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Los Angeles Review of Books
No Wave Feminism
T. Geronimo Johnson’s Racial Satire
Utopian Visions on a Wraparound Screen
Accidental Notes on the Syllabus
On the Other Side
Windy City Gothic: The Resurrection of “The Death of the Detective”
What Is to Be Done?
Grossly Underprepared: Elisa Albert’s Novel of New Motherhood
The Black Box Within: Quantified Selves, Self-Directed Surveillance, and the Dark Side of Datification
Zen Again: Reconsidering D.T. Suzuki
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Radio Hour: Oscar-worthy acting & literary tourism
Photographer Spotlight: Lois Conner
Acting and Impersonation
Words Are Stupid and All of Time Is Standing Here Before Us: On “Boyhood”
Radio Hour: Harper Lee, Literary Hub, & Fifty Shades of Grey
Amnesty and Justice for All: The Art of Regina José Galindo
On Reading Graham Greene in Liberia in a Time of Ebola
I Want My Anti-TV: On “Tim and Eric”
Homesick: On Larry Sultan at LACMA
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PODCAST #75: Alain Mabanckou
Ching-In Chen at UC Riverside's 38th Annual Writers Week
At the Borders of Our Tongue
Utopia and Its Discontents
Unnerved and a Bit Delirious
Just Not Heterosexual at His Core
An Interview with Laura van den Berg on her novel “Find Me”
The Tao of Angelyne: On Temple Grandin, H. G. Wells, and Being “It”
PODCAST #74: Scott Timberg
Nationality Meets Sexuality Meets Reality
This Sends Me Googling
An Interview with Freida Lee Mock About Her Film “Anita: Speaking Truth to Power”
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[VIDEO] Tao Lin, "Taipei"
July 7th, 2013
Tao Lin is an American novelist, poet, short-story writer, and artist. His books include
Shoplifting from American Apparel
Here, he reads from his latest novel
and discusses psychedelic mushroom orgies, the social customs of octopuses, and the Singularity at
[VIDEO] Aleksandar Hemon on his latest "The Book of My Lives"
[VIDEO] Dan Fante, "Point Doom"
[VIDEO] Denis Wood, "Everything Sings: Maps for a Narrative Atlas"
[VIDEO] Margaret Atwood, "Positron"
[VIDEO] Matthew Specktor, "American Dream Machine"
[VIDEO] Rachel Kushner, "The Flamethrowers"
[VIDEO] Tom Bissell and The Perks of Being a Dilettante
[VIDEO] Walter Mosley, "Little Green"
[VIDEO] Stephen Burt, "Belmont: Poems"
[VIDEO] Rob Roberge, "The Cost of Living"
[VIDEO] PEN USA presents Nathalie Handal at Skylight Books
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