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The Los Angeles Review of Books is a nonprofit organization dedicated to promoting and disseminating rigorous, incisive, and engaging writing on every aspect of literature, culture, and the arts. The Los Angeles Review of Books magazine was created in part as a response to the disappearance of the traditional newspaper book review supplement, and, with it, the art of lively, intelligent long-form writing on recent publications in every genre, ranging from fiction to politics. The Los Angeles Review of Books seeks to revive and reinvent the book review for the internet age, and remains committed to covering and representing today’s diverse literary and cultural landscape.

Episode Date
A Queer Vision of Old Hollywood
Jun 21, 2024
Claire Messud's "This Strange Eventful History"
Jun 14, 2024
Does Criticism Still Matter?
Jun 11, 2024
Rachel Khong on What Makes a Real American
Jun 07, 2024
Erik Davis on the Art of LSD
May 31, 2024
Legacy Russell's "Black Meme"
May 24, 2024
Miranda July's "All Fours"
May 17, 2024
Danielle Dutton's "Prairie, Dresses, Art, Other"
May 10, 2024
On Giving Up
May 08, 2024
Anna Shechtman's "The Riddles of the Sphinx"
May 03, 2024
The Veteranos of East LA
Apr 26, 2024
Mother Tongues and Mother Dolls
Apr 19, 2024
Victoria Chang on Finding Agnes Martin During Crisis
Apr 12, 2024
Morgan Neville's "STEVE! (martin) a documentary in 2 pieces"
Apr 05, 2024
The Morality of Memoir, or, Daddy I Want Coffee!
Apr 02, 2024
Tommy Orange's "Wandering Stars"
Mar 29, 2024
The Problem with Adoption
Mar 22, 2024
Brad Gooch's "Radiant: The Life and Line of Keith Haring"
Mar 15, 2024
Tana French's "The Hunter"
Mar 08, 2024
LARB Radio Hour x Film Comment 2024 Oscars Preview
Mar 05, 2024
Leslie Jamison's "Splinters: Another Kind of Love Story"
Mar 01, 2024
Phillip B. Williams' "Ours'
Feb 23, 2024
Lucy Sante's "I Heard Her Call My Name: A Memoir of Transition"
Feb 16, 2024
Adam Shatz's "The Rebel’s Clinic: The Revolutionary Lives of Frantz Fanon"
Feb 09, 2024
Nathan Thrall's "A Day in the Life of Abed Salama: Anatomy of a Jerusalem Tragedy"
Feb 02, 2024
E.J. Koh's "The Liberators"
Jan 26, 2024
Kohei Saito's "Slow Down: The Degrowth Manifesto"
Jan 19, 2024
Lexi Freiman's "The Book of Ayn"
Jan 12, 2024
Alicia Kennedy's "No Meat Required"
Jan 05, 2024
Ed Park's "Same Bed Different Dreams"
Dec 29, 2023
The Best of 2023
Dec 22, 2023
Blake Butler's "Molly"
Dec 15, 2023
Robert Glück's "About Ed"
Dec 08, 2023
Andrew Chan's "Why Mariah Carey Matters"
Dec 01, 2023
Sasha Frere-Jones' "Earlier"
Nov 24, 2023
Nicole Newnham's "The Disappearance of Shere Hite"
Nov 17, 2023
Dan Sinykin's "Big Fiction"
Nov 10, 2023
Justin Torres's "Blackouts"
Nov 03, 2023
Dorothea Lasky's "The Shining" and Anna Biller's "Bluebeard's Castle"
Oct 27, 2023
Lydia Kiesling's "Mobility"
Oct 20, 2023
Lydia Davis's "Our Strangers"
Oct 13, 2023
Mary Gabriel's "Madonna: A Rebel Life"
Oct 06, 2023
Hilary Leichter's "Terrace Story" and Lisa Teasley's "Fluid"
Sep 29, 2023
Ross Gay's "The Book of (More) Delights"
Sep 22, 2023
Thea Lenarduzzi's Dandelions
Sep 15, 2023
Colin Dickey's "Under the Eye of Power"
Sep 08, 2023
Maya Binyam's "Hangman"
Sep 01, 2023
Prudence Peiffer's "The Slip: The New York City Street That Changed American Art Forever"
Aug 25, 2023
Andrew Leland's "The Country of the Blind"
Aug 18, 2023
Koritha Mitchell and Michelle Lanier on Harriet Jacobs's “Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl”
Aug 11, 2023
D. Smith's "Kokomo City" and Claire Simon's "Our Body"
Aug 04, 2023
Heidi Julavits’s “Directions to Myself"
Jul 28, 2023
Wes Anderson and Jake Perlin's "Do Not Detonate Without Presidential Approval"
Jul 21, 2023
John Yau's "Please Wait By the Coatroom: Reconsidering Race and Identity in American Art"
Jul 14, 2023
Juana María Rodríguez's "Puta Life: Seeing Latinas, Working Sex"
Jul 07, 2023
Rachel Nuwer's "I Feel Love: MDMA and the Quest for Connection in a Fractured World"
Jun 30, 2023
Kristin Ross' "The Politics and Poetics of Everyday Life"
Jun 23, 2023
Martine Syms' "Loser Back Home"
Jun 16, 2023
Craig Seligman's "Who Does That Bitch Think She is? Doris Fish and The Rise of Drag"
Jun 09, 2023
Joanna Biggs' "A Life of One’s Own"
Jun 02, 2023
Gary Indiana's "Do Everything In The Dark"
May 26, 2023
