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LARB is a nonprofit dedicated to promoting & disseminating rigorous, incisive, & engaging writing on literature, culture, & the arts. @LARB_Workshop @LARBBooks

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"He was in a constant internal battle over Foucault’s legitimacy as a Marxist, and he leaned into this, as a provoc… https://t.co/w5xIydFfwD.@colinmarshall remembers Kevin O'Rourke and his memoir “My Korea”: https://t.co/vCPV0HDXk1“Was Toussaint a republican? Sudhir Hazareesingh tells us so often, even if the evidence is contradictory.” Adolf A… https://t.co/d1AqNrniF1Lara Trump wants to run for the Senate from NC. Question: Who is Lara Trump? Answers from @amywilentz on @thenationhttps://t.co/VXhgcCKnzf"Our lives as individuals intersect in so many interesting ways, and yet we will always remain strangers on some le… https://t.co/TCWOTl98tr"Hitchcock wanted pure ambiguity, which is what he got from Cary Grant, and what he got from Ingrid Bergman, who is… https://t.co/DhaKYkP6JJIn "Sensoria: Thinkers for the Twenty-First Century," McKenzie Wark "pursues a kind of theory-praxis that explores… https://t.co/RVRI5kmeRz
11/26
2020
"Friendship makes this story, and life itself, possible in so many ways." —@njooyounkim in conversation with… https://t.co/KkfL8Sm4BOStacey Abrams: The Fight for Georgia — and for @ReverendWarnock and Jon @ossoff — on @thenation podcast.… https://t.co/Au8zZ3GMa4“Ray Bradbury is less interested in actual detection or violence than in the magic of mystery, the power of the unk… https://t.co/1uKb4tcGEx"I think maybe [Hitchcock] thought he could be Cary Grant, because Cary Grant wasn’t really Cary Grant." —Dan Calla… https://t.co/6eCFhCPPqi"For Wark, the term 'Anthropocene' has too much of the tang of crisis, whereas the condition it names is rather sim… https://t.co/wN2S6ElM33“However much it's softened over the past three decades, South Korea's disinclination to accommodate foreigners, an… https://t.co/bA3WlrtYd0“Ray Bradbury’s life of crime spanned seven decades. Unlike Elmore Leonard and Brian Garfield, who started with Wes… https://t.co/UEBsuQafRTI am deeply humbled and honored to have conducted the last interview of John O'Brien, founder of @Dalkey_Archive, f… https://t.co/Y7PkiQztmf
Retweeted by LA Review of Books (LARB)Alice L. Baumgartner "sagaciously revitalizes our understanding of the forces that led to Civil War through a trans… https://t.co/2RqZn4Vqa4“Ray Bradbury’s life of crime spanned seven decades. Unlike Elmore Leonard and Brian Garfield, who started with Wes… https://t.co/OkNy7RSyyo"Freelance journalists like myself also don’t have any media outlet backing us up when we are in these dangerous pl… https://t.co/r6uF2lrxBB
11/25
2020
#WhoDoTheyThinkWeAre | Tuesday, 12/01: @uciforum1 & LARB present the second in a series of discussions of the globa… https://t.co/94kznHuDpVTerry Gross talks with @JonWiener about "Conspiracy in the Streets" (@thenewpress), the book about the trial that i… https://t.co/VQpJFEsBZ1Again, thank you for the outpouring of support. For the folks asking, my book about OutKast’s influence on the Amer… https://t.co/fPDiD98lTJ
Retweeted by LA Review of Books (LARB)In her latest from @BasicBooks, Alice L. Baumgartner "sagaciously revitalizes our understanding of the forces that… https://t.co/2O28B0ZGfk“Ray Bradbury’s crime writing is not really distinct from his SF. Both are projections of the same authorial worldv… https://t.co/fhigK8fMYc“As long as you are centering the victims’ voices, you will not normalize the violence.” Andalusia Soloff in conver… https://t.co/0NAwpteoEKIn honor of John O’Brien, publisher and founder of @Dalkey_Archive, here are some books they’ve published that I tr… https://t.co/XAJVvyk0VI
