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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 40–49.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... The mid-20th c. architecture and the murals designed by Diego Rivera, entitled “ Agua, Origen de la Vida ,” narrate the journey of water as it flows continuously from the indigenous past and into the modern present. Along the way, Rivera represents water as bridging distinct locations, cultures, and...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 54–63.
Published: 01 December 2015
.... But there are many ways to enjoy a Saturday afternoon, and 56 BOOMCA L I FORN I A . COM sweating colored powder in the hot LA sun is only one of them. In the murky, colored mist of the orchestrated hourly color throws, the audience of largely non-Hindu teens have their first experience of Hindu ritual...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
... of Guadalupe, is present in churches, and on candles, murals, and tattoos. Lesser-known saints such as San Toribio Romo (the Mexican patron saint for immigrants) and Jesus Malverde (patron saint for drug traffickers, migrants, and the poor) live here, too. Our Lady of La Vang resides in Vietnamese...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 24–31.
Published: 01 September 2015
... as debates over attempts to accommodate the animals, and wolve-dog mixes in our midst © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Gray wolf OR7 California Department of Fish and Wildlife wolves dire wolves La Brea Tar Pits Page Museum dogs emma marris Return of the...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 97–101.
Published: 01 December 2014
... upon to make a pilgrimage down some half-hidden by-path, or to go delv- ing into the musty archives of the past Things have changed greatly since 1915, although it s still possible to make pilgrimages down half-hidden paths at Jack London State Historic Park in rural Glen Ellen, which draws literary...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 64–70.
Published: 01 December 2014
... gray brechin A New Deal for California Recovering a history hidden in plain sight Hubris doesn t begin to describe what we proposed to do: document every lastphysical trace of the Depression-era federal Works Progress Administration(WPA) in California. All of it every plaque, school, fountain, tennis...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 26–36.
Published: 01 December 2014
... sheet it down with a practiced hand, crossing the cord over the top of the tarp, tucking the edges down around the load like a woman making a bed, before finally securing the cord with hooks hidden at points inside the bed of the truck. We climb up into the cab. Like Mario, Laura avoids the main route...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 122–128.
Published: 01 September 2014
... teeming with nature, often hidden in plain sight. Emily Hartop describes the museum’s ongoing citizen science project BioSCAN, which is collecting insect specimens around the city on an unprecedented scale to understand not just the full array of insect species living in the city but using geographic...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 86–97.
Published: 01 March 2014
... San Diego Baja California The First Administrative Division of Baja and Alta California from Francisco Palo´u, Relacio´n Histo´rica de la Vida y Aposto´licas Tareas del V.P. Fray Jun ´pero Serra, 1787. COURTESY OF THE BANCROFT LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY. michael dear Bajalta...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 50–55.
Published: 01 May 2013
... Hidden Los Angeles banner almost since the site s inception cocktails at the venerable Musso and Frank, late grunion runs, kayaking the LA River and just recently she s launched a series of participatory philan- thropic events ,working with Downtown s Los Angeles Mis- sion and the Hollywood-based My...
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Boom (2013) 3 (2): 34–51.
Published: 01 July 2013
... well, and he reached his objec- tive of writing anything for the symphony orchestra, for the movies, and for television with great speed, great accuracy.9 Wilson s big band stands out, though hidden in plain sight within the historical record, playing swinging, soulful music grounded in the African...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2013
...: Public space is different in LA. Cruisin in a kitted out ride (car) is a popular pastime. Graffiti are more common on the freeways than on public transport . . . Uncle Jam s Army put on large shows and was essentially nomadic. Learning from the Chicano Woodstocks (par Reuben Guevarra) that were being...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 45–61.
Published: 01 October 2012
... unexpected things are unearthed or washed ashore. There is the usual beachcomber stuff, the Ice Age plants and animals mired in the La Brea Tar Pits in Los Angeles, and the sixteenth- century Chinese export porcelain dishes excavated at Drake s Bay north of San Francisco. Native American artifacts potsherds...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): boom.2011.1.3.fte.
Published: 01 August 2011
...Carolyn de la Peña; Louis Warren © 2011 by the Regents of the University of California 2011 F R OM TH E E D I TO R S Growing up in Rubidoux in the 1980s, the Fourth of July meant watching the fire- works, and waiting for the fire. Cars would line the old Stater Brothers parking lot, family...
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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 17–24.
Published: 01 May 2011
..., hidden contours. While he is certainty documenting LA, his images evoke something chambered and contemplative, startling in their quietude. His book and the blog that inspired it, East of West LA, elicit a Los Angeles that feels personal, like memory and fantasy fused, a Los Angeles that is private but...
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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 6–16.
Published: 01 May 2011
... the surf, BOOM | S U M M E R 2 011 9 Base End Station, Construction #243, North Elevation: Fort Funston 2006 but the majority of them are still in place. If you imagine them as an assault on the earth, then the earth has fought back, with foliage that has half-hidden and choked some of them, with the...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 81.
Published: 01 March 2011
... Fellowship, and in 2010 he was a senior fellow at Demos, a public-policy research organization in New York. His books include Inside Obama s Brain (2009) and Breadline USA: The Hidden Scandal of Ameri- can Hunger and How to Fix It (2009). j ESSE DREW is director of technocultural studies at the University of...