Publishing in Peril? Lisa Lucas and Christian Lorentzen
May 19, 2023
Hunter Hargraves' "Uncomfortable Television" and Phillip Maciak's "Avidly Reads: Screentime"
May 12, 2023
Claire Dederer's "Monsters: A Fan’s Dilemma"
May 05, 2023
Helen Cammock's "I Will Keep My Soul"
Apr 28, 2023
Tom Comitta's "The Nature Book" & Suzaan Boettger's "Inside the Spiral"
Apr 21, 2023
Colm Tóibín's "A Guest at the Feast"
Apr 14, 2023
Jenny Liou's "Muscle Memory"
Apr 07, 2023
McKenzie Wark's "Raving"
Mar 31, 2023
Cristina Rivera Garza's "Liliana’s Invincible Summer: A Sister’s Search for Justice"
Mar 24, 2023
Malcolm Harris' "Palo Alto: A History of California, Capitalism, and the World"
Mar 17, 2023
2023 Oscars Preview
Mar 10, 2023
Emmanuel Iduma's "I Am Still With You"
Mar 03, 2023
Laura Poitras "All the Beauty and the Bloodshed"
Feb 24, 2023
Ann Goldstein on Alba de Cespedes' "Forbidden Notebook"
Feb 17, 2023
Maggie Millner's "Couplets"
Feb 10, 2023
De'Shawn Charles Winslow's "Decent People"
Feb 03, 2023
Kathryn Ma's "The Chinese Groove"
Jan 27, 2023
Curtis White's "Transcendent"
Jan 20, 2023
Anand Giridharadas "The Persuaders"
Jan 13, 2023
Sabrina Imbler's "How Far the Light Reaches"
Jan 06, 2023
Best of 2022: Adam Phillips's "On Wanting to Change" and "On Getting Better"
Dec 30, 2022
Jordan Stein's "Rip Tales"
Dec 23, 2022
The Best of 2022
Dec 16, 2022
Joyce Chopra, Lady Director; and Chris Smith's "Sr."
Dec 09, 2022
Jamieson Webster's "Disorganisation and Sex"
Dec 02, 2022
Hilton Als' "My Pinup"
Nov 25, 2022
Dionne Irving's "The Islands"
Nov 18, 2022
Peter Brooks' "Seduced by Story: The Use and Abuse of Narrative"
Nov 11, 2022
Jon Wiener on the Life and Work of Mike Davis, plus Constance Debré's "Love me Tender"
Nov 04, 2022
Darryl Pinckney's "Come Back in September"
Oct 28, 2022
Namwali Serpell's "The Furrows"
Oct 21, 2022
Kathryn Scanlan's "Kick the Latch"
Oct 14, 2022
Hua Hsu's "Stay True"
Oct 07, 2022
Andrew Sean Greer's "Less is Lost"
Sep 30, 2022
Yiyun Li's "The Book of Goose"
Sep 23, 2022
Rachel Aviv's "Strangers to Ourselves: Unsettled Minds and the Stories That Make Us"
Sep 16, 2022
For the Love of Print: Chloe Watlington, Michelle Chihara, Jeff Weiss and Schessa Garbutt
Sep 09, 2022
The Art of Translation: Andrew Way Leong, Bruna Dantas Lobato, Robin Myers, and Magdalena Edwards
Sep 02, 2022
Elizabeth Kolbert's "Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future"
Aug 26, 2022
K-Ming Chang's "Gods of Want"
Aug 19, 2022
Alexandra Lange's "Meet Me by the Fountain: An Inside History of the Mall"
Aug 12, 2022
Elvia Wilk's "Death By Landscape"
Aug 05, 2022
Raquel Gutiérrez's "Brown Neon"
Jul 29, 2022
Joseph Osmundson's "Virology"
Jul 22, 2022
Claire Denis's "Both Sides of the Blade"
Jul 15, 2022
Ruth Wilson Gilmore's "Abolition Geography: Essays Toward Liberation"
Jul 08, 2022
Natalia Molina's "A Place at the Nayarit: How a Mexican Restaurant Nourished A Community"
Jul 01, 2022
Ottessa Moshfegh's "Lapvona"
Jun 24, 2022
Nell Zink's "Avalon"
Jun 17, 2022
Renee Gladman's "Plans for Sentences"
Jun 10, 2022
Elif Batuman's "Either/Or"
Jun 03, 2022
Shelly Oria's "I Know What’s Best for You: Stories on Reproductive Freedom"
May 27, 2022
Hernan Diaz's "Trust"
May 20, 2022
Celia Paul's "Letters to Gwen John"
May 13, 2022
Douglas Stuart's "Young Mungo"
May 06, 2022
Margo Jefferson's "Constructing a Nervous System"
Apr 29, 2022
Andrey Kurkov's "Grey Bees"
Apr 22, 2022
Patti Smith's "The Melting"
Apr 15, 2022
NoViolet Bulawayo's "Glory"
Apr 08, 2022
John Markoff's "Whole Earth" and Ulysses Jenkins's "Without Your Interpretation"
Apr 01, 2022
Danielle Lindemann's "True Story: What Reality TV Says About Us"
Mar 25, 2022
Adam Phillips's "On Wanting to Change" and "On Getting Better"
Mar 18, 2022
Pankaj Mishra's "Run and Hide"
Mar 11, 2022
Claire-Louise Bennett's "Checkout 19"
Mar 04, 2022
Isaac Butler's "The Method"
Feb 25, 2022
Lewis R. Gordon’s “Fear of Black Consciousness”
Feb 18, 2022
Sheila Heti's "Pure Colour"
Feb 11, 2022
Francesco Pacifico "The Women I Love"
Feb 04, 2022
Neel Patel's "Tell Me How To Be":
Jan 28, 2022
Tochi Onyebuchi's "Goliath"
Jan 21, 2022
Gary Shteyngart's "Our Country Friends"
Jan 14, 2022
Arundhati Roy on Freedom, Fascism and Fiction
Jan 07, 2022
The Best of 2021 Show
Dec 31, 2021
Anna Della Subin’s “Accidental Gods”
