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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 September 2015
... streetlights film history Ed Ebrahimian artificial light adam rogers What Color is My City? Night lights are changing L.A. s complexion W hen I was old enough to have a car but too young to have anywhere to go,late in the night on weekends my two best friends and I used to drive todowntown Los Angeles...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 3–7.
Published: 01 September 2013
... the history of the Los Angeles aqueduct. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 Chinatown (1974 film) Los Angeles aqueduct film history Los Angeles william deverell and tom sitton Forget it, Jake Searching for the truth in Chinatown D on t ask us how many times we...
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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 (2016) 6 (4): 39–51.
Published: 01 December 2016
... just ours but one made up of artifacts of generations of family members: Bibles and Sunday hats, old wallets still filled with gasoline Charg-a-Plates and oxidized pocket change, a cache of antique cameras still spooled with film, and a river of photographs documenting their journey west. A few...
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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 (4): 10–15.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Village near Sacramento. The actress Tippi Hedren, famous for Hitchcock films, visited the refugee camp, and the women were fascinated with her painted nails. She arranged for them to attend beauty school, and an industry was born. Now, more than 80 percent of Cali- fornia nail salons are owned by...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 34–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
... August of 2009, the city had the highest number methamphetamine users in the nation.5 It is quite charming and this was an extraordinary film, a sad portrait of a very different California from the one you see in Entourage6 wrote Sam Wollastan for The Guardian about Theroux s documentary. I had always...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
... and the physical and social sciences. But what of the humanities? Those fields that aim to understand history, the arts, meaning, expression, and experience make substantial contributions to our thinking about cities and culture. From classicists to con- temporary film scholars, humanists enrich an...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 25–31.
Published: 01 September 2016
... ethnography, fiction, space, time, narrative, and the future. The first, titled en- Counter Chinatown is composed of a relatively disjointed set of rapidly cut shots of Chinatown, much in the spirit of the early city symphony films of the 1920s. Yet here the subject matter is not frenetically moving...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 100–109.
Published: 01 September 2016
... City who advocates for street safety, and his taskforce invited children to play in a protected street, liberating it from cars for play. Image by Devin Koba. Erasure Film documenting racial and environmental erasure in and around La Placita, Los Angeles. Image by LeighAnna Hildalgo, Andrew Ko, Paola...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 120–128.
Published: 01 September 2016
... creating a dialogic circuit for deeper understanding. In the fall seminar, the focus was specifically on Mexico City: watching films and documen- taries, reading novels and histories, and learning about events such as the 1968 Tlatelolco massacre and the 1985 earthquake. In the destructive aftermath of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 94–99.
Published: 01 September 2016
... fields of study such as film, mapping, spatial and social ethnography, and public arts interventions helps enrich the description and under- standing of the urban (see for example the ideas of Banfill, Presner, and Zubiaurre in this issue of Boom). The second contribution can be described as the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 September 2016
... under the title How Architecture Got its Hump, Roger Connah argued that architecture has long been subject to interrelations with other disciplines. Film, photography, drawing, philosophy, and language are perhaps more famil- iar and fashionable interrelations. Recent indications sug- gest that dance...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 32–39.
Published: 01 September 2016
...? Martinez argues that the collective memories of 1968 and 2014 have produced art, formal and informal monu- ments, and film, but no concrete legal accountability for the perpetrators.12 Knowing this, we must ask, is legal account- ability the only type of accountability that is valuable to track in...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): iii.
Published: 01 June 2016
... antipoverty organization War on Want. M A Y E L A C A R O is a Ph.D. student in the history department at the University of California, Riverside. Her research is in twentieth-century US history, as well as public history, with an emphasis on the representations of gender and ethnicities in film, media...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 76–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
... open-air shopping area. China City, with its red gate and hanging lanterns, was built in part from leftover set pieces that had been constructed for the film The Good Earth. This new enclave, built with both Chinese and non-Chinese in mind, helped the latter overcome their fear of yellow peril and even...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 24–33.
Published: 01 March 2016
... densities than would have developed if previous patterns of growth had taken their course. The densest, most urban parts of San Francisco (and those most frequented by 28 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM tourists and film crews) are those that were rebuilt following the earthquake of 1906. Farther afield, the...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 72–77.
Published: 01 December 2015
... permissions. 1 The Jesus People Film, httpswww.youtube.com/watch? v¼XmUvnN3mtuc. 2 From the Calvary Chapel website, httpcalvarychapelasso ciation.com/general-information/history/. 3 See Loriliai Biernacki and Philip Clayton, eds., PanentheismAcross the World s Traditions (New York: Oxford Univ. Press, 2013...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 32–41.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... 40 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM Boom: One thing you haven t mentioned, of course, is our great creative industry that gives us so many dystopias. You do realize you re moving to the capital of dystopia? Kareiva: Oh, yes. The film industry. I ve seen Blade Runner many a time. A lot of people have said...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 90–97.
Published: 01 September 2015
... story that echoes on into the future still, reshaping entire industries and creating new ones, and this being a California story film franchises, too. So let s zoom in on that moment, that spring night in 1983 when Kary Mullis was driving fast and thinking expansively. The drive north through Mendocino...