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Boom (2013) 3 (4): 12–26.
Published: 01 December 2013
... Utopian north, dystopian south T ouring around California you could be forgiven for thinking you re living inthe future, and not just because of the Silicon Valley wizardry that surroundsus all. We also have to thank Hollywood s movie magic, which has turned the state into a backdrop for countless science...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 1–16.
Published: 01 May 2013
...Robeson Taj Frazier; Jessica Koslow This article examines the cultural politics and labor of the 818 Session, a krump and street dancing collective that appropriates and repurposes a North Hollywood parking lot for dance sessions on Wednesday nights. In the face of the general culture of spatial...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 12–21.
Published: 01 June 2015
...Tony Gleaton Manifesting Destiny is a work in progress by photographer Tony Gleaton. It is a historical examination of African-descended people in the greater Trans-Mississippi West, and an attempt to counter the notion that Africans in North America, both enslaved and free, owe their historical...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 46–50.
Published: 01 September 2014
...William Bauer This essay follows the history of hunting Indians in California to the hunting of Ishi—the “last wild Indian in North America”—by anthropologists from the University of California through to the present-day hunt for Ishi’s legacy and his physical remains. William Bauer explores why...
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Boom (2014) 4 (3): 36–45.
Published: 01 September 2014
...Troy Jollimore Photographer Byron Wolfe traveled to Deer Creek in California to capture the locations of a series of photographs of Ishi, “the last wild Indian in North America,” taken in 1914. His purpose was to show what had changed in the intervening century, to pose questions about the original...
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Boom (2013) 3 (1): 56–62.
Published: 01 May 2013
... with subsidiary galleries in Arcata and North Bend, OR. All these tidal galleries have become state parks, nature reserves, or otherwise closed to sculpture-building. Given the creative energy of people in the area, future galleries in other tidal locations are likely to arise. © 2013 by the Regents...
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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 (2016) 6 (4): 92–98.
Published: 01 December 2016
... assem- bling communities from tract houses and strip malls. I m tired of my own sentimentality for landscapes that are rendered either as an open wound or a throat pulled back, ready for the knife. Pity is misplaced if there is no place in it for you or me. The choice for Californians north and south...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 4–5.
Published: 01 December 2016
...- paced book is written in Starr s classic polymathic, inter- disciplinary style, charting the history of the exploration, evangelization, and settlement of North America in a sin- gle volume. Keep up with us at the new Boom California.With the new year and the publication of this issue marks a new moment...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 34–38.
Published: 01 December 2016
... you find a regional dialect that often fuses idioms and verbal ticks from both the Bay Area and metropol- itan Los Angeles; sentences are sprinkled with liberal amounts of the adjective hella (from the North) while use of the definite article the when referencing local freeways (an LA staple) has...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 80–91.
Published: 01 December 2016
... from Queens College and moved to North Berkeley where she lived next door to the Alfred and Theodora Kroeber compound on Arch Street. Her last research project was a study of time and youth culture in the Bay Area. Thanks to Hortense s pressure, I applied to the graduate anthropol- ogy program at...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 28–33.
Published: 01 December 2016
... California are actually much more variegated and complex. Between writing the first and second volumes of a new series some call his magnum opus the first volume titled Continental Ambitions: Roman Catholics in North America: The Colonial Experience Boom editor Jason Sexton recently managed to catch up with...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 16–27.
Published: 01 December 2016
..., Latinos turned inward and formed community with each other, constructing a Spanish-language Catholic church in the Latin Quarter of North Beach in 1875. When San Francisco became a leading processer of Central Amer- ican coffee, Central American migrants added to the com- munity s diversity, as did...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 6–9.
Published: 01 December 2016
... three of us, we lingered, shrouded in the fog of leaving, aware that our time had come. Who had we seen that night? It could have been anyone Jorma, Carroll, even Jerry Garcia who played, when he was in town, once a month in North Beach at the Stone. The next morning, I packed the last few items in my...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 74–79.
Published: 01 December 2016
... promontory on the coast that sits south of Orange County s San Joaquin Hills. At 422 feet, Point Loma rises only half the height of Mount Soledad; and further north, Palos Verdes rises only a quarter the height (220 feet). La Jolla was a bit of a bohemia before settling into its wealth. Molly McClain, a...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 62–69.
Published: 01 December 2016
... spy a woman s shoe in the middle of the silty floor, sitting there as if she couldn t find it but walked out the door just the same. You could wander into a leaning barn and see, or perhaps imagine, a noose swinging from the rafter, not unlike the make-shift gallows some miles up the North Fork, which...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 1–3.
Published: 01 September 2016
..., constantly moving to the impulse of romantic orientation to the north. After reading the inter- view here with Karen, be sure to pick up a copy of Tropic and put the novel that has influenced quite a bit of this issue of Boom into your Fall reading plans. Once you pick up this insightful book about LA, and...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 68–79.
Published: 01 September 2016
... on the diminishing swell until the Bay opens up to the north and south. Silicon Valley is a hazy presence on the horizon off to the south, and the peak of Angel Island pokes up to the north. You spot the industrial shores of the East Bay. The four-legged, skyscraper-sized gantries of the Port of...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 84–88.
Published: 01 September 2016
... the river, Diego stops at Hollenbeck Park where he can rest and relax for a short while. Then, cycling westward, back toward downtown, he stops sometimes by Mariachi Plaza before crossing the bridge again. From here, he turns to Alameda Street and goes straight to the recycling center at 1000 North...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 18–24.
Published: 01 September 2016
... urban humanists based in Los Angeles. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Oakland Los Angeles the North creative writing LA literature Japanese Americans Japanese churches spatiality time Urban Humanities Anime Wong Tropic of Orange karen tei yamashita A...