Category: Articles

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 […]

Our Lady of La Vang

Vietnamese Virgin Mary, Made in California

Tattoo

Sydney Santana Jason S. Sexton Californians need to find ways to mark their identity. This stands true for newcomers and […]

A Traveler Comes to a Bridge

D. J. Waldie You are looking west from the white bluff of Boyle Heights, to opposite bluffs, backlit by an […]

Seeing Orange County

Tom Zoellner Elaine Lewinnek Editor’s Note: This Boom conversation brings together an English literature scholar and an urbanist American Studies […]

The Big Siesta

Blake Allmendinger In Playing In the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1992), Toni Morrison studies the impact of African […]

Feelings

Jie Tian “The moment when a feeling enters the body is political.” -Adrienne Rich Feelings well up in the Women’s […]

Shouldn’t You Be in California?

Western Frontiers of National Wellness Culture