All posts by Boom California

A California Requiem

Dana Gioia I walked among the equidistant graves New planted in the irrigated lawn. The square, trim headstones quietly declared […]

California from a Different Angle

Mike Miller  A review of Fred B. Glass, From Mission to Microchip: A History of the California Labor Movement. Oakland: […]

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 […]

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, […]

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 […]

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 […]

Outselling the Beatles in 1966: LA’s forgotten musical genius

Peter Cole As music critics release “best of 2016” lists, who can name the most popular musician in America fifty […]