For the Rules We Live By series, Julien Crockett interviews Carlo Ratti and Antoine Picon about their new book “Atlas of the Senseable City.”
Politics and Economics
Lindsay Chervinsky reviews Katie Rogers’s “American Woman: The Transformation of the Modern First Lady, from Hillary Clinton to Jill Biden.”
Lindsay ChervinskyFeb 29
Sally McGrane talks to Simon Shuster, the biographer of Volodymyr Zelensky.
Sally McGraneFeb 27
Marius Sosnowski reviews Christopher Hitchens’s posthumous collection “A Hitch in Time: Reflections Ready for Reconsideration.”
Marius SosnowskiFeb 24
Stephanie Elizondo Griest reviews Lauren Markham’s “A Map of Future Ruins: On Borders and Belonging.”
Anthony Alessandrini reviews Adam Shatz’s “The Rebel’s Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon.”
Anthony AlessandriniFeb 7
A Memoryless Hong Kong: On Shibani Mahtani and Timothy McLaughlin’s “Among the Braves” and Brian Kern’s “Liberate Hong Kong”
Joshua Yang reviews two new books on Hong Kong protests—Shibani Mahtani and Timothy McLaughlin’s “Among the Braves: Hope, Struggle, and Exile in the...
Joshua YangFeb 4
LARB presents an excerpt of Lauren Markham’s new book “A Map of Future Ruins: On Borders and Belonging.”
Lauren MarkhamFeb 1
Melissa Chan reviews “Zodiac” by Ai Weiwei.
Melissa ChanJan 30
Christopher Newfield argues that we need a new narrative to combat the US Supreme Court’s right-wing story about racial inequities.
Christopher NewfieldJan 26
Jenna N. Hanchey reviews Tlotlo Tsamaase’s “Womb City.”
Jenna N. HancheyJan 23
Crispin Sartwell argues that the Occupy leader seemed to be moving from anarchism to liberalism before his death.
Crispin SartwellJan 20
Conor McCarthy reviews Jeanne Morefield’s “Unsettling the World: Edward Said and Political Theory.”
Conor McCarthyJan 17
Gregory Laski reviews Myisha Cherry’s “Failures of Forgiveness: What We Get Wrong and How to Do Better.”
Gregory LaskiJan 14
Dinyar Patel reviews Ashoka Mody’s “India Is Broken: A People Betrayed, Independence to Today.”
Dinyar PatelJan 11
Jarrod Shanahan reviews Orisanmi Burton’s “Tip of the Spear: Black Radicalism, Prison Repression, and the Long Attica Revolt.”
Jarrod ShanahanJan 11
Marcus Lee looks at the new Netflix biopic of Bayard Rustin in the context of his reception and iconography.
Marcus LeeJan 5
A tribute to Palestinian writer and activist Refaat Alareer by poet and scholar Mosab Abu Toha.
Mosab Abu TohaJan 2
Julien Crockett talks with Jill Lepore about her new book “The Deadline.”
Julien CrockettJan 2
Alex Bronzini-Vender considers Alexandra Hudson’s “The Soul of Civility: Timeless Principles to Heal Society and Ourselves.”
Alex Bronzini-VenderJan 1
Samuel McIlhagga reviews Anne Norton’s “Wild Democracy: Anarchy, Courage, and Ruling the Law.”
Samuel McIlhaggaDec 30, 2023
Carey Mott reviews two books about the blurred lines between communism and capitalism in China: Christopher Marquis and Kunyuan Qiao’s “Mao and...
Carey MottDec 18, 2023
Julie E. Cooper explores the collapse, in the wake of October 7, of traditional Zionist narratives about the presumed protections of the Jewish...
Julie E. CooperDec 6, 2023
Megan Wachspress argues that the relationship of leftist activists to their own whiteness is shaping the current wave of anti-Israeli campus protests.
Megan WachspressNov 29, 2023