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About Avidly

The New Enthusiasm! A Manifesto

Two years ago, we started Avidly.  Today, we’re starting something else: Avidly’s life as an LA Review of Books Channel. This feels legitimating.  But...

Avidly Celebrates: Silly Theory

As a part of Avidly's process of celebrating one year of ourselves, we're revisiting some favorite essays.  Please enjoy rereading Jordan Stein's remarkable treatise...

The Growth of A Year

I troop forth replenish'd with supreme power, one of an average unending procession, Inland and sea-coast we go, and pass all boundary lines,...

Avidly in Review

As the year winds down, we here at Avidly would like to thank you for your amazing contributions and support and enthusiasm. We'd like...

About Avidly

Origins Sarah M: For me the motivation for Avidly came from this sense that there was a shortage of places that published the stuff I wanted...

Welcome!

Welcome to Avidly, a summer school experiment, if you will. This is a place to indulge enthusiasm for thinking and feeling about culture. We'll be...