Dec 24, 2021
Sam Quinones’s “The Least of Us”
Dec 17, 2021
Online Together: A Roundtable Discussion with Christoph Bieber, Safiya Noble, and Anna Wiener
Dec 11, 2021
James Hannaham's "Pilot Impostor"
Dec 03, 2021
Melissa Anderson's "Inland Empire" and Pippa Garner's "Immaculate Misconceptions"
Nov 26, 2021
José Vadi’s “Inter State: Essays from California”
Nov 19, 2021
Ruth Ozeki's "The Book of Form and Emptiness"
Nov 12, 2021
Tom McCarthy's "The Making of Incarnation"
Nov 05, 2021
Natalie Diaz: Postcolonial Love Poem
Oct 29, 2021
Todd Haynes: The Velvet Underground
Oct 22, 2021
Dodie Bellamy's "Bee Reaved;" and Mia Hansen-Love's on Bergman Island
Oct 14, 2021
Kelefa Sanneh's "Major Labels: A History of Popular Music in Seven Genres"
Oct 07, 2021
Cynthia Cruz’s “The Melancholia of Class: A Manifesto for the Working Class”
Oct 01, 2021
Betsy West and Julie Cohen: My Name is Pauli Murray
Sep 24, 2021
Amia Srinivasan: The Right to Sex
Sep 17, 2021
Maggie Nelson: "On Freedom: Four Songs of Care and Constraint"
Sep 10, 2021
Kaveh Akbar's "Pilgrim Bell"
Sep 03, 2021
Rachel Greenwald Smith On Compromise
Aug 27, 2021
Matthew Specktor’s “Always Crashing in the Same Car: On Art, Crisis, and Los Angeles, California”
Aug 20, 2021
Nawaaz Ahmed's Radiant Fugitives
Aug 13, 2021
Hogir Hirori, Director of Sabaya
Aug 06, 2021
Katie Kitamura's "Intimacies"
Jul 30, 2021
Rivka Galchen: Everybody Knows Your Mother is a Witch
Jul 23, 2021
Claire Fuller's Unsettled Ground
Jul 16, 2021
Zakiya Dalila Harris: The Other Black Girl
Jul 09, 2021
Davarian L. Baldwin: In The Shadow of the Ivory Tower: How Universities Are Plundering Our Cities
Jul 02, 2021
Kristen Arnett: With Teeth
Jun 25, 2021
Kate Zambreno: To Write As If Already Dead; & Susan Bernofsky: Clairvoyant of the Small
Jun 18, 2021
Joan Silber: Secrets of Happiness
Jun 11, 2021
Carol Anderson's The Second: Race and Guns in a Fatally Unequal America
Jun 04, 2021
Matthew Heineman: The Boy from Medellin
May 28, 2021
Sarah Schulman: Let the Record Show ACT UP NYC, 1987-93
May 21, 2021
Jacqueline Rose: On Violence and On Violence Against Women
May 14, 2021
Larissa Pham's Pop Song: Adventures in Art and Intimacy
May 07, 2021
Helen Oyeyemi: Peaces
Apr 30, 2021
George Saunders: A Swim in a Pond in the Rain
Apr 23, 2021
Nick Pinkerton Says Goodbye to Dragon Inn
Apr 16, 2021
Rachel Kushner Amongst The Hard Crowd
Apr 09, 2021
Jackie Wang: The Sunflower Cast a Spell to Save Us From the Void
Apr 02, 2021
Jo Ann Beard's Festival Days
Mar 26, 2021
Chanda Prescod-Weinstein's Disordered Cosmos
Mar 19, 2021
Contrasting Interiors: Christine Smallwood's Life of the Mind and Sara Davis' Scapegoat
Mar 12, 2021
Brian Dillon Supposes a Sentence
Mar 05, 2021
Claudio Lomnitz's Nuestra America: A Jewish Latin American Odyssey
Feb 26, 2021
Lauren Oyler's Fake Accounts
Feb 19, 2021
Valentine Special: Gay Bars and Boyfriends with Jeremy Atherton Lin and Brontez Purnell
Feb 12, 2021
From The Break to Bridgerton with Taylor Renee Aldridge and Patricia A Matthew
Feb 05, 2021
Elizabeth Kolbert, Under a White Sky: The Nature of the Future
Jan 29, 2021
Kink Lit: A Conversation with R. O. Kwon and Garth Greenwell
Jan 22, 2021
The Delightful Rage of Fran Lebowitz Revisited
Jan 15, 2021
National Book Award Winner Charles Yu Interior Chinatown: Satire, Metafiction, & Anti-Racism
Jan 09, 2021
Karla Cornejo Villavicencio: The Undocumented Americans
Jan 02, 2021
Big Freedia: God Save the Queen Diva
Dec 26, 2020
Best of the Worst Year Ever Show
Dec 18, 2020
Kiese Laymon: How to Slowly Kill Yourself and Others in America
Dec 11, 2020
Alex Ross in Wagner's Shadows
Dec 04, 2020
The Magic World of Sarah Shun-Lien Bynum
Nov 27, 2020
Alexander Nanau's Collective Nightmare for Our Time
Nov 20, 2020
The Election and a Changing America: LARB Politics Editor Tom Zoellner on The National Road
Nov 13, 2020
Bryan Washington's Memorial; and Election Reflections
Nov 06, 2020
Women Against the Odds: Talking to Filmmaker Garrett Bradley & Art Legends, the Guerrilla Girls
Oct 30, 2020
Friending Thanatos: Richard Seymour's The Twittering Machine
Oct 23, 2020
Suzanne Nossle on Local News
Oct 23, 2020
Talking to Alain Mabanckou, author of Black Moses
Oct 16, 2020
Homeland Elegies: Ayad Akhtar on mourning America
Oct 09, 2020
The Only Reader is a Re-Reader: Talking to Vivian Gornick
