Around the World

"Around the World" is a special section of the Los Angeles Review of Books dedicated to covering perspectives that transcend national borders and boundaries, whether it be in painting, music, poetry or fiction, journalism, public service or advocacy in the public interest. Every article, interview and essay is intended to create a point of correspondence between LARB readers worldwide. In the spirit of that mission, we also publish bilingual editions of all our articles whenever possible. Pitches on global topics and trends may be sent to atw@lareviewofbooks.org.

RECENT REVIEWS

A Visit with the Master Musicians of Joujouka

A Visit with the Master Musicians of Joujouka

All photographs and video by Piper Mavis. All rights reserved.   I RETURNED TO MOROCCO in June 2012 to attend what was, essentially, a music festival. But this was not Glastonbury or Coache...

The Road Back to Sucre

The Road Back to Sucre

All photographs by Daniel Lansberg-Rodriguez. All rights reserved.    From 2009-2010, I served as Division Chief for Entrepreneurial Development in the economic wing of the Sucre municipal governm...

FALLOUT: The Geopolitics of the Snowden Files

FALLOUT: The Geopolitics of the Snowden Files

ON JULY 2 LAST YEAR, the governments of Portugal, France, Italy, and Spain bowed to US orders and refused airspace to the plane carrying Bolivian president Evo Morales. He’d been traveling from Russ...

Rebel Without A Country

Rebel Without A Country

The world is divided into two halves. In one of them it’s impossible to live, and in the other, it’s impossible to survive. — Marek Hlasko, Beautiful Twentysomethings.    IN 1955, P...

Forms of Cosmopolitanism

Forms of Cosmopolitanism

image: David Hockney’s “Cavafy in Alexandria” THE GREEK POET YANNIS RITSOS, in his Twelve Poems for Cavafy (1963), wrote of the Greek Diaspora poet Constantine P. Cavafy: “Many claimed him, ...