Author: Laila Lalami

Laila Lalami is a writer based in Portland, Oregon. Her work has appeared in The Baltimore Review, The Los Angeles Times, and The Los Angeles Review. She maintains the popular blog

Articles Written by Laila Lalami:

The Pay-Off

In the first few minutes of Kevin Everson’s new film Spicebush, the screen splits into two frames, one showing a brick factory employee at work, the other a hostess announcing the winning numbers for the Ohio lottery. The juxtaposition serves as context, but it’s clear from the rest of the movie that Everson’s interest lies… Read more »