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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 52–61.
Published: 01 December 2016
... writers currently using the English language as both a musical instrument and a political weapon.” © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Hunter S. Thompson Gonzo journalism Hells Angels The Nation Rolling Stone Ramparts San Francisco counterculture Carey McWilliams...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 70–73.
Published: 01 December 2016
... to Sicilian and Mexican immigrant parents in 1950 and raised in the southwest Los Angeles County industrial town of Hawthorne, as a first-generation college student, Gioia earned his BA from Stanford, MA in compar- ative literature from Harvard, and MBA back at Stanford, leading him into the busi...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 80–91.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Recife, where I was questioned. I spoke of the useless suffering and meaningless (premature) deaths of infants and angel babies I was released but placed under surveillance and a form of house arrest. I was not allowed to leave the town of Timbauba during the military investigation of UPAC. I could not...
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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 (2015) 5 (4): 94–99.
Published: 01 December 2015
... Muslim woman in Los Angeles, looked up at uswhen she heard that California may have more Muslims than any otherAmerican state.1 We were interviewing Khadija for a research project docu- menting American Muslims experiences of shari a roughly translated as Islamic law Unconvinced, she probed, Even...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 78–84.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of his father, God, who McCloud says was incorrectly forc- ing people into hell, hence the injustice. McCloud preaches this gospel as a member of the so-called Church of the Little Green Man. McCloud claims Jesus was also part of this church, which meets in New York. The Church of the Little Green...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 112–121.
Published: 01 June 2015
... Jurupa, a few miles away. Trujillo founded La Placita, on the east side of the Santa Ana River, and other settlers stayed in AguaMansa, on the west side. By the mid 1840s, this was the largest community between New Mexico and Los Angeles. The settlers dug irrigation ditches and canals, planted grain...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 88–91.
Published: 01 March 2015
... segregation case,Mendez, et al. vs. Westminster. And this is my favorite story, only because it s so telling: Guy Gabaldon grew up with a Japanese American family in East Los Angeles, learning how to speak Japanese in the process. His language skills helped theMarines secure the surrender of more than a...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 4–15.
Published: 01 December 2014
... can imagine an alternate history to what we have now, per- haps even a history that should have been but isn t What did she mean by that? Margolin: We can give her a ring and find out what the hell she meant. Christensen: Well, what are your thoughts about that? Margolin: I think that that alternate...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 43–54.
Published: 01 June 2014
... the worlds of app-loving, angel-investor-seeking Internet builders. Yes, there are prominent tech managers spewing hatred about the poor, there are tech firms dominated by square corporate culture, and there is a gathering wealth of evi- dence showing how corporate tech culture is toxified by Mad...
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Boom (2014) 4 (2): 7–19.
Published: 01 June 2014
.... BOOM | SUMMER 2014 9 Solnit: Hell, no. It s interesting, because I used to always say that I was a San Franciscan and a Californian rather than American. Schwarzenegger kind of ruined your standing as a Californian in Europe. I was in Reykjav ´k last summer. And everyone has got iPhones and MacBooks...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 24–35.
Published: 01 March 2014
.... © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Richard Rodriguez writing California writers California authors San Francisco Sacramento Los Angeles Hunger of Memory: The Education of Richard Rodriguez Days of Obligation: Arguments with My Mexican Father Brown: The Last...
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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 12–26.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Southern California represents dystopia. The article includes a photo essay featuring science fiction film stills held up against their filming locations in Los Angeles and the Bay Area. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Aldous Huxley Colossus: The Forbin Project...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 52–71.
Published: 01 July 2013
... landscape. A home- owner in the community expressed one evening, I hate having to take care of the damn lawn. It s such a waste of time and money. I have much better things to be doing, but I need to keep the yard up. If I don t the whole neighbor- hood will go to hell Even though he resented the effort...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 44–59.
Published: 01 December 2012
... . c o m or read about the runs that would happen in Monterey. The movie The Wild One . . . came out in 53, I think, and that was incredible. At that point, all of us wanted to wear leather jackets and ride Harleys.8 The Hell s Angels would become fixtures in the Grateful Dead scene, but as Grant s...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 79–86.
Published: 01 December 2012
... content through the University of California Press s Rights and Permissions website, httpwww.ucpressjournals.com/reprintInfo.asp. DOI: 10.1525/boom.2012.2.4.79. Robert Landau s Rock n Roll Billboards of the Sunset Strip was published in October 2012 by Angel City Press. The Sunset Strip is that 1.7-mile...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 13–17.
Published: 01 October 2012
.... Occupy Oakland. Occupy Los Angeles. Occupy the 2012 Pasadena Rose Parade? yes, yes, and yes. To paraphrase Paddy Chayefsky s furious prophet of the airwaves in the Hollywood film Network, some Californians are mad as hell about the state s inequities and refusing to take it anymore. Between 1987 and 2009...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 25–44.
Published: 01 October 2012
... much controversy. In the words of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, If we can t put solar power plants in the Mojave Desert, I don t know where the hell we can put them. 4 For those who have experienced the Mojave only through the windshield of an air-conditioned car or the window of a...
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Boom (2012) 2 (2): 22–36.
Published: 01 June 2012
... Fan s Hope) at the 2010 convention, and it started playing on the film festival circuit in the fall of 2011. Further, a photo book based on the documentary was selling on the Comic-Con exhibit floor in 2011 with the tagline, See anyone you know? For more and more of us, the answer is, hell yes! (For...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 1–5.
Published: 01 November 2011
.... Boom0104.indd 1 21/11/11 9:55 AM 2 boomca l i f o r n i a . c om I live a few blocks from the hospital where I was born, in Riverside. Ah, the Inland Empire, the misunderstood, vaguely cinematic, desert-like place where we are all related to biker gangs (yes, The Hell s Angels did begin here in Fontana...