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Los Angeles Review of Books
Coorie Doon: Dirda’s Year of Reading
Competition and Coexistence: A Pushmi-Pullyu Perspective
The Poetry of Environmental Disaster
Rusted Development: The Fight Against Corrosion Creep
Vladimir Nabokov, American Vagabond
Crisis on Earth-33!
Too Much Light
The Past Is Useless
Culture War: What Is It Good For?
A Ghoulish Glass Half-Full: Best Horror
Andrei Bitov, Russian Politics, and Postmodernism
Find this, Americans, and get it into your bones
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Photographer Spotlight: Paolo Woods & Gabriele Galimberti
Radio Hour: “Valley Fever,” Revisiting John Barth, and the Golden Age of Comic Books
The Odd Couple: On Political Dissent and the Remarkable Similarities Between Mark Twain and Yu Hua
Photographer Spotlight: Alice Wielinga
Tiny Guides on the Last Adventure: Doll Play in the Work of Jennifer Wynne Reeves
Radio Hour: Karolina Waclawiak and Boris Dralyuk
On the Hoof, On the Barrel: “On Prime Cut”
The Cartoon Bodies of “Mad Max: Fury Road”
Neal Stephenson’s Ideal Forms
Sunshine and Noir: The Architecture of Peter Zumthor and the New Los Angeles County Museum of Art
Late L’Engle: The Wrinkles of Time, Redeemed
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Science Fiction Author John Scalzi
Flames, Too, Are a Form of Literacy
A 6,000-Mile Line
The Novel in Utopia
PODCAST #84: Jay Rubin
The Intervention Conversation: The Movement of Black Lives Matter
Three Questions for Luis Alberto Urrea Regarding his New Poetry Collection, “The Tijuana Book of the Dead”
Murder Is Revelatory
A Life in Waves
No Civil War Reenactments Were Injured in the Writing of This Novel
The End of Us: E.L. Doctorow’s Last Warning
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