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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
..., commercialization, embodiment/disembodiment, and the natural world as lenses on California’s religious landscape. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 California religion Jim Jones Heavens Gate Crystal Cathedral Harold Camping Andrew Keegan Full Circle Venice cults Syanon...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... 2002. Her headless body had washed ashore not far from the Bulb. In statements to the media, Peterson s lawyer pointed to the paintings at the Bulb as evidence that a Satanic cult had murdered the woman. Peterson was later convicted of the crime. But meantime, Sniff s members were forced to explain to...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 14–19.
Published: 01 December 2015
... societies. There were many secret societies or cults, often associated with animals grizzly bears, birds, snakes and sometimes with certain places, a cave, maybe a spring, or some other body of water. Societies were often gender-based. Women s bear cults were considered among the most pow- erful. Sometimes...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 95–105.
Published: 01 March 2015
... mostly dead before anyone we know was born. None of those ideas about the future are real anymore. And I think one of the things that s really emotionally diffi- cult for a lot of people is recognizing that not only did that future not come true, it was never going to. We were never going to get flying...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 97–101.
Published: 01 December 2014
... not long afterward. In the inau- gural issue of California Magazine published in January 1915, the editor, E.J. Wickson, emphasized the Golden State s fledgling cult of the author. Everywhere he looked, Wickson saw numerous artistic and literary shrines though he complained, the searcher is called...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 54–66.
Published: 01 December 2013
... forefront of eco-oriented lifestyles, cultural experiments, and politics for over a half century.1 Indeed, the Bay Area is often imagined as the heartland of ecotopia Ernest Callenbach coined the term in his 1975 cult novel of the same name, in which an Edenic Northern California, with San Francisco as...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 72–81.
Published: 01 July 2013
... urban madonnas, but that was an elite and very white cult of people.15 Later conducted by jazz trombonist Julian Priester (for- merly of Herbie Hancock s band), the band s personnel during that first 1975 performance included Makoto Horuichi (guitar), Heshima Mark Williams (bass guitar), Duke Santos...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 41–49.
Published: 01 May 2013
... mindedness, of dollars trumping sense, particularly in regard to the public good? Despite however much public education has been hurt by all the worst excesses of budget cutting, of theocratic attacks on science teaching, of misguided social promotion and the cult of self-esteem isn t it incredibly short...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 87–95.
Published: 01 December 2012
... and stories unread by the Facebook Generation, and the movies based on the books also unknown to twenty-somethings. On the cusp of the 125th anniversary of his birth, he s a cult writer once again, as he was at the start of his career in the 1930s writing stories for Black Mask, the premier crime...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 45–61.
Published: 01 October 2012
... what we might call a cult of the Buddha s face, in which the Buddha s features were associated with particular spiritual and psychological states and the exotic Orient. By the mid-twentieth century, the heads of Buddha and Bodhisattva statues could be found not only in the salons of the wealthy and the...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 22–36.
Published: 01 June 2012
... early success of such cult television series as Heroes, Lost, True Blood, and The Walking Dead, and that it also crushed the hopes of misguided movie efforts, such as Catwoman and Ang Lee s Hulk, both dead on arrival after negative Comic-Con response. However, Hollywood s fascination with the Comic-Con...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 76–81.
Published: 01 June 2012
... absolutely paints like a harlot whose allurements cover nothing but the charnel-house within. LA s visual feast sates the senses, induces amnesia, and the industry Hollywood magnifies the effect. Something about the cult of casual beauty here encourages forgetting, as if remembering moments of loss and...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 33–44.
Published: 03 March 2012
... a new art form for a new civilization. This civilization was to be right at the heart of a California seen as a kind of paradise by occultists and alternate cults. Their spiritualist standards proved sufficiently influential that certain early film celebrities claimed them as inspira- tions for...