Month: February 2017

Lying in Plain Sight: La Jolla’s Assemblage of Religious Art

Rick Kennedy On 8 September 2016, the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals decided that the cross on Mount Soledad […]

Through the Heart of California: Seeing the “Other” California through a Relief Map

Alex Espinoza In 2014, Aljazeera America ran a story titled “Fresno Rated Highly Livable for Young People.”1 The piece cited information […]

From the Green of Vietnam to Toes Painted with Nirvana

Susan Straight They came here because of war, though people might not think of it that way when sitting down […]

The Smell of Gold: On the Yuba River

Caitlin Mohan My son and I sit on a boulder in the Yuba River when he asks if the river […]

Between Journalism and Fiction: Hunter S. Thompson and the Birth of Gonzo

Peter Richardson According to Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson was “the only twentieth-century equivalent of Mark Twain.”1 Wolfe’s comparison was meant […]

Anthropologist as Court Jester: Civil Disobedience and The People’s Café

Nancy Scheper-Hughes “Just remember, Nancy, that you and I are just ‘passing’ as academics.” —George A. DeVos (“the Fox” in […]

Elegy

David L. Ulin Andrew Molera State Park. I didn’t know it was the almost perfect midpoint of the California coast […]

Seeing California through the Semicolon

Jason S. Sexton California has many official symbols: the state flower (poppy), the state fruit (avocado), the state tree (California […]