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Lili Loofbourow

On Gossip and Other Forms of Informal Academic Speech Online

Last week, the online magazine of cultural criticism Avidly, which has recently joined the L.A. Review of Books’ “LARB Channels” project, celebrated its second birthday by publishing a series of essays on a topic that is a perennial one on this blog: public intellectuals. I was particularly struck by Lili Loofbourow’s contribution to this series. You may well know Loofbourow’s work. She writes frequently on television for the L.A. Review of Books (and about many other things for The New Inquiry, Boston Review, and The Awl), blogs at Excremental Virtue, and is also pursuing a PhD in English literature from Read more