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Los Angeles Review of Books
Death and Other Holes: The Novels of Viola Di Grado
Mid-Career: Three Poets and their Fourth Books
Kids in the Aftermath: Katrina in Young Adult Fiction
Taking Things By Surprise
What Rubbish They Publish
A Therapeutic Cartography
Fiction as Memoir as Fiction: Tomás González’s In the Beginning Was the Sea
In an Empire of the Dead
Choices Aren’t Even Choices
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Photographer Spotlight: Jerry Uelsmann
Crying with the Cosmic Cowboy
Murder Mysteries after the Death of the Author
Inconvenient Truths at LACMA: Sweeping Debt, Dealmaking, and Dubious Design under the Red Carpet
Uses of Displeasure: Literary Value and Affective Disgust
The Dream Redeemed: A Coda to the Same-Sex Marriage Struggle
Radio Hour: "Go Set a Watchman" and Film Critic John Powers
Taylor & Karlie & Lena: The Romance of Celebrity Female Friendship In the Feminist Selfie Generation
A Nice Hobby, Like Knitting: On Barbara Pym
Gods and Bachelors: On Lifetime's "UnREAL"
The Golden Muse
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The Falling Apartness of Things
Old Guys Have More Fun
A New Spirit in Israeli Culture
Cartoonist Lalo Alcaraz
The Anthropoid Condition
PODCAST #82: Oliver Wang
Where Criticism Is Counterrevolutionary: Tania Bruguera on Cuba and the Fight for Free Speech
Charleston’s Psychic Landscape
A Religion of the Text
Interview with Mallory Ortberg of “The Toast”
Social Acceleration and the Need for Speed
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Jobs at LARB
PODCAST #38: Ken Baumann, "Solip"
August 10th, 2013
Ken Baumann is a writer, actor, and publisher. He currently plays Ben Boykewich on
The Secret Life of the American Teenager
which is wrapping up its fifth and final season.
Here, Colin Marshall speaks with Baumann about his latest novel,
PODCAST #37: Songs in the Key of Los Angeles
PODCAST #36: David Iserson, "Firecracker"
PODCAST #35: Loren Glass, "Counterculture Colophon"
PODCAST #34: Tosh Berman, "Sparks-Tastic"
PODCAST #30: Steph Cha, "Follow Her Home"
PODCAST #29: Nathaniel Rich, "Odds Against Tomorrow"
PODCAST #28: Anna Stothard, "The Pink Hotel"
PODCAST #27: Colin Dickey
PODCAST #26: Matthew Specktor, "American Dream Machine"
PODCAST: Laura Pulido and Wendy Cheng and The People's Guide to LA
PODCAST: Toby Miller on 'Greening the Media'
Podcast #17: Lani Hall Alpert on her new book "Emotional Memoirs"
PODCAST: Philosophical Improvisations
PODCAST: Andy Zax talks to Simon Reynolds, Part I
PODCAST: Francesca Lia Block talks to Clarissa Romano
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