All posts by Boom California

Heating Up: California Spotted Owls and Wildfire

Can large wildfire benefit spotted owls and other imperiled wildlife? An emerging science brings all manner of surprises, and a few tough questions.

Martin Luther King Jr.’s L.A. Bomb Scare

Patrick Parr This is not the life I expected to lead. But gradually you take some responsibility, then a little […]

Water is Life

Alessandra Bergamin Briana Flin It is a Saturday evening in April and Celerina Chavez is making albondigas—Mexican meatball soup. In […]

Revisiting L.A.’s Floodpath: A Boom Interview with Jon Wilkman

Jon Wilkman Editor’s note: Over the past seven years, Boom has focused much of its attention on water in California. […]

What is a River in California?

Susannah Sayler Edward Morris What is a river? This is not a question we ask every day because it seems […]

Ayahuasca-naut: A Zen Student’s Experiment with Shamanic Medicine

Nick Shindo Street A hallucinogenic brew called ayahuasca is having a heyday in the United States. Rolling Stone, Fusion, VICE […]