Megan Wachspress argues that the relationship of leftist activists to their own whiteness is shaping the current wave of anti-Israeli campus protests.
Vanessa Wills argues that philosophical engagement is a necessary alternative to anti-intellectual nihilism and resurgent authoritarianism.
Jay L. Garfield defends the practice of philosophy as a political and aesthetic enterprise
George Yancy introduces a series of essays on practical philosophy.
A new poem from Palestinian writer Mosab Abu Toha in Gaza.
Oluremi C. Onabanjo describes the wealth of art exhibited at the 35th Bienal de São Paulo.
Melissa Chan writes about the performance of Wagner operas in China.
Azeta Hatef reviews the Hulu reality show “Secrets & Sisterhood:The Sozahdahs."
Five poets commemorate Louise Glück, including Paul Tran, Katie Peterson, Spencer Reese, Elisa Gonzalez, and Richie Hofmann.
Hannah Bonner looks at Elisabeth Subrin’s documentary, “Maria Schneider, 1983,” alongside Vanessa Schneider’s memoir, “My Cousin Maria Schneider.”
Theresa Lin pays tribute to the at times revolting charm of filmmaker John Waters, whose unlikely exhibition is now on view at the Academy Museum.
Todd Shy reviews Lawrence Buell’s “Henry David Thoreau: Thinking Disobediently” and Robert D. Richardson’s “Three Roads Back: How Emerson, Thoreau...
Jonathan Alexander examines L.A.-based artist Elliott Hundley’s aesthetic of intimacy.
Recent TV series have been imagining worlds without men. What does this absence make possible? asks Elizabeth Alsop.
Aya Labanieh analyzes the history of the anti-masturbation NoFap movement, which has historical roots far beyond contemporary internet culture.
In a preview of the new LARB Quarterly, no. 39: “Air,” Dan O’Brien finds symbols of life and faith in the theater.