Category: Articles

A Chumash Line: How an old email and five PDFs revealed my Native Californian Roots

With “Postcards,” creative non-fiction stories grounded in place, we aspire to create a new cartography of California. For us, literature […]

Yemeni Farm Workers and the Politics of Arab Nationalism in the UFW

Neama Alamri Growing up in the Central Valley, the history of the United Farm Workers (UFW) and Cesar Chavez loomed […]

The Tides that Erase: Automation and the Los Angeles Waterfront

With “Postcards,” creative non-fiction stories grounded in place, we aspire to create a new cartography of California. For us, literature […]

American Empire and the Landscapes of Los Angeles

Jessica Kim A drive through contemporary Los Angeles reveals American empire embedded throughout its urban landscape. “Imperial capital” likely conjures […]

Eating Thirty in Fresno: Finding Home at Hmong New Year

Lisa Lee Herrick It starts in October with a whisper of smoke and silver tintinnabulations, with sequins flashing winter sun […]

El Corrido del Copete

With “Postcards,” creative non-fiction stories grounded in place, we aspire to create a new cartography of California. For us, literature […]

Who I Used To Be

With “Postcards,” creative non-fiction stories grounded in place, we aspire to create a new cartography of California. For us, literature […]

We are our own Multitude: Los Angeles’ Black Panamanian Community

With “Postcards,” creative non-fiction stories grounded in place, we aspire to create a new cartography of California. For us, literature […]

Following the Moniker Trail: Hobo Graffiti and the Strange Tale of Jack London, Skysail, and A-No. 1

Susan Phillips In his book The Road, Jack London describes his experiences living as a hobo. From hopping trains, begging, […]

Los Angeles, The Automobile, and Mexican American Life

Eric Avila Genevieve Carpio Essential Los Angeles: Revisiting the Automobile (Eric Avila) Just when we thought we knew everything about […]