The LARB Special Edition Intern Magazine: Exclusive Excerpts

September 29, 2013   •   By Stephanie Batiste, Justin Scott, Emily Hunt

THIS WEEK, LARB GOES TO PRESS with our new Fall 2013 Special Edition print magazine. This new issue is the outcome of our 2013 summer internship program, featuring the LARB Publishing Course: an intensive 9-week seminar series designed to train aspiring students in every aspect of independent publishing, from editing and copyediting to production and marketing.

The Course summer project is for the students to create, copyedit, lay out and ultimately finance their own edition of our tabloid print magazine. They worked throughout the summer acquiring all new, previously unpublished articles, interviews and essays; solicited illustrations and original art; launched a Kickstarter campaign to raise the money to finance it; and learned how to typeset, work with a Los Angeles-based printer, and finally, bring the magazine to press. They were given the chance to produce a real world magazine of their own, and in this they did not disappoint.

Here is an exclusive preview:



"Is This How Other People Are?" Emily Hunt interviews Miranda July, Sheila Heti, and Catherine Opie about intimacy, public vs. private space, and July's "We Think Alone" e-mail project.








Justin Scott examines the case for a new kind of climate politics in this review of Paul G. Harris’s new book What's Wrong with Climate Politics and How to Fix It.








Stephanie Batiste on grief, loss, and transformation in Roger Guenveur's improvisational performance piece, Rodney King — on stage now at the Kirk Douglas Theater in Los Angeles until October 6. 






The LARB Special Edition: Intern Issue will be mailed to LARB members this week. If you are not already a member and would like to receive a copy of this and future issues for one year, click here to register at the $5 monthly/$55 annual level. The support of everyday readers is what makes our public service programs such as the LARB Publishing Course possible.