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Boom. 2016; 6134–44 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.1.34
Published: 01 March 2016
.... Hawthorne discusses the evolution of public and private space in Los Angeles, competing plans for the future of the Los Angeles River, freeways, housing, climate, and much more. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Third Los Angeles Los Angeles River Frank Gehry boulevards...
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Boom. 2016; 6480–91 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.4.80
Published: 01 December 2016
... alongside a community kitchen to feed those who were in the greatest need. Over the protests of sugar plan- tation owners and cattle ranchers worried that thirsty squat- ters would squander water needed for agribusiness, the Secretary of Public Works provided water pipes. The pipes were installed, and a...
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Boom. 2016; 63v–vi doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.v
Published: 01 September 2016
... humanity both in California and beyond. Yours, Jason S. Sexton Notes 1 For an earlier account of the LA School, see Michael Dear, The Los Angeles School of Urbanism: An Intellectual History Urban Geography 24.6 (2003): 493 509. 2 Publications, interactive maps, and online exhibitions for each project can...
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Boom. 2016; 6389–93 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.89
Published: 01 September 2016
.... This effort in Boyle Heights aimed to show what happens when, instead of going to a public library to make use of it, here the public library comes to the people. © 2016 by The Regents of the University of California 2016 Boyle Heights reading storytelling literacy David Kipen Libros...
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Boom. 2016; 6312–17 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.12
Published: 01 September 2016
.... Therefore, when freight traffic congestion at the Los Angeles Long Beach Port grew intolerable in the 1980s, the new vision promoted for the river was to pave over it to form a truck freeway. A new river wasn t inscribed in the public imagination until a motley crew of poets, artists, outlaw kayakers, park...
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Boom. 2016; 634–11 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.4
Published: 01 September 2016
... proven difficult to change because our institutions are less malleable than we might wish, and because they provide a sense of permanence some would say a false sense of permanence in the face of broad shifts in the external conditions surrounding the academic enterprise such as the withdrawal of public...
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Boom. 2016; 63120–128 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.120
Published: 01 September 2016
... physical and institu- tional spaces. But it is not only digital tools that have enabled this softening; it is also an ethic based on diversity and difference that reimagines the public university as sites of engagement that are multidirectional and nonhierarchical in the past, present, and future. Against...
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Boom. 2016; 6325–31 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.25
Published: 01 September 2016
... when he proclaimed, Poets are the unacknowledged legislators of the world In a day when cynicism and fear appear to shape public discourse in a way not seen in dec- ades, it seems ever more important to have intellectuals at all levels of society in the university and out practicing the future. B...
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Boom. 2016; 6318–24 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2016.6.3.18
Published: 01 September 2016
... tuned to the political current, and I imagine the exhaustion and stress that comes with having to become a public personage, even though the writ- ing may have begun with an image, a sentence, a story, or a scene and a question about why. So speaking about enor- mous themes makes me nervous. I didn...
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Boom. 2015; 5494–99 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.4.94
Published: 01 December 2015
... number of Islamic faith-based groups. Both of America s leading Muslim civil rights organizations have Californian roots. The Mus- lim Public Affairs Council is based in Los Angeles and the Council on American- Islamic Relations, while headquartered in the East, opened its first chapter in the San...
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Boom. 2015; 5381–85 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.3.81
Published: 01 September 2015
... began to realize that all of us were the youngest leaders in the history of our respective publications. And I thought that that might not be a sign of a healthy industry. Soon I noticed other signs. I saw how advertisers can bend and warp content, and the process of creating it, when a publication...
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Boom. 2015; 5150–61 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2015.5.1.50
Published: 01 March 2015
... received from visitors. It is a curated, or even biased, sam- ple. The committee seems to have chosen to preserve many of the letters based on the relative importance of the writers. Nevertheless, this archive allows us to gauge some of the public reactions to the exposition. Overall, the letters reveal...
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Boom. 2014; 444–15 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.4
Published: 01 December 2014
... book published as an opportunity for people to come together and build community—the stories that Californians have to tell, and the concept of “deep hanging out.” The interview is illustrated with images from recent Heyday publications. © 2014 by the Regents of the University of California 2014...
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Boom. 2014; 4497–101 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2014.4.4.97
Published: 01 December 2014
... powerful to its Russian visitors. The National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, which opened its doors to the public in 1998, draws a much different crowd. The center has tried and failed to attract tourists from Russia. Japan, more than any nation in the world, save the United States, sends waves of...
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Boom. 2013; 3479–84 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.4.79
Published: 01 December 2013
..., and the arts, and the failings of some practitioners themselves. We cannot simply assume that we will have such a public. We must actively cultivate them, and that is the job of scholarly communication. The United States has a long and robust history of anti- intellectualism and now, increasingly...
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Boom. 2013; 3314–21 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.3.14
Published: 01 September 2013
... growth in the twentieth century, federal land regulation, labor organizing, economic development, as well as evolving conceptions and legal definitions of the public interest in natural resources. The story of the aque- duct may be told in light of other iconic, historic building projects, such as the...
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Boom. 2013; 311–16 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2013.3.1.1
Published: 01 May 2013
... primarily around engendering com- merce and regulated through technologies of surveillance, policing, and exclusion. Architecture and urban history intellectual Margaret Crawford has written that while the displacement and crim- inalization of the homeless and the redevelopment of many public spaces has...
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Boom. 2012; 2487–95 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.4.87
Published: 01 December 2012
... public libraries and stamp dates in books. Marlowe can t resist making snide comments about women, much as Chandler can t help but make his women characters into far more seductive, dangerous, and often more lethal figures than his male characters (with the notable exception of Marlowe, the loner who...
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Boom. 2012; 2427–43 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.4.27
Published: 01 December 2012
... reflected trends in law, shaped debates over juvenile delinquency, and amplified distinctions between legal censorship and public censuring. This paper situates the Howl prosecution amid the regulation of comics, rock music, motion pictures, narcotics in postwar America, to tell a story about California...
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Boom. 2012; 2444–59 doi: https://doi.org/10.1525/boom.2012.2.4.44
Published: 01 December 2012
..., but the feeling, the urge to transcend. Though often misunderstood, this part of the band s project was inseparable from their public image. As Garcia explained in 1972, the band is not for cranking out rock and roll, it s not for going out and doing concerts or any of that stuff, I think it s to get...