 5: "Unbowed, Unbent, Unbroken"
Unpacking the Museum: Renzo Piano’s American Museums and His New Whitney
Mad Men, Season 7: "Person to Person"
The Purist’s Dilemma: Spiritual Pollution in a Modern World
A Torrent of Punk, Techno, and Radical Art
Dancing with Michael Jackson
Radio Hour: Avenging the Armenian Genocide, #TwitterFiction Festival
The Destruction of Art and Antiquities in Our Time
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PODCAST #80: Patricia Wakida
Annabelle Gurwitch’s “I See You Made an Effort” Adapted for Theater
Ten Commandments of Writing
PODCAST #79: Grace Jung
Interview with Iconic Poet Nikki Giovanni
The Long Haul of Love
Interview with Robert Putnam, Author of "Our Kids"
The Hurt Business
Rules and Rituals, Time Capsules and Tap Handles
Writing for Kids and the End Game for the Bernie Gunther Series
The Burden and the Beauty of Loneliness: An Interview with Leslie Parry
Ruby by Cynthia Bond, Selected for Oprah’s Book Club 2.0
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Paul Mandelbaum teaches the literature of Los Angeles at Emerson College’s L.A. Center. His books include the novels Garrett in
Adriane on the Edge
and the anthology
12 Short Stories and Their Making
Paul Mandelbaum's Articles on LARB
The Revolution Will Not Be Simplified
Les Plesko Remembered
Town and Country: The Double Vision of Bogdan Suceavă
Good Company: Conversations With Norman Manea
Adventures in Limbo: On Jim Gavin's "Middle Men"
Haunted in Bucharest: fathoming my mother’s homeland by talking to its writers
VIDEO: The Question of Nonfiction
Whose Hollywood Is It Anyway?
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