LARB is cooking up a storm!

For today only, donate $50 or more and get our limited-edition LARB Tea Towel designed by Mads Gobbo.
Tea Towel

Michele Botwin Raphael

Michele Botwin Raphael (@MicheleBRaphael) is a writer and editor, specializing in digital media, entertainment, pop culture, books, arts and lifestyle topics. Recently named a National Press Foundation Fellow, she currently blogs for the Huffington Post. She previously held roles as a staff writer and "Cybertainment" columnist for Los Angeles Times, a features editor for, a co-founding senior editor of the Online Journalism Review, a freelance writer for Billboard,Variety and other magazines, and a director of publications and special projects for the USC Annenberg Norman Lear Center.