Oct 02, 2020
Arundhati Roy on Freedom, Fascism & Fiction
Sep 25, 2020
Friendship and Mortality in a Plague Year: Sigrid Nunez on What Are You Going Through
Sep 18, 2020
A Different Addiction Story: Yaa Gyasi talks about Transcendent Kingdom
Sep 11, 2020
Kelli Jo Ford, author of Crooked Hallelujah, on Love and the End Times
Sep 04, 2020
Yan Lianke, author of Three Brothers, on Chinese Life, Law, and Literature
Aug 28, 2020
An Alpaca and a Llama Walk into a Bar: Talking to Joni Murphy, author of Talking Animals
Aug 21, 2020
Life In Between: Awkaeke Emezi on their new novel The Death of Vivek Oji
Aug 16, 2020
Talking Tomboys with Melissa Faliveno
Aug 08, 2020
Aminatou and Ann's Big Friendship
Aug 01, 2020
Talking “Breasts and Eggs” with Japan’s Rising Literary Star, Mieko Kawakami
Jul 23, 2020
When Reform Isn't Enough: Afropessimism's Argument for a New Society
Jul 17, 2020
French Connections: Hirokazu Kore-eda on The Truth; Joyce Zonana on Henri Bosco’s Malicroix
Jul 11, 2020
From Pride Month to Independence Day: the story of Frank Kameny, an LBGBTQ+ Trailblazer
Jul 04, 2020
Changing the Conversation: Laverne Cox and Sam Feder on Trans Representation
Jun 26, 2020
On the Line with Percival Everett
Jun 22, 2020
Death in Her Hands: Talking to Ottessa Moshfegh
Jun 14, 2020
In Conversation with Patrisse Cullors, co-founder #BlackLivesMatter
Jun 07, 2020
Juli Delgado Lopera Comes Alive
May 31, 2020
Art in an Emergency: Talking to Olivia Laing and Lucy Ives
May 24, 2020
Wayne Koestenbaum's Whirlwind of Wit & Wisdom
May 17, 2020
Cathy Park Hong Reckons with Minor Feelings
May 10, 2020
A Time Capsule of Queer LA: Tom of Finland & Circus of Books
May 03, 2020
Wow, it's Samantha Irby
Apr 26, 2020
Crime & Punishment & RuPaul’s Drag Race: Talking to Rufi Thorpe, author of The Knockout Queen
Apr 19, 2020
It Was A Good Day: Talking the Rise of Gangsta Rap with Felicia Angeja Viator
Apr 11, 2020
Literary LA: Our Meteoric Quarantine with Harry Dodge
Apr 04, 2020
Coronavirus Quarantine Encore: A Podcast About Nothing with Jenny Odell
Mar 28, 2020
The Roots of California's Modernist Utopia: Tuberculosis and Teutonic Nudism
Mar 21, 2020
The Mystery of the Empty Nest: Journalist Joshua Hammer on Wildlife Crime
Mar 15, 2020
Best of Difficult Women
Mar 08, 2020
The Wild Tales of Walter Mosley
Feb 29, 2020
Literary LA: Janet Fitch on Kate Braverman; and Tom Lutz's Slippy Debut
Feb 22, 2020
Isabella Rossellini & the Links Between Us
Feb 14, 2020
Garth Greenwell's Cleanness
Feb 08, 2020
Literary LA: Satire, Metafiction, Anti-Racist Critique in Charles Yu's Interior Chinatown
Feb 01, 2020
Viet Thanh Nguyen in Conversation with Tom Lutz
Jan 25, 2020
Portrait of a Feminist Filmmaker
Jan 19, 2020
Hilton Als on His Playwrighting Debut: Robert Wilson, Race, and the Avant Garde
Jan 10, 2020
J Hoberman: Ronald Reagan, Donald Trump and the American Political Imaginary
Jan 03, 2020
The Best of 2019: Books, TV, Movies, and More
Dec 27, 2019
Literary LA: Witches, Wisdom, and an Oracle for Our Troubled Times
Dec 21, 2019
Darryl Pinckney: Reflections on the Present through the Prism of Our History
Dec 14, 2019
Archive Fever: Marion Stokes' 24-Hour News Cycle
Dec 06, 2019
Generosity: Frederic Tuten's Life of Art, Literature, and Solidarity
Nov 29, 2019
Literary LA: Yogita Goyal on the Slave Narrative, Past and Present
Nov 22, 2019
Literary LA: Eve Babitz Back in Print
Nov 15, 2019
Monique Truong's 19th Century Triptych Portraiture
Nov 09, 2019
Natasha Stagg's Fashionworld Phantasmagoria
Nov 02, 2019
Tori Reid Talks to the Iconic Nikki Giovanni
Oct 31, 2019
Leslie Jamison on Everything
Oct 25, 2019
Director Bong Joon Ho Talks Parasite
Oct 18, 2019
Literary LA: Stephen Van Dyck Meets People from the Internet
Oct 11, 2019
The Formation of the #MeToo Canon
Oct 04, 2019
Sarah M Broom's Autobiography of a House
Sep 28, 2019
A Podcast About Nothing with Jenny Odell
Sep 20, 2019
Recasting American Mythology: Tea Obreht's Western for the 21st Century
Sep 12, 2019
Literary LA: Susan Straight In the Country of Women
Sep 06, 2019
Race and Reparative Writing; plus, the Cutthroat World of Translation
Aug 29, 2019
21st Century Globalized Capitalism in Microcosm: American Factory
Aug 23, 2019
Among the Believers: Ammon Bundy and America's Armed Libertarian Right-Wing
Aug 16, 2019
