Category: Excerpts

Tracing L.A.’s Cruising Culture

Alex Espinoza In Queer Space: Architecture and Same Sex Desire, Aaron Betsky writes, “The queerest space of all is the […]

Los Angeles, The Automobile, and Mexican American Life

Eric Avila Genevieve Carpio Essential Los Angeles: Revisiting the Automobile (Eric Avila) Just when we thought we knew everything about […]

Protesting Displacement and the Right to the City

Anti-Gentrification Activism in Northeast Los Angeles

The Fault isn’t with Napolitano: On Funding California Higher Education

Simon Marginson University of California President Janet Napolitano’s troubles over the State Audit are not a one-off case of mismanagement […]

Water and Los Angeles: What’s Next? What’s the Future?

William Deverell Tom Sitton Given our ambitions for our recent book, Water and Los Angeles: A Tale of Three Rivers, […]

Let There Be a Firmament in the Midst of the Waters

Treasure Island, then, now, and again, by Brock Winstead.

Mapping the New Landscape of Religion

Block-by-block in a changing Los Angeles neighborhood.

Four Prophets

What the Free Speech Movement, Jesus Freaks, Esalen, and Goddess worship have in common, by Philip Clayton.

Seeing Evolution

And preserving possibilities for change, by Yan Linhart.