Category: Articles

Cima Dome, East Mojave National Preserve

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

Feudal-Aristocratic Drag: Neo-Liberal Erotic Imaginaries of California as Counterrevolutionary Heterotopia in The Mask of Zorro

LJ Frazier and Deborah Cohen Flirtatious repartee and sensuous swish of swords: gliding to and fro on soft horse stable […]

California’s COVID-19 Prison Disaster and the Trap of Palatable Reform

Hadar Aviram Eighteenth-century prison reformer John Howard was endowed not only with a considerable fortune but with an inquisitive eye […]

California and the 1918–1920 Influenza Pandemic

  Published in collaboration with California History  Diane M. T. North The 1918–1920 influenza pandemic remains the deadliest influenza pandemic in […]

The “Lost Cause” Goes West: Confederate Culture and Civil War Memory in California

This essay was originally published in California History, Vol 97, No. 1 Kevin Waite Where the monument once stood, only […]

South Bakersfield’s Confederate Remains

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

Power Lines Around Los Angeles: Isolation, Interconnection, and Aesthetics

Daniel Wuebben Historically, California’s overhead electric lines have been pushed to the margins of the built environment and, when possible, […]

Acts of Grace: Memory Journeys through the San Joaquin Valley

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

LA Oil Noir: Genre, Activism, and Spatial Justice in a City Made by Fossil Fuels

Miranda Trimmier Sometimes it’s hard to see the shape of the story you’re being told. As I understood it, the […]

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 […]