Category: Articles

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 […]

An Agent Suspects of Her

Omar Pimienta an agent suspects of her suspects of him    suspects of me suspects himself and above all suspects the […]

This is Not a Lie

Omar Pimienta This is not a lie it’s not a lie about the lie a lie that prolongs the lie […]

Lines and Fences

Writing and Rewriting the California Fence/Wall