The Roots of California's Modernist Utopia: Tuberculosis and Teutonic Nudism
Aug 09, 2019
James Ellroy and Tom Lutz: The Storm in 1942 Los Angeles
Aug 02, 2019
Brazil's Tragedy and the Global Crisis of Democracy
Jul 26, 2019
Ariana Reines' Quest for 21st Century Epic Verse
Jul 19, 2019
Radio Hour: Part Two with Bookworm’s Michael Silverblatt
Jul 16, 2019
Generosity: Frederic Tuten's Life of Art, Literature, and Solidarity
Jul 12, 2019
Tragedy and Inspiration: Cherrie Moraga on Her Mother, the Chicanx Diaspora, and the Age of Trump
Jul 05, 2019
Historical Frictions: Jordy Rosenberg, Jack Sheppard and Imagining Transgender Lives in the Archive
Jun 28, 2019
Breaking Down the Binary with Jacob Tobia
Jun 20, 2019
John Waters: Holding Court with the King of Filth
Jun 14, 2019
Commitment and Trust, Past and Present, with Erica Jong and Susan Choi
Jun 06, 2019
The LA Times Book Prize Winners: Nafissa Thompson-Spires and Carl Phillips
May 31, 2019
Hanif Abdurraqib's Love Letters to A Tribe Called Quest & Claire Vaye Watkins' Desert Futurism
May 24, 2019
Homecoming: Laila Lalami on The Other Americans & a Mother's Day Tribute with Jo Giese
May 17, 2019
Werner Herzog on Meeting Mikhail Gorbachev
May 10, 2019
Sally Rooney: Great Expectations
May 03, 2019
Talent Show: Juliet Lapidos and Tom Lutz
Apr 26, 2019
Opening Up with William E Jones
Apr 19, 2019
A Tale of Two Karens
Apr 11, 2019
Brooklyn's Loss is LA's Gain: Morgan Parker and Tommy Pico
Apr 05, 2019
Bannon Agonistes: Alison Klayman's The Brink
Mar 29, 2019
At the Movies with Geoff Dyer
Mar 22, 2019
Deborah Eisenberg's Duck is Our Duck
Mar 15, 2019
Imagining My Brother's Return - Borjas
Mar 08, 2019
Strange Journeys: Chloe Aridjis' Sea Monsters
Mar 08, 2019
A Difficult Woman: The Fierceness and Feminism of Andrea Dworkin
Mar 01, 2019
Identity Theft
Feb 22, 2019
Three Cynics and a Funeral
Feb 14, 2019
Circling the Abyss: Talking to Sam Lipsyte, author of Hark
Feb 08, 2019
Mitchell S Jackson's Survival Math
Feb 01, 2019
Jeffrey Yang and the Mystique of Marfa
Jan 25, 2019
And the Winner for the Best Documentary is...
Jan 18, 2019
John McPhee's Magisterial Patchwork
Jan 11, 2019
Telling Stories and Telling Histories: Wayetu Moore's She Would Be King
Jan 04, 2019
The Best of 2018: Books, TV, Movies, and More
Dec 28, 2018
John Wray's Improbable Leap of Faith
Dec 21, 2018
LA Stories: Howard Hughes, Starlets, and Outcast Punks in Dystopia
Dec 14, 2018
The Body as Archive
Dec 07, 2018
William Cooper, Conspiracy Theories, and The Decline of the American Mind
Nov 30, 2018
Chris Kraus' Social Practice
Nov 23, 2018
Rethinking Identity with Kwame Anthony Appiah
Nov 16, 2018
Centering the Margins: A Conversation with Patrisse Cullors
Nov 09, 2018
Sandi Tan Talks Inspiration, Betrayal, and Singapore's First Indie Film
Nov 02, 2018
Matt Tyrnauer's Histories of American Glamour & Sexuality
Oct 26, 2018
Your Brain on Capitalism: Martijn Konings Deconstructs the Neo-Liberal Order
Oct 19, 2018
Owls in the Fog: Ben Marcus and Brian Phillips
Oct 12, 2018
Seth Greenland's New Nineteenth Century Novel
Oct 05, 2018
The Delightful Rage of Fran Lebowitz
Sep 28, 2018
Minding the Gap with Bing Liu
Sep 20, 2018
Michael Arceneaux's Faith: Beyonce, Writing, and Romance
Sep 14, 2018
Porochista Khakpour: Reflections on Being Sick
Sep 07, 2018
Reconciling the Mother and the Artist with Jori Finkel
Aug 30, 2018
Martin Duberman on The Gay Movement Past & Present
Aug 24, 2018
The Poverty of Wealth with Lauren Greenfield
Aug 17, 2018
Inside Bachelor Nation with Amy Kaufman
Aug 10, 2018
Our Homes, Ourselves: Reading Interiors with Lydia Millet
Aug 03, 2018
The Ties That Bind? Three Identical Strangers
Jul 27, 2018
The Science of Fiction: David Naimon on Ursula K Le Guin
Jul 20, 2018
Mister Rogers and the Art of Radical Empathy
Jul 13, 2018
Joseph O'Neill is up to "Good Trouble"
Jul 05, 2018
Rebecca Makkai and the Burdens of History
Jun 29, 2018
"Would You Have Waited for Me?" Tayari Jones' An American Marriage
Jun 22, 2018
Johanna Drucker: The Ecological Longview
Jun 15, 2018
Carmen Maria Machado and Jenny Zhang
Jun 08, 2018
Morgan Jerkins’ Vulnerable Bravery
Jun 01, 2018
Wim Wenders on Pope Francis: The Man and His Words
May 25, 2018
Talking About Race with Ijeoma Oluo
May 18, 2018
Ryan Holiday on Nick Denton, Peter Thiel, and the Conspiracy against Gawker
