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Boom. 2016; 6358–67 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.58
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. 2014; 4454–63 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.54
Published: 01 December 2014
... California olive industry and standards, including those of the UC Davis Olive Center, the California Olive Oil Council, and state Senator Lois Wolk are described. The involvement of Spaniards in California olive oil production, from the earliest days of the state’s history, to current efforts to expand...
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Boom. 2016; 6389–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.89
Published: 01 September 2016
...Maricela Becerra; Cat Callaghan; Will Davis; Grace Ko; Benjamin Kolder; Alejandro Ramirez Mendez A Boyle Heights children’s storytelling hour resulted from a collaboration between six UCLA researchers and Libros Schmibros, an independent bookstore and lending library in Boyle Heights, which took...
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Boom. 2012; 235–12 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.3.5
Published: 01 October 2012
...Ami Sommariva and Louis Warren While protecting a tent encampment of student protesters on 18 November 2011, UC Davis freshman Ian Lee was pepper-sprayed by campus police. Boom assistant editor Ami Sommariva and Boom editor-in-chief Louis Warren sat down with Lee to talk about his experience with...
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Boom. 2013; 3217–21 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.2.17
Published: 01 July 2013
...Ami Sommariva This essay discusses the work and life of peace activist David H. Breaux, situating it within the tradition of holy foolishness. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 holy fool peace activism Davis Peace Pilgrim depression ami sommariva David...
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Boom. 2016; 6428–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.28
Published: 01 December 2016
... and grandchildren. Boom: People have called you a booster and an optimist, classically juxtaposed to Mike Davis,1 but my first intro was reading how you accounted for my own story. So I checked for your handling of Tracy, I checked for the homeboys and the matter of mass incarceration and you had it...
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Boom. 2016; 6474–79 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.74
Published: 01 December 2016
... Steele, ed., William Pereira (Los Angeles: University of Southern California, 2002), 148. 3 Robert Irwin: Primaries and Secondaries: With Essays by Hugh M. Davies and Robert Irwin (San Diego: Museum of Contemporary Art, 2008), 180. 4 Lawrence Weschler, Seeing Is Forgetting the Name of the Thing One Sees...
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Boom. 2016; 63100–109 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.100
Published: 01 September 2016
... planned for 2024, with the social and environmental justice histories of South Los Angeles. Do these conversations have a place with an event that purports to celebrate athletic achievement, world peace, and human life? Image by Heidi Alexander, William Davis, Louis Monteils, and Chantiri Duran Resendiz...
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Boom. 2016; 63v–vi doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.v
Published: 01 September 2016
...- pher. Discussing a book under development aiming to engage California s rich cul- ture, he asked if I planned to interact with the Los Angeles School which I vaguely knew about, mainly from Mike Davis s dystopian LA narratives. With a closer look, there appeared brighter notes, this being California...
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Boom. 2016; 6312–17 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.12
Published: 01 September 2016
... other earlier gridiron economies and cultures. Not until the mid-1980s did a group of academics codify this new order and they were from the West Coast. Build- ing on Michael Dear, Mike Davis (both in this issue), as well as Reyner Banham s famous four ecologies the Los Angeles School counter-posed a...
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Boom. 2016; 6332–39 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.32
Published: 01 September 2016
... on the roles that commu- nity and what he calls togetherness play to spark political change. 15 Lisa Kresge, Indigenous Oaxacan Communities in California: An Overview (Davis: California Institute for Rural Studies, 2007). 16 The challenge of being in the same present, of synchronizing...
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Boom. 2016; 6222–31 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.22
Published: 01 June 2016
..., Plata v. Davis (2003),12 settled with California agree- ing that state prisons lacked constitutionally adequate med- ical care and to fix the problem within three years. Instead, three years later Judge Henderson declared California s remedial efforts a failure and appointed a Receiver to run the...
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Boom. 2016; 6134–44 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.34
Published: 01 March 2016
... of its limits now. Mike Davis starts City of Quartz out on the edges, and he talks about a city that dreamt of becoming infinite. He talks about Los Angeles as the city that ate the desert. As I think about how to structure a new book, the last thing I want to do is start at the edges. I want to...
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Boom. 2015; 5478–84 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.78
Published: 01 December 2015
... at the University of California, Davis. After graduation, he moved to the San Francisco Bay Area, worked as a curator and an artist, lecturing from time to time at Santa Clara University, and became immersed in the Bay Area art scene. A two-time recipient of grants from the National Endowment for the...
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Boom. 2015; 5420–33 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.20
Published: 01 December 2015
... Angela Davis. California is a border state, and religions minister across borders. California is a border state and home to the largest volume border crossing in the world. Fifty to seventy thousand peo- ple cross legally between Tijuana and San Diego every day. Ours is also the world s most militarized...
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Boom. 2015; 5356–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.56
Published: 01 September 2015
.... They are the descendants of tomatoes that survived lobbing by their originator, Jack Hanna of the University of California, Davis. Hanna wandered through tomato fields, picked some fruits, and chucked them onto nearby paths. Those that didn t splatter but survived unbruised, he kept and bred. Thanks to...
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Boom. 2015; 5376–80 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.76
Published: 01 September 2015
... markets. Raissa D Souza, who studies phase transitions in complex networks, says they are also useful when considering profound shifts in public opinion. D Souza is a physicist-turned-computer modeler who straddles multiple departments at the University of Califor- nia, Davis. She recently examined the...
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Boom. 2014; 444–15 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.4
Published: 01 December 2014
... Lundberg and the Lundberg family, they re just astonishing people. The people that have Sierra Brewery, the people that are out there on the farms and this is a culture area, and I m not sure how far it extends. The people that seem to live around Davis seem to have more of an organic, small-community sort...
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Boom. 2014; 431–3 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.1
Published: 01 September 2014
... of Fine Arts in the 1940s and 1950s, UC Davis in the 1960s and 1970s, and the Mission District in San Francisco in the 1990s. By focusing on the people as much as their works, Fertile Ground aims to tell the stories of artistic breakthroughs, social changes, and personal histories. Artists examined...
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Boom. 2014; 4351–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.51
Published: 01 September 2014
... BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM eventually got a Ph.D. in geography, but as an undergradu- ate he also dug deep into Native American studies at the University of California, Davis. Using a dictionary written by Catherine Callaghan, he began to learn Miwko? the language of the Plains Miwok (the question mark...