Category: Articles

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

Best of Boom 2017

Looking back on the year that’s been, with the countless number of untold stories of resistance and life made meaningful, […]

Black Life in Adelanto

Jemima Pierre My first trip to the GEO Group’s Adelanto Detention Center, the privately-run prison facility located deep inland in […]