Month: January 2017

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Seeing California Vol. 6, No. 4

SEEING CALIFORNIA Read the latest from Boom, Volume 6, Number 4.  All articles from Boom: A Journal of California are free […]

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Boom Receptions and Readings in February

Come out this month to meet some of our writers and join us for a celebration of the final print […]

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Call for Proposals and Submissions

On behalf of the editorial board of Boom California, published by University of California Press, we seek proposals from scholars, […]

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Becoming Kevin Starr: Images in the Making of California’s Son

Notes With special thanks to Sheila Starr, who in incalculable ways has made a profound contribution to our understanding of […]

Porosity by Maite Zubiaurre.

Urban Humanities Pedagogy: The Classroom, Education, and New Humanities

Jonathan Banfill Todd Presner Maite Zubiaurre At University of California, Los Angeles, the Humanities are located at both the historic […]

University of California, Berkeley campus, viewed from the east circa 1874. Photograph courtesy of the Bancroft Library.

The Inside-Out Museum/ The Inside-Out University

Walter Hood Shannon Jackson Editor’s note: In 1873 when California’s flagship public university moved to its present location, then part […]

Loterı´a Urbana
Loterı´a is a traditional bingo game common in Mexico City. Here it has been developed into a platform for community engagement
in Los Angeles and Mexico City, representing a world where alternative reality gaming can bring neighbors closer together.
Image by Angelica Becerra and William Davis.

Learning the City: Developing New Networks of Understanding

Jonathan Banfill Angélica Becerra Jeannette Mundy In 2016, the borders that divide cities in California and Mexico (and even internally […]

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A Boom Interview: Kevin Starr

Kevin Starr Editor’s note: Narrator of the desires that gave California rise and the experiences of countless Californians, Kevin Starr […]

Displaying La Caja Ma´gica (the Magic Box), a chrome-coated plywood box that unfolds to expose an interior of grass serving as a stool.
The box stores grass mats to create seating for an audience.

Seeking Literary Justice: La Caja Mágica in Boyle Heights

Maricela Becerra Cat Callaghan Will Davis Grace Ko Benjamin Kolder Alejandro Ramirez MendezIt is two-thirty in the afternoon on Sunday, […]

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California Dreams and Olympic Schemes at Rose Parades

Mark Dyreson The 128th Tournament of Roses Parade stepped-off on Monday morning, January 2, beneath overcast skies and temperatures in […]