Larissa MacFarquhar

Larissa MacFarquhar is a contributing editor at New York magazine and Lingua Franca and an advisory editor at the Paris Review.

High Concept
June 17 1998 3:30 AMSuffer the ChildrenWhy can't we shut up about child abuse?
High Concept
April 17 1997 3:30 AMWho Cares If Johnny Can't Read?The value of books is overstated.
Books
Oct. 29 1996 3:30 AMThe Fat Man SingsRichard Klein extols the pleasures of the flesh.
High Concept
June 25 1996 3:30 AMQuick FixThe shrinks who are shrinking psychotherapy.
High Concept
Nov. 13 1997 3:30 AMDiagnosis: Totally SaneThe DSM isn't crazy in the slightest.
Art
Feb. 13 1997 3:30 AMThank Heaven for Little GirlsThe lubricious fantasies of Henry Darger.
Theater
July 31 1996 3:30 AMQuel Drag!New York's Ridiculous Theatrical Company strikes out in a strangely serious direction.

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Two Damn Good, Very Different Movies About Soldiers Returning From War

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Blacks Don’t Have a Corporal Punishment Problem

Americans do. But when blacks exhibit the same behaviors as others, it becomes part of a greater black pathology. 

Why a Sketch of Chelsea Manning Is Stirring Up Controversy

How Worried Should Poland, the Baltic States, and Georgia Be About a Russian Invasion?

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Sept. 18 2014 11:42 AM Grandmaster Clash One of the most amazing feats in chess history just happened, and no one noticed.