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  1. Rebecca Solnit · In the Shadow of Silicon Valley: Losing San Francisco

    On San Fransisco, tech billionaires, and Solano County. “…tech is returning us to a kind of feudalism…” “You can’t really be in favour of both democracy and billionaires…”

  2. Jerome McGann · Umbah-Umbah

    The first first review of Greil Marcus’s ‘Lipstick Traces’, from 1989.

  3. Gale Walden · Diary: David’s Presence

    On being a partner and friend to, and remembering, David Foster Wallace.

  4. Joanne O’Leary · I was a coyote: Can you trust a horsewoman? · LRB 29 June 2023

    Interesting review of a book that’s conversations with an Iowan racehorse trainer by Kathryn Scanlan.

  5. Owen Hatherley · Wild and Tattered Kingdom: Fassbinder and His Friends · LRB 29 June 2023

    Hatherley writing about Ian Penman writing about Fassbinder (some of whose work I should really watch at some point).

  6. Colin Burrow · Algorithmic Fanboy: Thick Rules and Thin · LRB 1 June 2023

    I found the distinction between “thick rules” (general guides) and “thin rules” (increasingly specific) useful.

  7. Jane Miller · Desert Hours · LRB 16 March 2023

    A lovely piece, some reflections from a ninety-year-old.

  8. Adam Shatz · Beyond Borders: Adolfo Kaminsky’s Forgeries · LRB 16 February 2023

    On the forger for the French Resistance and many anti-colonial struggles. Quite a life.

  9. Katherine Rundell · Consider the Hummingbird · LRB 3 November 2022

    “…in 1888 an auction house in London sold 400,000 hummingbird skins in one single, bloody afternoon.”

  10. Florence Sutcliffe-Braithwaite · Chelseafication · LRB 22 September 2022

    The social and property development of London in the 1960s and 1970s.

  11. Malcolm Gaskill · Like Oysters in Their Shells: The Death Trade · LRB 18 August 2022

    Interesting review of a book about funerals, cremations, embalmers, grave diggers, etc.

  12. Bee Wilson · The Irreplaceable: Palm Oil Dependency · LRB 23 June 2022

    On the rise of, and economics of, palm oil that “ended up in everything”.

  13. Stephanie Burt · Diary: D&D · LRB 9 June 2022

    Role-playing games, concluding an excellent issue of the LRB.

  14. William Davies · Destination Unknown: Sociology Gone Wrong · LRB 9 June 2022

    On inequality, capitalism, sociology, nation states, colonialism.

  15. Clair Wills · Life Pushed Aside: The Last Asylums · LRB 18 November 2021

    Very long and good history of a psychiatric hospital in the 20th century, outsider art, and the authors’ mother and grandparents who worked there. More interesting than I initially expected.

  16. Adam Tooze · Ecological Leninism: Drill, baby, drill · LRB 6 November 2021

    A second article on Andreas Malm in the same issue. Makes me think I should read ‘White Skin, Black Fuel’ and/or ‘How to Blow up a Pipeline’.

  17. James Butler · A Coal Mine for Every Wildfire: Where are the ecoterrorists? · LRB 6 November 2021

    On the climate crisis, Andreas Malm, direct action, “fossil fascism”, where we’re trying to get to, and how.

  18. Charles Glass · Hush-Hush Boom-Boom: Spymasters · LRB 12 August 2021

    Interesting account of how the CIA was formed and quite how often it’s failed.

  19. James Meek · Who holds the welding rod? Our Turbine Futures · LRB 15 July 2021

    Long article on making wind turbine towers and the international labour market (which maybe makes it sound duller than it is).

  20. Chloe Aridjis · At the HKW: Aby Warburg · LRB 5 November 2020

    I hadn’t heard of Warburg’s ‘Bilderatlas Mnemosyne’ before. A “display of almost a thousand images … an attempt to create something like a flowchart of Western civilisation“.

  21. Peter Geoghegan · Cronyism and Clientelism · LRB 5 November 2020

    Depressing piece from November on the UK’s kleptocracy.

  22. Alex Abramovich · Even When It’s a Big Fat Lie: ‘Country Music’ · LRB 8 October 2020

    Good, critical review of Ken Burns’ ‘Country Music’ and the rest.

