Category: Articles

Pokémon Go, an Unnatural History: Reflections on race, privilege, and access to augmented nature

Bryan B. Rasmussen Lately, I’ve put summers in the service of natural history, something I didn’t get much of as […]

The Deserts of Los Angeles: Two Topologies

Gary Reger “Night falls quickly in Los Angeles,” observes the narrator of Alison Lurie’s The Nowhere City (1965), “as in […]

The Myth of a Desert Metropolis: Los Angeles was not built in a desert, but are we making it one?

Glen M. MacDonald The question is posed like this. You’ve probably heard it or asked it yourself. Perhaps at a […]

Indian Summer

Karen Tei Yamashita On 9/11, I flew out of JFK on a 6:00 am flight headed for SFO, ignorant of […]

Reigniting Education in Juvie: Education is a right, even behind bars

Anna Challet Frequently overlooked in California’s ongoing discussions about criminal justice reform are the places at which many individuals have […]

Migracious Stories: Organize or Die

Fred B. Glass A review essay of Gabriel Thompson, America’s Social Arsonist: Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth […]

What Does It Mean to Become Californian?

D.J. Waldie What does it mean to become Californian? It means being witness to an epic bender—a 169-year binge lubricated […]

State of Being: Envisioning California

Lynell George “I could remember everything about California, but I couldn’t feel it. I tried to get my mind to […]

Seeing Through Murals: The Future of Latino San Francisco

Lori A. Flores In 1964, British sociologist Ruth Glass coined the term “gentrification” in her study of young creative professionals […]

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 […]