May 10, 2018
In the Frame: Los Angeles & Sharp Women Writers
May 04, 2018
A Deep Dive into Pop Culture with Hanif Abdurraqib
Apr 27, 2018
Ayelet Waldman's Psychedelic Salvation
Apr 19, 2018
Junot Diaz Writes for a New Generation
Apr 12, 2018
The Science of Feelings and the Origins of Culture
Apr 06, 2018
Sean Penn's Latest Role: Novelist
Mar 30, 2018
Maxine Hong Kingston: Warrior of Peace
Mar 22, 2018
Dispatches From The Border
Mar 16, 2018
Bassem Youssef's Revolutionary Comedy
Mar 09, 2018
The Literature of Exile
Mar 02, 2018
Huck Finn on the LA River
Feb 23, 2018
Love and Jealousy
Feb 16, 2018
The Faith and Fortitude of Min Jin Lee
Feb 09, 2018
An Evening with Alan Alda and K.C. Cole
Feb 02, 2018
Lovers and Liars
Jan 26, 2018
Queer Memoir Part Two: Feeling Mean with Myriam Gurba
Jan 19, 2018
Queer Memoir Part One: Feeling Creepy with Jonathan Alexander
Jan 12, 2018
Russia, Romance, Revolution! Janet Fitch’s The Revolution of Marina M
Jan 04, 2018
Masha Gessen on Russia's Evolution from Soviet Socialism to Putinism
Dec 29, 2017
Ragnaroket Science: Clifford Johnson's Comic Book Explains the Universe
Dec 22, 2017
Errol Morris Explores the Death of Truth in America, Past and Present
Dec 15, 2017
Controversial Jews
Dec 08, 2017
Freeman’s Bright Future for New Writing Across the Globe; plus Kurniawan’s Beauty is a Wound
Nov 30, 2017
Liska Jacobs’ Catalina: A Crash & Burn Tale for Our Times; plus Chris Kraus’ Video Green
Nov 23, 2017
Robin Campillo's BPM Captures the Vitality & Tragedy of ACT UP Paris in the 90s; plus Canine Lit
Nov 17, 2017
Lynn Comella on the Feminst Sexual Revolution that Shook the Nation; + Katherine Heiny
Nov 10, 2017
An Israeli & Palestinian Dinner at the Center of the Earth with Nathan Englander; & Rachel Cusk
Nov 02, 2017
Literary & Artistic Connections: Manchester to Oaxaca to LA; plus, Pankaj Mishra's Histories
Oct 26, 2017
Ai Weiwei on Human Flow: Refugees, Art, History, Spirit & Nature
Oct 19, 2017
Karen Tei Yamashita's Letters to Memory; plus Sylvia by Leonard Michaels
Oct 12, 2017
Orange County: A Literary Field Guide; plus Rebecca Tuhus-Dubrow's Age of the Walkman
Oct 05, 2017
Chiara Barzini's Los Angeles Before the Earthquake; plus, Play Dead by Francine Harris
Sep 28, 2017
Natalie J Graham Begin with a Failed Body; plus Russian Emigre Short Stories after October 1917
Sep 21, 2017
Dolores Huerta & Peter Bratt La Lucha Continua at 87; plus, David Plante's Difficult Women
Sep 14, 2017
Trump’s “Empire of Disorientation”: Philosopher Hans Sluga on Donald Trump
Sep 08, 2017
Lucy Ives Impossible Views of the World; plus Roxane Gay's Hunger
Sep 07, 2017
Bryan Fogel’s Icarus Has the Dope on Putin; plus Tom Atwood’s LGBTQ Home Pics
Aug 31, 2017
Imani Tolliver Runaway: A Memoir in Verse; plus Elena Ferrante's The Lost Daughter
Aug 24, 2017
Danzy Senna's New People: Race, Identity, Romance, & Jonestown; plus Toni Cade Bambara
Aug 17, 2017
Frank Gehry in Dialogue with Joseph Giovannini
Aug 10, 2017
In Depth with Poet Douglas Kearney; plus The Healers by Awi Kwei Armah
Aug 03, 2017
Lorin Stein of The Paris Review in Dialogue with Tom Lutz; plus Jim Shepard's The World to Come
Jul 28, 2017
Harmony Holiday Hollywood Forever; plus Garth Greenwell on Yiyun Li
Jul 21, 2017
Peter J Harris' Johnson Chronicles; plus Dick Gregory's Autobiography
Jul 13, 2017
Errol Morris on His B-Side: Elsa Dorfman's Portrait Photography; plus, Alison Lurie's Nowhere City
Jul 06, 2017
Jonathan Lethem is More Alive and Less Lonely; plus The Man Who Shot Out My Eye is Dead
Jun 29, 2017
Deborah Nelson on Tough Women; plus praise for Motherest
Jun 22, 2017
Amelia Gray on her new novel Isadora; plus The Last Wolf by Lazlo Krasznahorkai
Jun 15, 2017
Jess Arndt on Large Animals: Stories; plus Brian Blanchfield's Proxies: Essays Near Knowing
Jun 09, 2017
Mary Gaitskill in Dialogue with Tom Lutz and Laurie Winer
Jun 01, 2017
Joyce Carol Oates, Morgan Parker, and Fiona Maazel at the LA Times Bookfest
May 25, 2017
Garth Greenwell, Marcy Dermansky, and Dana Spiotta at the LA Times Bookfest
May 19, 2017
Janet Sarbanes' The Protester Has Been Released; plus recent Chinese LGBT literature
May 12, 2017
Laura Poitras on Risk, her new film about Julian Assange. Plus, Russell Banks' America
May 04, 2017
EP08 - Losing Critical Voices?
