Inspired by Thomas Mann’s impassioned defense of democracy in the face of Hitler and totalitarianism during WWII, 55 Voices for Democracy brings significant voices from all fields to the discussion of democracy as idea and ideal. Produced by LARB and the Thomas Mann House.
Avidly specializes in short-form critical essays that respond to literature and culture by blending critical rigor with enthusiasm.
The China Channel is a hub for smart writing about Chinese culture, society and politics, as well as a steady diet of book reviews. Other regular features include a column on Chinese language, book club style discussions of Chinese stories in translation, and staff picks recommending the best China reading. We publish three to four stories a week, and are a reinvention of the BLARB China blog.
Citric Acid: An Online Orange County Literary Arts Quarterly of Imagination and Reimagination features writing from and about Orange County, California, of all places. Often seen as a magic kingdom with reactionary politics, suburban fake-Spanish Revival redoubts of wealth, white privilege, and Richard Nixon, the region has shifted politically and culturally. Orange County is lately a real place, with the work of activists, artists, and writers contributing to its welcome transformation. Citric Acid presents their work toward altering and widening perceptions through storytelling and cultural criticism, encouraging a vigorous collective revisionist history practice that promotes social justice and anti-racist, feminist, and otherwise emancipatory politics. The journal features fiction and nonfiction, celebrates the work of underrepresented artists and communities, and boosts existing literary arts projects in the County of Orange.
Founded during the initial lockdown of 2020, Decameron Row gathers personal one-minute videos by artists around the world into a single virtual neighborhood as an experiment in building community during times of isolation.
“The narcotic of intelligent conversation.” With its high-powered, long-form conversations, Entitled Opinions has fans around the globe, from Australia to China, Mexico to Russia. Its host, Robert Pogue Harrison, has interviewed some of our era’s leading figures in literature, philosophy, science, and cultural history for over a decade. Harrison is the Stanford Rosina Pierotti Professor of French and Italian literature and the author of Juvenescence: A Cultural History of Our Age, Gardens: An Essay on the Human Condition, The Dominion of the Dead, Forests: The Shadow of Civilization, and The Body of Beatrice. In an era that favors the tweet, Harrison refuses to dumb it down: “This show offers the narcotic of intelligent conversation.”
Past guests have included Richard Rorty, René Girard, Peter Sloterdijk, Shirley Hazzard, Orhan Pamuk, Colm Tóibin, Marilynne Robinson, Paul Ehrlich, Michel Serres, Hayden White, and Abraham Verghese.
Entitled Opinions airs on Stanford University’s KZSU (90.1 FM) and is available on iTunes.
Guernica is a non-profit magazine dedicated to global art and politics, published online since 2004. With contributors from every continent and at every stage of their careers, we are a home for singular voices, incisive ideas, and critical questions.
HKRB is focused on the discussion and promotion of texts of all varieties and from all over the world. We are particularly interested in what we think of as ‘radical’ texts (any text which challenges normative ideas, assumptions and practices) and in promoting discussions of Hong Kong literature, and of literature in Hong Kong.
Mekong Review is a quarterly English-language magazine of arts, literature, culture, politics, the environment and society in Asia, written by people from the region. From its founding in 2015, its goal has been to provide a fresh perspective: one that covers Asian histories, lives and cultures through emerging regional voices.
Podcast Review is an online magazine publishing in-depth podcast reviews, interviews with prominent radiomakers, and best podcast lists.
The official journal of the Los Angeles Review of Books Publishing Workshop, an immersive, collaborative summer program designed for students and innovators interested in publishing.
Talking Feds Podcast is a roundtable discussion that brings together prominent former government officials, journalists, and special guests for a dynamic and in-depth analysis of the most pressing questions in law and politics.
The Markaz signifies “the center” in Arabic, as well as Persian, Turkish, Hebrew and Urdu. TMR is an international platform for creative inquiry, criticism, performance and dialogue that explores the arts, humanities and current affairs.
Transformations is an online magazine of narrative essays focused on transformative, life-changing experiences and events, both personal and societal. Transformations is a media project of the Narrative Storytelling Initiative at Arizona State University.