Retweeted by LA Review of Books (LARB)A new way to #ShopSmall and #SupportLARB: learn about book design from @TomComitta, who designed many of the… https://t.co/dgFznG3zbqFor this week’s Korea Blog, @colinmarshall writes on “A Korean Odyssey: Island-Hopping in Choppy Waters” by Michael… https://t.co/7YGK0miS5yThe #TrialOfTheChicago7: is it great courtroom drama — or boomer porn? Legendary Village Voice film critic J. Hober… https://t.co/VzbHv5drJG"To be wealthy — to live a spiritually free life — is, according to Martin Hägglund, to use your allotted time for… https://t.co/I69pUjIVyN"What does it mean in 2020 for Jews to be 'off white,' to be beneficiaries of white privilege, while also being unc… https://t.co/BVuFJWQjzm“How might women of color, through acts of self-construction, effectively narrativize their own suffering...?” —Kim… https://t.co/80R5BTolA0"Better respect for maintenance would make for better, and more valuable, innovation." Alex Pang reads "The Innovat… https://t.co/sUspaI5fST“Read from Toronto, we can see 'City of Quartz' as a working theory of global cities 'writ large.'” —David Helps di… https://t.co/XwGNzG7qr5"What good is the ability to speak truth to power if no one is listening?" —John Compton on L. Benjamin Rolsky's b… https://t.co/bQ4EEac0v0"As his research progressed, Lees experienced an increasing feverishness in the quest, mirroring the febrile obsess… https://t.co/ubUPS5mTyT"The Sense of Brown" by the late José Esteban Muñoz could not have come at a better time, writes Roy Pérez. https://t.co/0JCpFL8xepThe #Covid vaccines have been created with billions of dollars of taxpayer funding. So how come Big Pharma gets to… https://t.co/xai2Elezaq"Yiddishism creates a spectral connection with the past, just as any ideology stands as a spectral substitute for t… https://t.co/uFoWdOC6q9"Unfortunately, many people cling to the idea that homelessness can’t happen to them if they work hard. The poor co… https://t.co/NVi7rQptbzPoet Anthony Seidman, who spent his Angeleno childhood in the '80s dodging “heshers,” makes peace with the sounds o… https://t.co/3lTu8S6AIe
11/24
2020
“How might women of color, through acts of self-construction, effectively narrativize their own suffering...?” —… https://t.co/DQKqcN6bWK"We are individually maximizing to our individual and collective doom." —Alexa Hazel https://t.co/rnlKY4QOH9“All writing is an argument. Eliot’s 'The Waste Land' is as much 'critical thinking' as 'The Sacred Wood' is (and n… https://t.co/kNXL4z0fiQ"Better respect for maintenance would make for better, and more valuable, innovation." @askpang reads "The Innovati… https://t.co/ZWqX0XfPw0“Read from Toronto, we can see 'City of Quartz' as a working theory of global cities 'writ large.'” —@davidrhelps d… https://t.co/VrqmG3Kwvh"What good is the ability to speak truth to power if no one is listening?" —@JohnWCompton2 on L. Benjamin Rolsky's… https://t.co/uyMyTHMYNC"As his research progressed, Lees experienced an increasing feverishness in the quest, mirroring the febrile obsess… https://t.co/MvyAVUpXob"The Sense of Brown" (@DukePress) by the late José Esteban Muñoz could not have come at a better time, writes… https://t.co/IqHgXeSRc1Correct. https://t.co/cwwnXhcixG https://t.co/8Gl7YQKsgNThinking about air during the #COVID19 pandemic: https://t.co/RUpQRe0HOm
Retweeted by LA Review of Books (LARB)My latest for @Philosoph_Salon @LAReviewofBooks on why we crucially need air at this time — #PhilosophyTwitter https://t.co/07IA4A2Hy5
