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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 52–61.
Published: 01 December 2016
...Peter Richardson Like Mark Twain, Hunter S. Thompson arrived in San Francisco as an obscure journalist, thrived on the city’s anarchic energies, and departed as a national figure. His literary formation played out in San Francisco during what he called ‘‘a Main Era—the kind of peak that never comes...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 94–99.
Published: 01 September 2016
... number of scholars began touting the need for comparative urban research that opens the eyes to broader urban phenomena that can be compared across municipal boundaries and national borders. Underlying comparative approaches carry the notion that urban imaginaries are “sites of encounters with other...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 32–39.
Published: 01 September 2016
... national borders. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 students Ayotzinapa Mexico murder Los Angeles memorials art anti-memorialization Consuelo Flores s altar created for Self Help Graphics exhibition The 43: From Ayotzinapa to Ferguson maricela becerra, lucy...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 80–83.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., cognitive science, art, public health, and performance studies, bringing students together from each field. We now are bringing the installation back to the streets of San Leandro with the support of a National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Our Town grant for a project called San Leandro Lights. Transferring...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 86–91.
Published: 01 June 2015
... people like themselves in parks they do. It is hoped that representing this diversity will encourage more California to use their national, state, and local parks. © 2015 by the Regents of the University of California 2015 Parks outdoors diversity social media Stamen Design CaliParks...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 42–51.
Published: 01 June 2015
.... Watkins’s images, made in the late-nineteenth century, helped to sell scenic, monumental California and the West to the nation. In contrast, Kolster’s photographs of the Los Angeles River, a degraded and often ignored urban waterway, suggest how older photographic techniques might be employed to create new...
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Boom (2014) 4 (4): 97–101.
Published: 01 December 2014
...Jonah Raskin This essay takes a literary journey to Jack London State Historic Park, the National Steinbeck Center, and the Beat Museum. An exploration of the shrines that are devoted to writers and which attract readers from around the world as well as close to home, the essay explores...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 60–69.
Published: 01 September 2014
... core values and his passion for getting Californians out in nature is just as important today, whether those natural places are national parks or city parks. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 John Muir Yosemite United States Forest Service wilderness preservation...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 103–112.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Peter S. Alagona This essay looks at the history of Santa Cruz Island and preservation and conservation efforts there through the work of the National Park Service, the Nature Conservancy, and the University of California Natural Reserve System. Alagona argues that these efforts are sometimes...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 76–85.
Published: 01 September 2014
... agencies such as the National Park Service in dialogue with diverse communities. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014 Rue Mapp Outdoor Afro Carolyn Finney diversity National Park Service nature Parks Forward Commission social media engaging diverse communities...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 46–50.
Published: 01 September 2014
...-determination, a renaissance of indigenous politics and culture made possible by the survival of indigenous people and nations, and the economic opportunities of Indian gaming. Bauer argues that people who hunt for deeper meaning in Ishi’s legacy are often looking to understand something about themselves, not...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 28–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... in California, a fourth-generation Californian; but I discovered California as the theme for history as a grad- uate student at Harvard, which meant that I perceived this history from a national and comparative perspective. Lately, my thinking has taken a comparable Asia/Pacific and Latin American...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): iii.
Published: 01 December 2016
.../Doubleday). D A N A G I O I A is the ex-chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts and Poet Laureate of California. He received an MA in comparative literature from Harvard University and has published five full-length collec- tions of poetry between 1986 and 2016. M A T T H E W G U S H is the...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 70–73.
Published: 01 December 2016
... With A California Requiem Editor s note: Having served as chair of the National Endowment for the Artsfrom 2003 to 2009, Dana Gioia has long been known for his provocative essays,for his work in literary criticism, and especially for his poetry and advocacy of the craft. A native Californian born...
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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 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
... has been strong and variegated since the nineteenth century. Central Americans, Puerto Ricans, Mexicans, and Latin Americans of other nationalities moved there beginning in the Gold Rush era; the only other city to have such a diverse Latino population so early on was New York City (which claimed more...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 6–9.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Mason. I had a job working for Greenpeace, three evenings a week, canvassing Marin, the East and South Bays, going door to door to ask for funds. The office was in Fort Mason Center, which had only recently been turned over to the National Park Service; before that, it had been an army post, going back...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 92–98.
Published: 01 December 2016
... also a place on the national periphery in the nineteenth century and far from the famil- iar place where hearts might feel at home. Merchandising the state s natural grandeur answered some of Californian longing. From William Henry Jackson in the 1870s through Ansel Adams in the 1950s to the latest...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 80–91.
Published: 01 December 2016
... ordinary people began to sit tight during the singing of the national anthem in our ballparks. The bench sitters were pelted with hot dogs and mustard, with snow cones and soft ice cream. They were told to stand up like men, even if they were women. They were called traitors, scum, cowards, and Commies...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 39–51.
Published: 01 December 2016
... Angeles and Bay Area that my relatives set their sights on is long gone. Sometimes though, I happen into ghosts of it if on a drive home, heading north toward the San Gab- riels on a clear day and I see the shoulder-to-shoulder rise of land that demarks the Angeles National Forest, or the socked-in coast...