Apr 29, 2017
Abdellah Taia's Another Morocco; & Gershom Scholem's Mystical Messiah Sabbatai Sevi
Apr 27, 2017
Kellie Jones South of Pico: Black Artists in LA in the 60s & 70s; plus Irene Nemirovsky recommended
Apr 20, 2017
George Prochnik on Gershom Scholem, Benjamin, and Jerusalem; Elif Batuman The People in Trees
Apr 14, 2017
Elif Batuman The Idiot; Donika Kelly Bestiary; Honoring Robert Silvers
Apr 07, 2017
The Real Word - EP07v2
Apr 06, 2017
Melissa Febos Abandon Me; plus The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl
Mar 30, 2017
Naima Keith & The California African American Museum
Mar 24, 2017
Real Word Episode 06 - Everything I Never Told You
Mar 23, 2017
Akhil Reed Amar on Trump and the Constitution
Mar 16, 2017
Valeria Luiselli's Tale of Children Refugees Tell Me How It Ends; Sarah Manguso on 8
Mar 10, 2017
Real Word Episode 5 - The Tattooed Soldier
Mar 08, 2017
Sarah Manguso 300 Arguments; plus One Hundred Demons Recommended
Mar 02, 2017
Film Now Panel: Justin Chang, J D Connor, Gil Robertson, Cathy Schulman, Anna Shechtman
Feb 23, 2017
Real Word Episode 4
Feb 20, 2017
Vanessa Davis Spaniel Rage; Sarah Schulman People in Trouble; plus Emily Dickinson Readings
Feb 17, 2017
Literature vs Trump: Iranian Poet Moshen Emadi & San Pedro's Martabel Wasserman
Feb 10, 2017
The Real Word Episode 3
Feb 08, 2017
Karina Longworth's You Must Remember This; Monica Coleman's Bipolar Faith
Feb 02, 2017
Best Foreign Films of 2016; Awards Season; Tom Lutz on TC Boyle & DH Lawrence
Jan 27, 2017
The Real Word - Episode Two - Me Before You
Jan 25, 2017
LARB in SF with Ha Jin and Dr. Loco (Jose Cuellar); plus Lena Dunham and Thomas Lux
Jan 20, 2017
The Real Word - Episode One
Jan 13, 2017
LARB in SF w Rabih Alameddine & Jade Chang; Dian Hanson Hails Ren Hang & CP Cavafy Waits for Trump
Jan 12, 2017
Taschen's Dian Hanson on Bob Mizer; plus The Seventh Fire Documents Gangland on the Reservation
Jan 06, 2017
Celebrate the Holidays Soviet Style from Moscow to Los Angeles
Dec 29, 2016
La Resistance Holiday Gift Show with the ACLU, EFF, and Earth Justice
Dec 22, 2016
Susan Kaiser Greenland Mindful Games; Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, & 9/11; Gerard Manley Hopkins
Dec 15, 2016
Emily Witt Future Sex; Leo Braudy on Fame in Trump's America; plus Edna St Vincent Millay
Dec 08, 2016
Leo Braudy Haunted in Trump's America; plus Michael Morpurgo, and Dorothy Parker's Love Song
Dec 01, 2016
Paul Crewes of Wallis Annenberg on LA Theater; plus Anne Sexton & Dinah Lenney
Nov 23, 2016
John Romano on Adapting Philip Roth's American Pastoral; plus Colin Wilson & Mark Strand
Nov 17, 2016
LARB Radio: Simon Reynolds' Glam Rock History Shock and Awe + Denise Levertov & Hortense Powdermaker
Nov 10, 2016
LARB Radio: Jessica Koslow Sqirl Everything I Want To Eat; Gentlemen Prefer Blondes; ee cummings
Nov 03, 2016
LARB Radio: Robert Gottlieb Avid Reader; Tracy Tynan on PG Wodehouse; & WB Yeats The Second Coming
Oct 27, 2016
LARB Radio: Will California End the Death Penalty? Gil Garcetti, Stephen Rohde & Don Franzen
Oct 20, 2016
Radio Hour: Despina Stratigakos "Hitler at Home" & Nicholson Baker on Nabokov's "Speak, Memory"
Oct 13, 2016
LARB Radio: Tracy Tynan's "Wear and Tear", plus D.W. Winnicott
Oct 06, 2016
LARB Radio: Nicholson Baker, "Substitute: Going to School with a Thousand Kids"
Sep 29, 2016
LARB Radio: Ron Arias The Wetback and Other Stories; plus Monica Coleman's Bipolar Faith
Sep 22, 2016
Radio Hour: Lesley MM Blume on Ernest Hemingway, Laura Albert recommends, and Janet Fitch reads
Sep 15, 2016
Laura Albert on the Documentary "Author: The JT Leroy Story"
Sep 08, 2016
Janice Littlejohn on Rumi, Race, and Women in Jazz; plus Evan Kindley's Questionairre
Sep 01, 2016
Walter Shapiro Hustling Hitler & David Ulin with His Ear to the Ground
Aug 25, 2016
Jessica Winter Break In Case Of Emergency
Aug 11, 2016
Jill Leovy on Ghettocide + overcoming post-convention Trump-related anxiety
Aug 04, 2016
Radio Hour: DNC, Kid's Corner, and Meghan Daum
Jul 28, 2016
Radio Hour: Margaret Wappler plus the Hulk Hogan Lawsuit against Gawker
Jul 25, 2016
Radio Hour: Bullsh*t, Jared Kushner, Gay Talese, and Jonah Lehrer
Jul 14, 2016
LARB Radio Claire Hoffman & Sandra Tsing Loh
Jul 07, 2016
Radio Hour: Julia Claiborne Johnson
Jul 01, 2016
Radio Hour: Lauren Weedman's 'Miss Fortune' & David Ulin on Donald Trump
Jun 24, 2016
LARB Radio Hour: Father’s Day, The Tony’s, and Drinking Mare's Milk
Jun 17, 2016
Radio Hour: Michelle Latiolais
Jun 10, 2016
Don Franzen interviews Baz Dreisinger about prisons around the world.