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Retweeted by LA Review of Books (LARB)ICYMI: @JordanSCarroll & @dimmerwahr on Dune. ⏳ https://t.co/QZIwuh8ih5 🐛 https://t.co/pEOxct76cK https://t.co/rNoDzMHBt2"Unfortunately, many people cling to the idea that homelessness can’t happen to them if they work hard. The poor co… https://t.co/bpAm8kHln2I see there is a comments area under Eleanor's article. I welcome yours. https://t.co/aXiVdNCCEf
Retweeted by LA Review of Books (LARB)On unwrapping the plastic of productivity culture from the Pomodoro Technique and finding the campy hourglass under… https://t.co/0ylGmhDDwy
11/23
2020
Beyond the novelty of "The Queen's Gambit," Aaron Bady finds "a wish-fulfillment fantasy of a beautiful, white, fra… https://t.co/QHsb24jEieBeyond the novelty of "The Queen's Gambit," @zunguzungu finds "a wish-fulfillment fantasy of a beautiful, white, fr… https://t.co/qT0VHZPpeR
11/22
2020
"This is why all the things that this show isn’t suddenly seem more salient, right now: all the reasons I loved the… https://t.co/ccmoH72BU0“Certainly there are many different ways of going hungry. But none of them is worse than doing it in the midst of a… https://t.co/DFZTxyxThP"This is why all the things that this show isn’t suddenly seem more salient, right now: all the reasons I loved the… https://t.co/RlVDpQ7Z1q"Throughout 'Defacing the Monument,' Briante simultaneously theorizes and performs documentary poetic work, asking:… https://t.co/yUvVpvGgI1"Just like the photos I have been making, everyone feels a bit out of focus, and fragmented. We are living a pixela… https://t.co/znQheJj0wq"Eilenberger has the excellent idea of not even trying to resist Mann’s influence, but to ride on it." On philosoph… https://t.co/KA1he9nWFP"Why write this fantasy? Why make the tragedy of Bobby Fischer into a feminist fantasy, a superhero story?" Aaron B… https://t.co/AQI4plfIbl"Throughout 'Defacing the Monument,' Briante simultaneously theorizes and performs documentary poetic work, asking:… https://t.co/2eKIrB5Ht6"Just like the photos I have been making, everyone feels a bit out of focus, and fragmented. We are living a pixela… https://t.co/xGGAfW5MoB"Jonathan Kaufman’s 'The Last Kings of Shanghai' reveals the contingencies and ironic twists of fate in China’s mod… https://t.co/LJ04CdEUbe"When life tries to imitate art, it usually takes a beating. Even the most awe-inspiring starry night fades when co… https://t.co/uAJ7n6MoJO
11/21
2020
We're so grateful to have received an #LACountyArts COVID-19 Relief grant! Thank you @LACountyArts, @SheilaKuehl, a… https://t.co/vI4Tj809kwI am happy to share with you my piece about portraits of writers in times of pandemic that was published this morni… https://t.co/KxxPmBwWCZ
Retweeted by LA Review of Books (LARB)"Why write this fantasy? Why make the tragedy of Bobby Fischer into a feminist fantasy, a superhero story?"… https://t.co/vkV6THf8ZvTHE QUEEN'S GAMBIT was released either one month ago or one hundred years ago. @zunguzungu investigates, for Dear T… https://t.co/p1M9uNkIR7
Retweeted by LA Review of Books (LARB) @ekbarbarossa @bookforum @dgquarterly @nybooks @highcountrynews @LRB We had brief technical difficulties this morni… https://t.co/sIr0tVUPxhWhat a group of philosophers think and say often makes better sense as a story. On philosophy and narrativity. https://t.co/8hAPDXLRyEThomas Mann modeled THE MAGIC MOUNTAIN's Naphta on a real philosopher, György Lukács, but only by way of parody. Bu… https://t.co/SSm9FElnhJ"Distorted as these fascist readings of 'Dune' may be, Herbert’s novel will remain a persistent feature of alt-righ… https://t.co/WZYEfelvsp"Science fiction had always been geeky, but 'Dune' made it trippy." —@dimmerwahr on the reemergence of Frank Herber… https://t.co/J0guqxp7kLTwo fascinating essays on "Dune" @LAReviewofBooks today, by Daniel Immerwahr and @JordanSCarroll. A lot here for th… https://t.co/XRLraIrosZ
