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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 42–51.
Published: 01 June 2016
... essay offers a glimpse at the lives, despair and deaths of condemned killers who wait decades for executions that never come. It questions the moral cost of such limbo. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Capital punishment condemned death row death sentence execution...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 34–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
... paste and flour to form the Central Valley. Then, using brown food coloring and water, I painted in wide fields of alfalfa and rows of lettuce and cabbage. I imagined people, cars, small towns, a schoolyard with swings and a metal slide, its patina worn and dull not from neglect but from years of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... memorial garden for human lives. Painted mes- sages on concrete remembered Suzy, who lived and appar- ently committed suicide at the Bulb. The place attracted people seeking a place to remember deaths that happened elsewhere. A hand-carved tombstone was marked, In the Memory of Emily Wagner . . . 33rd...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 1–3.
Published: 01 June 2016
... three times bigger than it was. In his review for the San Francisco Chronicle, architecture critic John King sees the new building through many lenses as a symbol of wealth, or a manifestation of the tech boom, or the final step in this part of town s half-century transition from Skid Row to a posh...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 88–93.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Catherine Gudis Based in Los Angeles’s Skid Row and comprised largely of the area’s formerly homeless, the Los Angeles Poverty Department creates performances from the writings, stories, and experiences of its participants. The mission of LAPD (yes, their acronym is purposeful) is to illuminate the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 4–7.
Published: 01 June 2016
... | SUMMER 2016 5 to stay out of prison, and so the prison-to-Skid Row pipeline or other homeless situations become the fate of many for- mer prisoners. Increasingly, we want a kind of justice that feels more like fairness and less like primitive forms of vengeance, except for when we don t when we hope a...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 90–97.
Published: 01 September 2015
... convicted, which it has done at least a hundred times in the past thirty years. In the last year alone, six inmates on death row were exonerated in part due to DNA BOOM | F A L L 20 15 95 evidence that didn t match up with DNA found at the crime scene. Among these six was Henry Lee McCollum, whose name and...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Solar energy solar farm Ivanpah Mojave Desert bird deaths desert tortoise bruce barcott Under the Desert Sun Photographs by Jamey Stillings In the cool of an autumn desert night, the photographer Jamey Stillings and I rollout of...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 102–106.
Published: 01 December 2014
... looking at and frankly do not want to know. At the time of Chris s death, I had recently reread Lady Chatterley s Lover, by D.H. Lawrence, written in response to the trauma of World War I and published in 1928. I am a writer and a bookseller. I process things in my life through literature. And so, in my...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 97–101.
Published: 01 December 2014
... States as a child, Bukowski published more than one hundred books that have long been appreci- ated more in Europe than in the United States, at least until recently. Oerum made a pilgrimage to Bukowski s grave at Green Hills Memorial Park and with friends observed the anniversary of his death at King...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 36–45.
Published: 01 September 2014
.../reprintInfo.asp. DOI: 10.1525/boom.2014.4.3.36. 36 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM Several of the 1914 photographs were published not long after Ishi s death, in an article about his archery techniques. The author of that article, Saxton Pope, was a San Francisco doctor and archery enthusiast who provided Ishi with med...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 134–142.
Published: 01 September 2014
... and attracted the largest crowds of prey for bears. There were confrontations, to be sure, and Indians and bears sometimes had to fight to the death, but bears were often addressed as Great-grandfather with all the respect and kinship that term carries. Because bears were the animals most closely...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 24–35.
Published: 01 March 2014
... won t be in the front row, because they had to clean the shit, and they know what a blessing death is. Anyway, I guess what I feel right now is there is this enormous disconnect between men and women in our soci- ety. And what I was struck by at an early age as a young man in Los Angeles and then in...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 35–45.
Published: 01 December 2013
... it s easy to visit the shooting locations for Star Trek episodes in Los Angeles s Griffith Park and because the aerospace industry is more prevalent in the south of the state than in the north. Indeed, the phrase scenario planning bor- rows its first word from old Hollywood slang for an out- line...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 28–37.
Published: 01 September 2013
... Ford (although she chan- ged the setting to Northern California); it infuses both Mor- row Mayo s 1933 history Los Angeles and Cedric Belfrage s 1939 novel Promised Land. And why not? It is, perhaps, the classic LA story, in which a cabal of civic leaders, including William Mulholland, who ran the...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2013
...- logized and objectified via space. Portraying krumping as the the sole alternative to gang violence, prison, and what seems to be certain early death the film provides viewers with the director s vision of South Central a representa- tion that disregards the plurality of black Los Angeles life The...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 44–59.
Published: 01 December 2012
... well.1 True, the legendary Bay Area band hasn t performed since the death of lead guitarist Jerry Garcia in 1995. Yet the Dead community and its various enterprises are thriving. Last year, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame unveiled a special exhibit on the Dead; the entire run of a $450 boxed set of CDs...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 1–5.
Published: 01 June 2012
... artist Noah Purifoy, who in 1989 abandoned his longtime home in Los Angeles and remained in the desert until his death in 2004. On a ten-acre parcel near the perimeter of the Marine Corps Air and Ground Combat Center (half a million acres of chocolate mountains and sand dunes that serve as a simulacrum...
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Boom (2012) 2 (1): 33–44.
Published: 03 March 2012
... Bauhaus ideal. In fact, when Chouinard and the LA Conservatory merged in 1961 thanks to Disney, it was Disney who gave the merger its name as the California Institute of the Arts ( CalArts ) and the land in Valencia, California, on which the Institute was eventually developed after Disney s death...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 80–87.
Published: 01 August 2011
..., then a new discipline. As city centers choked with traffic congestion and automobile injuries and deaths soared, a struggle to reshape city streets took place. Police and parents wanted to control speeds to promote safety. Highway engineers wanted to widen and streamline city streets to promote through...