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Boom has transitioned from a subscription-only publication to a web-based freely accessible site, BoomCalifornia.com, which is dedicated to featuring content about California and the West. The quarterly subscription journal, Boom: A Journal of California was published for six volumes from 2011 through 2016. You are currently on the archival site for Boom: A Journal of California. For new content, please visit BoomCalifornia.com.

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Revisiting Joan Didion

Boom interviews David L. Ulin, editor of the Library of America's new collection, Joan Didion: The 1960s & 70s.

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