Multihyphenated Identity in Young Adult Fiction: On Emily Bowen Cohen’s “Two Tribes”
Na’amit Sturm Nagel reviews Emily Bowen Cohen’s young adult graphic novel “Two Tribes.”...
A Fireball in the Marshall Islands: How a Nuclear Test Changed the World
Émile P. Torres describes how it was not the dropping of the atom bombs in 1945 but the testing of a nuclear bomb is the Marshall Islands in 1954 that marked the moment when people became preoccupied with human extinction....
What Drove Popeye to the Picket Line: The Story of “Fleischer’s Animated News”
“Fleischer’s Animated News,” an animation industry comic from the 1930s, satirized working conditions similar to those motivating the Hollywood strikes today, as Paul Morton discusses....
An Insider’s Look at China’s Outside Reality: On Daniel Bell’s “The Dean of Shandong”
Paul J. D’Ambrosio reviews Daniel Bell’s “The Dean of Shandong: Confessions of a Minor Bureaucrat at a Chinese University.”...
Globalizing China or Sinicizing the Global? On Alexander Statman’s “A Global Enlightenment” and Ali Humayun Akhtar’s “1368”
Gianamar Giovannetti-Singh reviews Alexander Statman’s “A Global Enlightenment: Western Progress and Chinese Science” and Ali Humayun Akhtar’s “1368: China and the Making of the Modern World.”...
What Came After Spinsters
Eight years ago, if you had asked Briallen Hopper what she did, or who she was, she wouldn’t have told you she was a writer. She might have mentioned the shrinking academic job market she had waded through to no ...
Charles Yu & George Saunders Reunited
Just over 10 years ago, Charles Yu reviewed George Saunders’s story collection Tenth of December for LARB. This Saturday, September 23, 2023, the duo will reunite to discuss Saunders’s work at the our fundraiser Luminary Dinner. A limited number ...
Anyone who has taken a dance class knows that dancing on carpet is miserable. Sure, a dense shag can cushion your fall, but it’s definitely not worth the friction; a mere pirouette will wreak havoc on the balls of your ...