Category: Photography/Art

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From the Green of Vietnam to Toes Painted with Nirvana

Susan Straight They came here because of war, though people might not think of it that way when sitting down […]

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The Smell of Gold: On the Yuba River

Caitlin Mohan My son and I sit on a boulder in the Yuba River when he asks if the river […]

Photograph of Hunter S. Thompson by David Hiser.

Between Journalism and Fiction: Hunter S. Thompson and the Birth of Gonzo

Peter Richardson According to Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson was “the only twentieth-century equivalent of Mark Twain.”1 Wolfe’s comparison was meant […]

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Elegy

David L. Ulin Andrew Molera State Park. I didn’t know it was the almost perfect midpoint of the California coast […]

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Becoming Kevin Starr: Images in the Making of California’s Son

Notes With special thanks to Sheila Starr, who in incalculable ways has made a profound contribution to our understanding of […]

Unknown maker, Untitled (Clenched Fist), circa 1965. Collection of the Oakland Museum of California.
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Juvenile in Justice

Richard Ross Introduction by Danielle Moss From Boom Summer 2016, Vol 6, No 2 The United States is the only country in the […]

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A Vast Strangeness

Prisons invading California, a photo essay by Josef Jacques.

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Experiments in Re-Encoding Environment

Remembering Lawrence and Anna Halprin, by Anthea M. Hartig.