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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 6–9.
Published: 01 December 2016
...David L. Ulin Traversing the kaleidoscope of memory of early adulthood in the San Francisco bay area, David Ulin describes the places as he remembers them with picturesque account: Andrew Molera State Park, Fort Mason, Marin Headlands, Old Waldorf, and Sutro Tower, with the particulars, and what...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Susan Moffat Albany Bulb, a former landfill, is a thirty-one-acre battleground for the Bay Area’s competing progressive movements for social justice, environmental conservation, and politically engaged art. Street protest, lawsuits, regulatory jockeying, anarchist camp-ins, and art have all been...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 43–54.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Rachel Brahinsky This article considers how the recent Bay Area turmoil spurred by the technology boom and its attendant housing crisis has revived age-old tensions over regionalism and ethics in urban politics. The author looks at activist tendencies evident in the rise of an “ethical city...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 87–91.
Published: 01 June 2014
...Leah Reich The author explains her ambivalence and conflict over working in the technology sector in the Bay Area. The conflict comes from her perception that some in her industry are making San Francisco a less welcoming and inclusive place to live, while also appreciating the opportunities the...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 3–6.
Published: 01 June 2014
... squeezing out the middle and working class; they are destroying the conditions that made the Bay Area able to foster social mobility better than any other city in the United States in recent decades. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Inequality Gentrification San Francisco...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 12–26.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Southern California represents dystopia. The article includes a photo essay featuring science fiction film stills held up against their filming locations in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Aldous Huxley Colossus: The Forbin Project...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 72–81.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Christine Bacareza Balance On October 30, 1975—a historical pivot point between 1930s film noir and 1990s gangsta rap— Bay Area poet Nashira Priester introduced to San Francisco State University’s (SFSU) Poetry Center audience the city’s latest musical outlaws: the West Coast Gangster Choir, a...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 100–104.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Keenan Norris This short essay contextualizes the New Year's Day 2009 murder of Bay Area youth Oscar Grant, placing his murder by police, the arrest, charging, trial and conviction of the police officer, and the media and community reaction in a vast historical and geographic context. The situation...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 56–62.
Published: 01 May 2013
... was perfect for an open hand . . Art student at the Emeryville mudflats For several decades, the San Francisco Bay Area was home to a unique form of recycling in which flotsam became public art. Whimsical sculpture made from wood and other tidal materials first appeared on Bay Farm Island in Alameda...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 34–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
... those under thirty-five. Many say that California s fifth largest city has always suffered from an identity crisis. Others say that this is not necessarily a bad thing. Equidistant from Los Angeles and the Bay Area, Fresno attracts citizens from its larger cousins who find themselves fed up with hour...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 39–51.
Published: 01 December 2016
... forebears, Louisianans, came west and then split off. Half went north to the Bay Area, Oakland; the other bent south to Los Angeles each to be near a busy railroad hub that brought my uncles the good fortune of hard but steady work as Pullman porters. How they perceived it, I could hear it in my Uncle...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 62–69.
Published: 01 December 2016
... coiled around their heads, wearing loin cloths, smoking joints the size of corn cobs with names like Star Compost are doing it, and people like our neighbors, who tired of the excess and pace of the Bay Area are doing it. We couldn t ask for better weed-growing neighbors: educated, ethical, and organic...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 80–91.
Published: 01 December 2016
... from Queens College and moved to North Berkeley where she lived next door to the Alfred and Theodora Kroeber compound on Arch Street. Her last research project was a study of time and youth culture in the Bay Area. Thanks to Hortense s pressure, I applied to the graduate anthropol- ogy program at...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in War on Details from the mural Mission Makeover (2012) by Lucia Ippolito and Tirso Araiza. 18 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM Poverty initiatives and urban redevelopment, many Mission Latinos resisted the plan to build two Bay Area Rapid Trans- portation (BART) stops in the neighborhood. In city...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 50–57.
Published: 01 September 2016
... or may not have seen directly.15 These images circulated in Eastern Eur- ope, Cuba, and Africa, as well as in the United States among the communist, socialist, and Third World movements that were present in New York (where Bearden likely encountered them) and in the Bay Area during the late 1960s and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 40–49.
Published: 01 September 2016
... hydraulic control in the West, creating three- dimensional representations of this will to power that bundle together ancient and modern myth, art, and engineering. In California, these shrines to infrastructure closely follow precedents from western antiquity. In the southeast San Francisco Bay Area, for...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... as Los Angeles, cities in the coming decades will depend on innovative tech-startup founders, creative designers, and bold eco-entrepreneurs, a popula- tion most visible today in the San Francisco Bay Area. But it is now apparent that these populations bring new problems along with new economies. A...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 18–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... our family here. My dad was a romantic idealist, liked to talk about world citizenship long before the transnational was a trend. While I may have set my sights beyond California, when I came back to LA and the San Francisco Bay Area, I thought that in order to really belong, I needed to study...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 110–119.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Shannon Jackson: As an artist and designer, you have cre- ated award-winning landscape designs for many museums and cultural organizations (notably the de Young here in the Bay Area). How does this project compare to other museum projects? How does it compare to other landscape projects in the public...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 22–31.
Published: 01 June 2016
... healthcare system in prisons. Despite this, chronic overcrowding stymied any real improvements in the health area. This set up a showdown over California s mass incar- ceration policies in front of a special three-judge federal court.13 The special court ruled in favor of the prisoners in 2009 and ordered...