Month: February 2017

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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 […]

Yuba Green.

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 […]

Photograph of Hunter S. Thompson by David Hiser.

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 […]

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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 […]

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Elegy

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

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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 […]