Ellie Robins is a writer and the translator of Alan Pauls’s A History of Money (Melville House, 2015). She lives in Los Angeles.
Salvation in the Desert
A compelling, if somewhat patchy, chronicle of the Southwest deserts....
Are Words the Enemy of Belonging? On Paul Kingsnorth’s “Savage Gods”
Ellie Robins hearkens to “Savage Gods” by Paul Kingsnorth....
The Generative Joy of Missing: Jennifer Croft’s “Homesick”
Ellie Robins is moved by “Homesick,” a memoir by Jennifer Croft....
How the Environment Topples Empires: On Kyle Harper’s “The Fate of Rome”
Ellie Robins outlines the lessons of “The Fate of Rome: Climate, Disease, and the End of an Empire” by Kyle Harper....
Pallacorda, Or What the Hell Has Happened in Mexico
The world is one long struggle, and the bad guy always wins. Yet, we have "Sudden Death", a novel so beautiful that it might take your breath away....
BLARB BLOG POSTS
Glazed Over in Silver Lake
The Century Plaza Hotel: 50 Years of Leisure
Wondrous and Immensely Bizarre at Olive and 5th, Downtown LA
Disgust in Glendale
“Small Units,” “Hip Design” in Mid-Wilshire
An East Hollywood Shrine to Safety
Construction Sites of Los Angeles: Regional Connector Transit Corridor, 1st and Alameda
Construction Sites of Los Angeles: 435 West Los Feliz Road