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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 86–94.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Glen M. MacDonald Glen M. MacDonald dispels the myth that Los Angeles is a desert city. But he also warns that a desert is what Los Angeles may one day become. After defining what a desert is and then proving that Los Angeles (for now) is not a desert, Macdonald investigates the origins of the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 108–115.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Geoff Nicholson A personal essay about visiting and living in the California desert, the architecture and art created there, and what does and doesn’t “belong” there. There are considerations of homesteader cabins, motels, “villains’ houses” and the author’s own ambivalent urges to own a piece of...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 60–75.
Published: 01 September 2015
...Bruce Barcott On a tour of the Ivanpah Solar Power Facility in California’s Mojave Desert, the author discusses the risks and potential benefits of large solar farms like this one. The article is accompanied by stunning black and white photographs of the Ivanpah facility by Jamey Stillings...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 3–10.
Published: 01 March 2014
... of place and time. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 music The Eagles Hotel California travel China Pico Iyer India memory jeffrey wasserstrom Hotel California Around the world on a dark desert highway Usually, the songs that pounded out of the bars and...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 1–5.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Rubén Martínez In this lyric essay the author journeys to the Mojave desert village of Joshua Tree, California, site of an ambitious and idiosyncratic work of assemblage by artist Noah Purifoy, whose career was forged in the crucible of civil rights and the Watts Riots of 1965. Although the work is...
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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 82–87.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Josh Kun; Jeff Conlin Josh Kun discusses the origins of Easy Listening music as a Post-War Western musical genre. The soft muzak of KWXY, especially the sound of Ray Coniff, follows listeners as they drive through the California desert, creating a “theatre of memory” in which the past and present...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 25–44.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Peter S. Alagona; Clinton F. Smith The Mojave Desert in California is undergoing a boom in renewable energy, mostly in the form of utility-scale solar power plants. These projects have met with resistance from diverse groups concerned about impacts on desert landscapes, ecosystems, water resources...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 22–27.
Published: 01 June 2015
... the thin fingers of desert trees. The photographs are at once playful and beautiful, peaceful and provocative. This photo essay includes work from Aguilar’s series, plus a similar work by California photographer Judy Dater, which influenced Aguilar. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 129–133.
Published: 01 September 2014
... examples of how the field has shaped understanding of species in California: the desert tortoise and the California tiger salamander. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Genomics Evolutionary biology Mojave Desert Desert tortoise California tiger salamander h. bradley...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 69–75.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., from the San Francisco-based California Motion Picture Corp.) and Over Silent Paths (1910, shot in the San Fernando Valley when it was still a desert). Even more revealing are the nonfiction types, including Romance of Water (1931, from the L.A. Department of Water and Power), Sunshine Gatherers (1921...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 26–30.
Published: 01 November 2011
..., a program that could allow immigrants to use cheap cell phones to find water caches in the desert between Mexico and southern California and access survival poetry. Before the investigation was completed, several congressmen would demand punitive action and anti-immigrant pundits on cable news...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 4–5.
Published: 01 December 2016
... neighbors.And because it s a California winter, get outside you must. Why? Well, of course for air, and to see, and to just walk. It is California, of course. Visit the Poppies in Antelope Valley. The Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve is a natural reserve of beautiful Mojave Desert Grasslands. The...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 74–79.
Published: 01 December 2016
... to airplane pilots, UFOs, angels, and anyone with access to Google Earth. Maybe it is best to think of this assemblage as a grand quadrapartite-geoglyph, bigger than the ancient Blythe Geoglyphs in the desert near the Colorado River and the ancient Serpent Mound in Ohio. However one thinks about it...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 62–69.
Published: 01 December 2016
... shaft in patina leather. What were they digging for? I saw it in the films like Easy Rider and Sam Peckinpah s The Ballad of Cable Hogue individuals leaving home, set- ting up watering holes in the middle of the desert, always with dirt-encrusted beards. I heard it in Joni Mitchell s directive to get...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... experiments are happening in California and focus on Pacific Rim cities matters. When Saul Steinberg created his ironic 1976 map for the cover of The New Yorker entitled View of the World from 9th Avenue its westward gaze portrayed everything between the Hudson River and the Pacific Ocean as a deserted...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 18–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... correspondence between seven siblings, 20 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM the core of which dates from 1938 to 1948, those war years when my family was incarcerated in the Utah desert at Topaz and dispersed across the country. You ask about growing older, and it must be that too, because I couldn t really read or...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 8–21.
Published: 01 June 2016
..., httpwww.ucpress.edu/journals.php?p¼reprints. DOI: 10.1525/boom.2016.6.2.8. BOOM | SUMMER 2016 9 Deuel Vocational Facility, Tracy. Golden State Modified Correctional Facility, McFarland. Substance Abuse Treatment Facility and State Prison, Corcoran. Wasco State Prison-Reception Center, Wasco. High Desert State Prison...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 1–3.
Published: 01 March 2016
... atSalvationMountain, Sara M. Patterson examines the brightly painted concrete mound that Leonard Knight built in the California desert near Slab City. Recounting the stories of pilgrims who traveled to visit Knight and his mountain, Middle ofNowhere tells the story of how they together with Knight imbued the place...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 70–75.
Published: 01 March 2016
... with Farm LA. They ve already pitched the concept to a number of neighborhood councils. They re focusing their search in LA s food deserts communities with few sources for fresh food. We want to bring those communities affordable access to organic food, and education on solar and water generation...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 34–44.
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...