On the Road to the Summer of Love

Dennis McNally Editor’s Note: In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Summer of Love, the California Historical Society’s “On […]

Danza de Los Superhéroes: Zapotec Immigrant Tradition in Transnational Transfer

Leopoldo Peña Just west of downtown Los Angeles, in a derelict American Craftsman house, a group of Zapotec immigrants from […]

Writing Orange County

Elaine Lewinnek Naming a literary depiction of Orange County is no easy task. One or two sitcoms that describe the […]

The Other “Other” California

Gerald W. Haslam Growing up in an oilfield community at the southern end of the Great Central Valley, I for […]

Mapping LA-tinx Suburbia

Genevieve Carpio Andy Rutkowski   One of the most famous attempts to describe Los Angeles depicts it as an enclave of […]

Pokémon Go, an Unnatural History: Reflections on race, privilege, and access to augmented nature

Bryan B. Rasmussen Lately, I’ve put summers in the service of natural history, something I didn’t get much of as […]

Photography and Public Lands: Seeing Yosemite

A review of Nancy Robbins, A Sense of Yosemite, with essays by David Mas Masumoto. Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Conservancy, […]

The Deserts of Los Angeles: Two Topologies

Gary Reger “Night falls quickly in Los Angeles,” observes the narrator of Alison Lurie’s The Nowhere City (1965), “as in […]

The Myth of a Desert Metropolis: Los Angeles was not built in a desert, but are we making it one?

Glen M. MacDonald The question is posed like this. You’ve probably heard it or asked it yourself. Perhaps at a […]

The Fault isn’t with Napolitano: On Funding California Higher Education

Simon Marginson University of California President Janet Napolitano’s troubles over the State Audit are not a one-off case of mismanagement […]