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Photographer Spotlight: Brea Souders

Photographer Spotlight: Brea Souders

Many of the photographers in this series explore a terra firma geography. Traversing the globe, each finds a concrete place that compels them, and their camera bears witness to it. But as photograph...

Tom's Book Club: Pico Iyer

Tom's Book Club: Pico Iyer

The winter edition of Tom's Book Club featured The Art of Stillness by Pico Iyer. A follow up to Pico Iyer’s essay “The Joy of Quiet,” The Art of Stillness considers the unexpected adventure...

The Domestic First Responder

The Domestic First Responder

THE LATEST INTERVIEW from the LARB studios features Christopher Noxon, the talented journalist and author of the new book Plus One, in an interview with LARB's Michele Botwin Raphael. Plus One te...

Stephin Merritt's 101 Two-Letter Words

Stephin Merritt's 101 Two-Letter Words

SARAH MESLE: One of the poems in the book starts with fu, so even though your book is about two-letter words, I started thinking about four-letter words. If four-letter words are the dangerous words...

Dead Man Walking

Dead Man Walking

Jake Heggie has been called "arguably the world's most popular 21st century opera composer" by the Wall Street Journal. His most famous opera, Dead Man Walking, a story about a death row ...

Interview with Michael Marder

Interview with Michael Marder

LARB's Philosophy and Critical Theory editor Arne De Bouever speaks with Michael Marder, Ikerbasque Research Professor of Philosophy at the University of Basque Country. He is the author of the rece...

Interview with Bob Odenkirk

Interview with Bob Odenkirk

JERRY GORIN: The title of your book is A Load of Hooey. What is hooey? BOB ODENKIRK: Balderdash. It's that simple, right? Shenanigans. Literary shenanigans. A bunch of claptrap. Silliness. Which ...

Photographer Spotlight: Lois Conner

Photographer Spotlight: Lois Conner

Since the dawn of photography, a vast array of Westerners have captured the Far East in ways that perpetuate sentimental, outdated or plainly erroneous stereotypes — either from colonialist conde...

Photographer Spotlight: Youssef Nabil

Photographer Spotlight: Youssef Nabil

Photo credit: Ralph Gibson Any new medium clings for a while to the conventions of the medium it succeeds. Just as early cinema looked a lot like theater, so early photography often emulated classi...

Two Authors Quarrel on a Ferris Wheel

Two Authors Quarrel on a Ferris Wheel

Read Matt Seidel's review of I Think You're Totally Wrong: A Quarrel AUTHORS DAVID SHIELDS and Caleb Powell have written a new book in which they trade jabs at one another about life, art, and wh...

Photographer Spotlight: Ken Schles

Photographer Spotlight: Ken Schles

When Ken Schles, fresh out of school, moved to the Lower East Side of New York in 1978, it was a war zone of derelict buildings and lost souls. His apartment was cheap in part because all the window...

Kristiina Ehin, Author of Walker on Water

Kristiina Ehin, Author of Walker on Water

Native Estonian Kristiina Ehin is an internationally renowned poet, whose collection The Drums of Silence was awarded the British Poetry Society Popescu Prize for European Poetry in Translation in...