  23. Andrew O’Hagan · I’m being a singer: Dandy Highwaymen · LRB 8 October 2020

    On the New Romantics. “It turns out that the inheritors of punk were not those little indie bands I loved … Male indie kids were completely conventional, scrubbed boys, who went to the same barbers as their fathers, supported the same football teams, and wore the same aftershave.”

  24. James Lasdun · Bats on the Ceiling: The Gospel of St Karen · LRB 24 September 2020

    This was a good read about a con involving some ancient, supposedly biblical, papyrus.

  25. Ian Penman · Vorsprung durch Techno · LRB 10 September 2020

    I’m always pleased to see an Ian Penman article in the LRB and I liked this ambivalent one about Kraftwerk.

  26. Tom Crewe · A Girl Called Retina: You’ll like it when you get there · LRB 13 August 2020

    The first half of this especially good, full of jolly entertaining anecdotes about mid 20th century girls’ boarding schools.

  27. Amia Srinivasan · He, She, One, They, Ho, Hus, Hum, Ita: How Should I Refer to You? · LRB 2 July 2020

    I had no idea there had been quite so many attempts to come up with gender-neutral pronouns for quite so long.

  28. Andrew O’Hagan · Seventy Years in a Colourful Trade: The Soho Alphabet · LRB 16 July 2020

    I enjoyed this portrait of a Soho despite, or because of, being unfamiliar with that world.

  29. Ange Mlinko · Just a Diphthong Away: Gary Lutz · LRB 7 May 2020

    Lots of great lines quoted from Lutz’s short stories here.

  30. Erin Maglaque · Inclined to Putrefaction: In Quarantine · LRB 9 February 2020

    Published in February, this review of a book about how 17th century Florence coped with the plague now seems very knowing.

  31. Jenny Turner · Who Are They?: The Institute of Ideas · LRB 8 July 2010

    Nine years ago: “One day, the conditions would be right and they [the RCP/LM/IoI crowd] would be ready: public-sector cuts, rising unemployment, the collapsing Euro, a Tory government, more or less.” (Subscribers only)

  32. How bad can it get? (London Review of Books)

    Good, but not much hope about UK politics. But I learned an excellent word: “rhodomontade”, extravagant boasting. Word of the year.

  33. Francis Gooding reviews ‘The Uninhabitable Earth’ by David Wallace-Wells · LRB 1 August 2019

    On the plus side, I’ll be dead by 2100. I suspect my 80s+ won’t be great though. Sometimes I wonder why young people and folks with kids aren’t demonstrating *all the time*. (No, I know why.)

  34. John Lanchester · Good New Idea: Universal Basic Income · LRB 18 July 2019

    Seems like a decent overview of the options, nicely written as ever.

  35. Patricia Lockwood · The Communal Mind: The Internet and Me · LRB 21 February 2019

    A lovely piece about what it’s like to be online, “in the portal”, these days.

  36. Alice Spawls · On the Sofa: ‘Killing Eve’ · LRB 8 November 2018

    The show wasn’t perfect, but this is good on what was good about it.

  37. Eliot Weinberger · Ten Typical Days in Trump’s America · LRB 25 October 2018

    If you want to be thankful that our mess is only the size of Brexit, this might help? (Sorry America)

  38. James Meek · Brexit and Myths of Englishness: For England and St George · LRB 11 October 2018

    Good on stuff about Brexit, around the politics: beliefs, myths, personal hypocrisies.

  39. Tom Crewe reviews ‘How to Survive a Plague’ … · LRB 27 September 2018

    If you were too young, straight, insulated or ignorant to fully grasp what Aids meant and means, this is a long and sobering read.

  40. Bee Wilson reviews ‘The Littlehampton Libels’ by Christopher Hilliard · LRB 8 February 2018

    A lovely article about a woman writing very sweary anonymous letters to her neighbours in Littlehampton in the 1920s.

  41. The Playboy of West 29th Street (London Review of Books)

    Colm Tóibín on John Butler Yeats. For the unrequited, long-distance love in old age and the perpetually almost-but-never finished artwork. (Subscribers only)

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