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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 42–51.
Published: 01 June 2016
...Paige St. John Since restoring the death penalty in 1978, California has condemned more than 900 individuals, yet executed just 13. The hundreds who remain are housed at San Quentin State Prison in a highly restricted cell block plagued by suicides, drugs, mental illness, neglect and idleness. This...
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Boom (2016) 6 (4): 52–61.
Published: 01 December 2016
... created his most extravagant character: himself. The signature works that followed along with his drug and alcohol consumption, gun fetish, and fortified compound are strongly associated with Woody Creek, where he lived until his suicide in 2005. But if Thompson s celebrity was a Colorado phenomenon...
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Boom (2016) 6 (3): 12–17.
Published: 01 September 2016
...- spective in urban thought is brutally apparent. The number of households living below the poverty line in Mexico City, toxic air emissions in proximity to freeways in Los Angeles, suicide rates among Tokyo s youth, or miles of subway built in Shanghai over the last decade such cold metrics need translation...
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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 (2): 4–7.
Published: 01 June 2016
... back? While conditions have improved, we have much work left to do. Though California s prisons met the target set by the court, its population numbers are still well above their actual design capacity of 82,707.4 A recent spike in suicides and suicide attempts at the California Institution for Women...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 94–97.
Published: 01 June 2016
... safety, providing hope, healing communities R ochelle Solombrino was sixteen when she got her first DUI, the same age asher first suicide attempt. A year later, she nearly died from alcohol poisoning.When she was twenty-four, she almost died of a heroin overdose. I was on a suicide mission Solombrino...
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Boom (2016) 6 (2): 104–110.
Published: 01 June 2016
... Quarterly Review 81/1 (2005): 218 27. 2 There s some question about whether Sherley actually wrote the song, which Cash began to doubt after advocating for his release from prison; Sherley later committed suicide, 11 May 1978. See Robert Hilburn, Johnny Cash: The Life (New York: Back Bay Books, 2013), 326...
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Boom (2015) 5 (4): 20–33.
Published: 01 December 2015
... pheno- barbital with vodka and covering their heads with plastic bags, thirty-nine people killed themselves in order to leave their bodies and enter the spaceship. To my knowledge, California is the only state that has been home to groups that ended in religiously motivated mass suicides. We ve had two...
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Boom (2015) 5 (2): 112–121.
Published: 01 June 2015
... dog. I meet a small, wiry man who tells me he s a Mexican-Jewish former jockey born in Texas whose son began a dog rescue facility on acreage here near the river. He tells me his son committed suicide in this lonely place, and he now feeds the dogs. At night, he watches bands of coyotes rip apart...
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Boom (2013) 3 (3): 28–37.
Published: 01 September 2013
... helped trigger the Teapot Dome scandal; in 1929, his son Ned died in a still unresolved murder- suicide at his Beverly Hills mansion Greystone after being implicated in his father s fall. In 1927, the collapse of Julian Petroleum, a Southern California oil company turned elab- orate Ponzi set up, may...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 87–95.
Published: 01 December 2012
... committed suicide. Chandler wired back saying he didn t know. Occasionally, Marlowe will explain who pulled the trigger and disposed of the corpse, but his explanations are the least entertaining aspects of his stories. The quirky characters gangsters, movie stars, rich playboys, and playgirls keep the...
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Boom (2012) 2 (4): 44–59.
Published: 01 December 2012
... Garcia.36 It connected them to what Greil Marcus would one day call the Old, Weird America a shadow world of obscure heroes, rogues, doomed love affairs, suicides, murderous exploits, and half-forgotten legends. Marcus distinguished Smith s invisible republic from what Kenneth Rexroth had called the...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 6–9.
Published: 01 November 2011
... wrestled for years with drug addiction and at age thirty tried to commit suicide by running across the southbound lanes of the Golden State Freeway (Interstate 5). It was jim hinch Pay Me No Mind a n a lY S E S A former gangbanger paints a new LA Boom0104.indd 6 21/11/11 9:56 AM boom | w i n t E r 2 011 7...
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Boom (2011) 1 (4): 20–25.
Published: 01 November 2011
... blazers otherwise known as the Yale Political Union, discussing the state of the Republican Party and the suicidal tragedy he deemed Barry Goldwater s 1964 presidential nomi- nation. Republicans lost because they did not keep faith with their basic principles, the senator declared, taking pointed aim...
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Boom (2011) 1 (3): 30–43.
Published: 01 August 2011
... taxes. In 1971, he infa- mously wrote a letter to Richard Nixon, widely circulated in the press, in which he described Nixon s efforts to befriend the Chinese as suicidal idiocy. Barnes s public lampooning of the President alienated many supporters. He was ousted from the Assembly in 1972 and did not...
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Boom (2011) 1 (2): 43–58.
Published: 01 May 2011
... his money. He stated it would have been corporate suicide to put a multiplex or a Starbucks in the heart of Watts, pointing a reporter to the boarded-up storefronts there, saying that those empty retail spaces were grim reminders of the riots that swept through following the verdict in the Rodney...
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Boom (2011) 1 (1): 25–35.
Published: 01 March 2011
... the suicide, for the social or moral lesson in the murder of five. We interpret what we see, select the most workable of multiple choices. We live entirely, especially if we are writers, by the imposition of a narrative line upon disparate images, by the ideas with which we have learned to freeze...