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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 32–39.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., mourning for the students has taken the form of what we call “anti-memorialization,” where traditional forms of memorialization are upended through informality, ephemerality, art, and the digital in order to politicize and bring attention to an injustice. While informal memorials have existed as long or...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 6–9.
Published: 01 December 2016
...David L. Ulin Traversing the kaleidoscope of memory of early adulthood in the San Francisco bay area, David Ulin describes the places as he remembers them with picturesque account: Andrew Molera State Park, Fort Mason, Marin Headlands, Old Waldorf, and Sutro Tower, with the particulars, and what...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 34–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Alex Espinoza Novelist Alex Espinoza examines ways in which memory and place are tied to specific geographic sites of knowledge throughout his life as a Californian. His journey from the factory-lined streets and avenues of the San Gabriel Valley and the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area to the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 80–83.
Published: 01 September 2016
...Greg Niemeyer With Brittney Silva’s tragic May 2014 death fresh in everyone’s memory, the city of San Leandro began collaboration efforts between them and University of California, Berkeley to do something to make the city safer for pedestrians. A course was developed at UC Berkeley called Sensing...
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Boom (2015) 5 (3): 4–11.
Published: 01 September 2015
.... That means not only that the city will appear different, but it will no longer correspond to memories of its coloration, or to its depictions in famous films. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 light-emitting diodes Los Angeles Blade Runner Chinatown color vision...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 39–51.
Published: 01 December 2016
... reality, wherein passes California. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 San Francisco Los Angeles memory time friendship family Hollywood North Beach lynell george State of Being Envisioning California I could remember everything about California, but I couldn t...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 98–102.
Published: 01 March 2014
... purchase at tourist shops and memories. These recuerdos are tragic, sublime, and absurd, occasionally hyperbolized, but in all cases are based on their creators’ own experiences and actual events in the liminal space that defines the boundary between the United States and Mexico. © 2014 by the Regents of...
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Boom (2014) 4 (1): 3–10.
Published: 01 March 2014
... the American spy plane incident of 2001, when Chinese guards asked members of the U.S. crew of a downed surveillance jet to tell them the words to this well known song from their country. The essay looks at the song’s popularity abroad, and the power of music in forming memories and conjuring a sense...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 70–79.
Published: 01 May 2013
... of folklore, fakelore, and heritage. As sites of violence and collective memory, California’s trees speak truths and lies. © 2013 by the Regents of the University of California 2013 public execution witness tree gold rush lynching Hangman's Tree C O N T E S T E D G R O U N D jared...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 92–98.
Published: 01 December 2016
... immigrant, and someone employed in the adult entertain- ment industry. Maybe becoming Californian means facing a ravenous hunger of memory 2 and having only Califor- nia s cliche´s to offer.    What does it mean to become Californian? It means locating yourself, according to environmental historian...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 1–3.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Californians; in many cases, these lives are extraordinary. Inside this issue, some of the best California writers wrestle with loss and memory, finding one s self, and coming of age, and the stories they write help us locate ourselves. We learn the ways of Californians, and of countercultural movements and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 62–69.
Published: 01 December 2016
... today is that when I roll down the window a sirocco of marijuana saturates the car the new smell just beyond the road that will become the scratch-and- sniff memory for my children s recollection of this place. When I was a kid, summer s first swim began with my nose skimming the water s surface in an...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 10–15.
Published: 01 December 2016
... just before Memorial Day. Ten women work at Nail Spa in a Target shopping plaza, opened fifteen years ago. My daughters came here for prom manicures, once or twice a year, and then for their brows. No one does my daughter Rosette s brows like Kim Dang, who was always so kind, so patient, and when she...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 70–73.
Published: 01 December 2016
...: Poetry is our most concise, expressive, and memo- rable way of using words to describe our existence. Poems awaken the imagination and memory to make us more alert to life. On both an individual and communal level, poems provide the language, ideas, and images to help us under- stand ourselves, our...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 52–61.
Published: 01 December 2016
... words or music or memories can touch that sense of knowing that you were there and alive in that corner of time and the world24 Thompson s transforma- tion required well-placed supporters and allies, and he was exceptionally fortunate to have worked with three California editors who shared his...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): iii.
Published: 01 September 2016
.... student at University of California, Los Angeles. She is studying Chicano art in solidarity with international struggles. M A R I C E L A B E C E R R A is a Ph.D. student in the department of Spanish and Portuguese at University of California, Los Angeles. Her research focuses on the post-memories of the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... memorial garden for human lives. Painted mes- sages on concrete remembered Suzy, who lived and appar- ently committed suicide at the Bulb. The place attracted people seeking a place to remember deaths that happened elsewhere. A hand-carved tombstone was marked, In the Memory of Emily Wagner . . . 33rd...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 40–49.
Published: 01 September 2016
... modernity of the Mexican Miracle era of the 1960s, when the country invested heavily in its infrastruc- ture. But the monument fell into disrepair in the last dec- ades of the twentieth century, and its degradation mirrored that of the water infrastructure it memorialized. The flow has been rerouted beneath...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 18–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... Hills to meet Hock- ney. My memory of the report is that the visit was cordial and generous, but I wondered what that would be like to encounter another artist whose work you satirize. Weschler, whose writing and thinking I so admire, must have known what he was doing. The erasure that Gomez s work...
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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...