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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Boom Staff Capsule reviews of five new books dealing with science in—and the science of—California. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 books book reviews Seeing Like a Rover Janet Vertesi The Oyster Wars Summer Brennan The Rise and Fall of Urban Economics...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 58–67.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Mike Davis Chronicler of the California dark side and LA’s underbelly, proclaiming a troubling, menacing reality beneath the bright and sunny facade, Mike Davis is one of California’s most significant contemporary writers. His most controversial books led critics to label him anything from a left...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 28–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Kevin Starr An interview with California’s unofficial state historian, exploring Starr’s rationale for his work, along with his understanding of the nature of California values, and what it means to be a Californian. From here to Starr’s recent book, Continental Ambitions , and the many figures and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 89–93.
Published: 01 September 2016
... embraces stories as a part of life as part of a community-building effort. It is achieved when all members of a community have equal access to books and stories, stemming from numerous studies that demonstrate that a person’s access to literature is a strong indicator for a host of quality-of-life measures...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Boom Staff Boom’s quarterly guide to new books to read, places to visit, and things to do in California. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Danny Leon The de Young Occupy movement state elections P-22 Octavia Butler Clockshop Huntington Library Nicole...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 4–15.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Malcolm Margolin Boom editor Jon Christensen interviews Malcolm Margolin, who is celebrating forty years of publishing books with Heyday. Margolin discusses Heyday's origins and how the local publishing scene has changed in the intervening decades, the roundhouse model of publishing—which sees each...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Boom Staff Boom’s quarterly guide to new books to read, places to visit, and things to do in California. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Anthony Hernandez Folsom Prison Museum Los Angeles Poverty Department Hadar Aviram...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Boom Staff Boom’s quarterly guide to new books to read, places to visit, and things to do this spring in California © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Salvation Mountain Leonard Knight CicLAvia Open Streets Festival Oakland Museum Suiseki Jedediah Caesar A...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 1–2.
Published: 01 December 2015
...Boom Staff Boom’s quarterly guide to new books to read, art exhibits to see, and things to do in California this winter. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Rain Room, Random International Los Angeles County Museum of Art Robert Motherwell de Young Museum Elegies...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 87–91.
Published: 01 July 2013
...Nickolas Mario Perrone This is a review of two books that cover cooperative movements, communalism, and utopia in California. The review serves as a vehicle for observations on how cooperative communal movements have influenced each other and the development of radical reform and revolutionary...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 88–96.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Tom Killion This piece collects five new prints from artist Tom Killion’s forthcoming book California’s Wild Edge . © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Tom Killion woodcut prints California coast California landscape art California artists Seaweed (1979) by Tom...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 97–101.
Published: 01 December 2014
... California’s identity as a cultural destination for tourists as well as for natives of the Golden State. By linking specific geographical places, such as Glen Ellen, Salinas, and San Francisco to books and to their authors, California’s literary shrines weave a kind of cultural magic that transcends time and...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 46–53.
Published: 01 March 2014
...David L. Ulin; Joshua Comer In this article the authors explore the use of “California,” its translations, and associated phrases in the nine languages collected in the Google Books corpora since 1525. The article graphs the use across time, analyzes the data, and considers some of the reasons...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 5–10.
Published: 01 August 2011
... mean. LW: You grew up in the Pacific Northwest. Now you consider yourself a Northern Californian. Why did you choose California? What made you decide to work from here rather than Oregon or Washington? louis warren and spring warren Place, Poetry, and the Sunset Western Garden Book P R O D U C I N G C...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 27–34.
Published: 01 December 2013
...Michael Ziser This article looks at the California origins of much of Twentieth Century science fiction. It examines how the exploding growth and development of postwar California informed science fiction writers like Ray Bradbury, Robert Heinlein, and Philip K. Dick, and looks to their books for...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 1–2.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Boom Staff This is a roundup of events marking the centenary of the completion of the Los Angeles Aqueduct. Also included are books, songs, and movies about the aqueduct. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 Los Angeles Aqueduct Los Angeles Aqueduct centenary water...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 82–86.
Published: 01 July 2013
...David Lau This essay is a review of two recent books of criticism: Bill Mohr's account of the Los Angeles poetry scene and Ignacio Lopez-Calvo's account of recent film and fiction set in Latino L.A. The essay argues for a conception of L.A. rooted in understanding the political and economic history...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 118–125.
Published: 01 December 2012
... archives – a series of original artist books - blend Pre-Columbian and Western record-keeping practices with running historical references to make real the ongoing mythologizing of the group, and to offer alternative readings of California history and public space. © 2013 by the Regents of the University...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): iii.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., Mexican Immigrants, and the California Farmworker Movement (Yale), which was named Best History Book by the International Latino Book Awards. Her scholarship engages the public through advocacy for underrepresented groups in higher education and immigrants and farmworkers in the United States. L Y N E L L...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 52–61.
Published: 01 December 2016
... the 1950s, McWilliams had produced a stream of first-rate books and articles that established him as California s shrewdest observer. His history of California farm labor, Factories in the Field (1939), impressed Thompson, who was compiling his own photographs for a book project called The...