Retweeted by LA Review of Books (LARB)"Liberal ideals are under fire again, and once more the sandworms burrow and crysknives glisten." @dimmerwahr on th… https://t.co/7SbZ0F3g8G"Since much of spoken word is inherently personal, I’d say any poem I write, no matter the subject,is already focus… https://t.co/8XVosfGshx"Wright replies: Neat trick. Strip the world—and with it every valid intellectual inquiry—of God, then kindly reque… https://t.co/dZOvqQbEC5"Some of the boldest ideas of the 19th century came from philosophers who didn’t bother to exist in flesh and blood… https://t.co/4GNTnO0Itt
11/20
2020
Why fascists love #Dune; or, how to build a fascist utopia by appropriating, remixing, and reinterpreting science f… https://t.co/NcDFBgBbFI"Distorted as these fascist readings of 'Dune' may be, Herbert’s novel will remain a persistent feature of alt-righ… https://t.co/1J9CKTegQLICYMI: Instead of watching Rudy Giuliani melt down -- literally and metaphorically -- on national television, pleas… https://t.co/hNGTQYeSqw
Retweeted by LA Review of Books (LARB)My piece on fascism, science fiction fan culture, and Frank Herbert's #Dune just appeared in the @LAReviewofBooks! https://t.co/WoDDgNeu4y
Retweeted by LA Review of Books (LARB)Compared to Star Wars, "Dune’s medievalism was darker, with loveless political marriages, blood feuds, oppressive t… https://t.co/NcCgiXzYcfPoetry is handiwork. For @LAReviewofBooks, I interviewed the talent poet & essayist @CropTopAssassin about spoken w… https://t.co/Xtlpnrpwmc
Retweeted by LA Review of Books (LARB)"Since much of spoken word is inherently personal, I’d say any poem I write, no matter the subject,is already focus… https://t.co/XCYI2YXRN9"In the Bible, 'Where are you?' is the first question God asks Adam and Eve. The terms reversed, humans are now tas… https://t.co/TRutdLGjuf"As long as an idea is born and formulated, it matters little whether it comes from the pages of a novel or from th… https://t.co/KCLtSYS0USI'm in @LAReviewofBooks this morning with a review essay of N. T. Wright's Gifford lectures: History and Eschatolog… https://t.co/Nx7uswrDcB
Retweeted by LA Review of Books (LARB)“What set the National Bolshevik Party apart from other political movements emerging at the time was its embrace of… https://t.co/AtQ4X9plur"I figured 'Red Pill' would be an immersion in tawdry American alt-right internet subcultures. But it’s not. It is,… https://t.co/gRh9t1tyEm
11/19
2020
“What set the National Bolshevik Party apart from other political movements emerging at the time was its embrace of… https://t.co/AQidIHy9mLTomorrow, we publish two new #Dune essays: @dimmerwahr on what the resurgent Dune fandom today says about embattled… https://t.co/icci9uclj4Time is tight! Join us and @LAReviewofBooks tomorrow (11/19) for a discussion of Jules Dassin's startling film UPTI… https://t.co/aVmCEIJLDs
Retweeted by LA Review of Books (LARB)"Tsvetkova’s case also highlights the recent crackdown on freedom of speech in Russia and the state’s preparedness… https://t.co/pLaNJ8r3li"This is the red pill realization. Not a conspiracy of a Democrat cabal or other QAnon delusions, but nihilism." Ra… https://t.co/xiRLqmTR4P
11/18
2020

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