Jun 04, 2016
On Democracy: An Interview with Roslyn Fuller
Jun 03, 2016
Jack Miles on his Anthology of Religion & Ryan Gattis recommends Southland
Jun 02, 2016
Cynthia D'Aprix Sweeney The Nest plus John Romano on Daniel Deronda
May 26, 2016
LARB Radio Hour: Ryan Gattis All Involved
May 19, 2016
Radio Hour: Burglary Meets Design and Red Hen's New “LA Fiction Anthology”
May 12, 2016
Radio Hour: BEK, “The Violet Hour” and The American West
May 05, 2016
Radio Hour: Sarah Bakewell, Tony Tulathimutte, and Andrea Kleine
Apr 28, 2016
Radio Hour: Rainn Wilson, Mei Fong, and “Game of Thrones”
Apr 21, 2016
Radio Hour: Marcia Clark, Sonny Liew, and Steve Wasserman
Apr 14, 2016
Radio Hour: Bruce Wagner’s Ouevre and Johan Huizinga
Apr 07, 2016
Radio Hour: Deanne Stillman’s “Twentynine Palms” and Nora Ephron
Mar 31, 2016
Radio Hour: “Hamilton,” “City of Gold,” and “Our Mutual Friend”
Mar 24, 2016
Radio Hour: Sandra Tsing Loh’s “The Madwoman in the Volvo”
Mar 17, 2016
Radio Hour: “The People v. O.J. Simpson” and Remembering D-Day’s Surprising Black Heroes
Mar 10, 2016
Radio Hour: Showtime’s “Billions” and “The Imaginary 20th Century”
Mar 03, 2016
Radio Hour: Adapting Philip Roth, “Armed Response,” and the Limits of Free Speech
Feb 25, 2016
Radio Hour: Justice Scalia’s Legacy and “The Coiled Serpent”
Feb 18, 2016
John Rechy in Conversation with Tom Lutz
Feb 08, 2016
Radio Hour: Kareem Abdul-Jabbar’s Debut Novel, the Villainy of Tom Sawyer, and Donald Trump
Feb 04, 2016
Radio Hour: Making a Murderer, Living the Secular Life, and a Digestive Tract Trilogy
Jan 28, 2016
Radio Hour: Woody Guthrie’s Years in Los Angeles
Jan 21, 2016
David L. Ulin
Jan 19, 2016
Radio Hour: David Bowie’s Legacy, Bilingual MFA Programs, and Is Sean Penn a Good Writer?
Jan 14, 2016
Tom's Book Club: Percival Everett
Dec 15, 2015
Brad Listi
Dec 08, 2015
J. Ryan Stradal
Nov 23, 2015
Radio Hour: David Ulin Comes to Terms with Los Angeles
Oct 23, 2015
Farley Elliott
Oct 19, 2015
Amelia Gray
Oct 05, 2015
James Sie and Sungyoon Choi
Sep 28, 2015
Jay Rubin
Aug 18, 2015
South Korean Novelists Bae Suah and Cheon Myeong-kwan
Aug 05, 2015
Oliver Wang
Jul 08, 2015
Radio Hour: The Success of Amy Schumer, Genre Fiction, and Russian Noir
Jun 18, 2015
Sam Sweet
Jun 12, 2015
Radio Hour: Part One with Bookworm's Michael Silverblatt
Jun 11, 2015
Erwin Chemerinsky on the 2nd Anniversary of Snowden Leaks
Jun 05, 2015
Radio Hour: Debating Vanessa Place's 'Gone with the Wind' Controversy
Jun 04, 2015
Radio Hour: Naomi Hirahara, Critical Theory, and Literary Hub
May 28, 2015
Patricia Wakida
May 28, 2015
Radio Hour: McSweeney's Crowdfunding and Tommywood
May 21, 2015
Grace Jung
May 19, 2015
Radio Hour: Avenging the Armenian Genocide, #TwitterFiction Festival
May 14, 2015
Sam Quinones
May 08, 2015
Radio Hour: Charlie Hebdo's Courage Award & Pulitzer Prize Finalist Laila Lalami
May 07, 2015
Radio Hour: Nikki Giovanni, Ego Plum, and "Girl in a Band"
Apr 30, 2015
Radio Hour: Günter Grass, Shame Reading, & Laurie's Apology
Apr 23, 2015
Radio Hour: Literary Immortality, "Wolf Hall," & LA Times Festival of Books
Apr 16, 2015
Radio Hour: Humorist Ellis Weiner
Apr 09, 2015
Laila Lalami
Apr 03, 2015
Radio Hour: Meghan Daum's "Selfish, Shallow, and Self-Absorbed"
Apr 01, 2015
Judith Butler on Demonstrating Precarity
Mar 23, 2015
Radio Hour: “Satin Island,” Cultural References & Finding a Lost City
Mar 19, 2015
Radio Hour: Schmaltz, "Citizen Four" & Rachel Cusk's "Outline"
Mar 12, 2015
Cynthia Kadohata
Mar 10, 2015
Jake Heggie
Mar 06, 2015
Radio Hour: ISIS propaganda; What is a public intellectual?
Mar 05, 2015
Michael Marder
Mar 04, 2015
Alain Mabanckou
Mar 03, 2015
Radio Hour: Oscar-worthy acting & literary tourism
Feb 26, 2015
Radio Hour: Harper Lee, Literary Hub, & Fifty Shades of Grey
Feb 20, 2015
Radio Hour: Episode 2
Feb 13, 2015
Scott Timberg
Feb 09, 2015