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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 94–99.
Published: 01 September 2016
... out through a comparative study of Los Angeles and Mexico City. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 comparative studies cities urban imaginaries transnational urban studies regionalism Los Angeles Mexico City dana cuff and anastasia loukaitou-sideris Neither...
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Boom (2016) 6 (1): 34–44.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Christopher Hawthorne This interview with Los Angeles Times architecture critic Christopher Hawthorne was conducted by Boom editor Jon Christensen and Dana Cuff, a professor of architecture, urban design, and urban planning, and director of cityLAB at UCLA. Hawthrone is charged with covering new...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 34–43.
Published: 01 December 2015
... congregations in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Los Feliz yields a complex—and dynamic—picture of the potential future of American religion. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Los Feliz Mt. Hollywood Congregational Church Founders Metropolitan Community Church Founders MCC...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 122–128.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Lila Higgins; Emily Hartop The Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County is reconnecting to the city around it and in the process discovering a vital role for itself in the life of the city and its future. This article’s authors both work for the museum. Lila Higgins describes a Los Angeles...
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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 (2013) 3 (3): 110–114.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Bob; Rob Sipchen Should Los Angeles continue to exist? In this anxious love letter, father and son Angelenos and environmentalists Bob and Rob Sipchen decide their city's fate. The Sipchens examine Los Angeles' history of water appropriation, race relations, riots, suburban sprawl, and urban...
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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 (2012) 2 (2): 105–107.
Published: 01 June 2012
...Alex Schmidt This piece examines the phenomenon of "flipping" distressed houses in Northeast Los Angeles neighborhoods such as Highland Park and Echo Park from aesthetic, economic, and cultural perspectives. © 2012 by the Regents of the University of California. All rights reserved. Please direct...
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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 43–58.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Bryant Simon “A Down Brother,” looks at the role Earvin “Magic” Johnson played in the redevelopment of South Central Los Angeles in the wake 1992 civic unrest. Johnson famously teamed up with several multi-national brands to build a series of movie theaters, coffee shops, and restaurants in the...
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Boom (2012) 2 (3): 91–97.
Published: 01 October 2012
...Nicholas F. Centino Los Angeles is the home to one of the largest and most vibrant scenes for rockabilly enthusiasts in the world. Since the turn of this century, the Los Angeles rockabilly scene has transformed to meet the desires of the Chicana/os and Latina/os who now make up the scene’s primary...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 28–41.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Lauren Bon Lauren Bon is a transformative figure. Through her work with the Metabolic Studio and as a trustee of the Annenberg Foundation, she examines a handful of enormous and intersecting questions about Los Angeles, the American West, the way we think about landscapes, our water and where it...
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Boom (2015) 5 (1): 29–37.
Published: 01 March 2015
...Robert Gottlieb The relationship between China and Los Angeles has been transformed over the past thirty years through the enormous expansion of global trade and imported products made in China. Products arrive in the Ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach and are then transported by truck and rail to...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 11–13.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Chris Plakos Los Angeles Department of Water and Power public relations officer Chris Plakos describes how the Los Angeles Aqueduct works, from its headwaters near Big Springs to the Los Angeles Aqueduct filtration plant in Sylmar. Transcribed from Kim Stringfellow’s There It Is—Take It...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 8–10.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Eve Bachrach This article is about the legacy of William Mulholland, engineer of the Los Angeles Aqueduct who was instrumental in building public support for funding and building the project. Supporters hail him as a masterful campaigner and visionary without whom Los Angeles could not have...
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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 17–24.
Published: 01 May 2011
...Lynell George The Los Angeles locales photographer Kevin McCollister takes you to the places you can’t buy a ticket to. His blog and book project that grew out of it, East of West L.A. , tells a different L.A. story — one that is subtler, nuanced and found only through patience. McCollister takes...
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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 (1): 76–87.
Published: 01 March 2016
...Eric Brightwell Ethnic enclaves serve as segregated ghettos, negotiated spaces, tourist attractions, and vibrant shopping and residential districts for many of Los Angeles’s diverse communities. The enclaves are products of both historical racial discrimination and self-segregation driven by mutual...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 76–79.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Beth Pratt The author, a wildlife campaigner, recounts her decision to get a tattoo of Los Angeles cougar P22 on her arm. The tattoo was meant to be a sign of personal commitment to urban wildlife generally—and the campaign for a wildlife crossing across a busy Los Angeles freeway—but Pratt soon...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 86–94.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo This article tells the story of a central Los Angeles community garden and the women, who came primarily from Southern Mexico and Central America, who had plots there. The garden fostered an informal support network for the women and families who used it, and a place to...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 50–59.
Published: 01 September 2013
...Kim Stringfellow This timeline details the economic, social, and environmental impact that the Los Angeles Aqueduct had on the Owens Valley. It begins in the 19th century with the Paiute who lived in the valley, and covers local opposition to the aqueduct and attempts to sabotage it in the 1920s...