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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 28–41.
Published: 01 June 2015
... comes from, what we owe the land and communities, and our moral, economic, and political relationships. In this interview she discusses her work, including recent and forthcoming projects such as Not A Cornfield, 100 Mules Walking the Los Angeles Aqueduct, and Bending the River Back into the City —the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 10–15.
Published: 01 December 2016
... to work in the nail industry and how Americans became accustomed to manicures and pedicures is entwined with the loss of home and landscape. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Vietnam War American military reeducation camps Mekong River refugees boat people...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 34–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
... there, do you? Stay in LA and drive up just to teach your classes, man The car was crammed full of boxes, and our dog sat on Kyle s lap. As we cleared the Tejon Pass, I saw before us a wide valley floor, stretched flat. I remembered the relief map I d constructed back in elementary school. I imagined a...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 39–51.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Lynell George Moving back and forth from Los Angeles to San Francisco, this essay travels back in time to an imported experience of African American culture that came to the West Coast. Part of a familial culture, which converged with this place amidst the streets, and trees, and family heirlooms...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... seemingly endless sprawl of the city reversed when thousands of new housing units were built downtown, and artist-activist Lauren Bon turned thirty-two acres of urban wasteland into cornfields. Her next project, Bending the River Back into the City will create sustain- able public spaces along the LA...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 42–51.
Published: 01 June 2015
... website, httpwww.ucpressjournals.com/reprintInfo.asp. DOI: 10.1525/boom.2015.5.2.42. 42 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM clapboard houses of Sonoratown, the Mexican neighbor- hood that grew up along the banks of the Los Angeles River. Today, Angelenos are rediscovering their city s epony- mous waterway even if...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 26–36.
Published: 01 December 2014
... back to the valley floor. Laura s truck has the suspension of a trampoline, and we shimmy and glide over ruts caused by city garbage trucks and commercial haulers. We are dump- ing with the big boys now. On our right, we pass a recycling area where there are different heaps for different materials...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 3–7.
Published: 01 September 2013
... out, most people never have to face the fact that at the right time and the right place, they re capable of anything While there is no known rape or incest incident attrib- uted to any of the Los Angeles figures involved with the Owens River Aqueduct project, rape became a common description and...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 38–49.
Published: 01 September 2013
.... When the wind blows south, a cloud of toxicity can push as far as 155 miles toward Los Angeles. The dust follows roughly, and ironically enough, the path- way of what was once a paleolithic river that flowed from the Sierra to the San Gabriel Mountains just north of the city. Forced by legal action in...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 22–36.
Published: 01 June 2012
... fandom s ritual practices and shared beliefs as breathlessly as he might have talked about going up the Amazon River to film Fitzcaraldo, or in search of prehistoric art for his more recent Cave of Forgotten Dreams. A few years ago, another documentary filmmaker, Morgan Spurlock, found himself in...