Category: Excerpts

Frank Zappa and Ruben And The Jets, 1972–1974

Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara A few months after Who Are the People? closed, I ran into keyboardist Bob Harris as I […]

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.