Category: Reviews

Inland Shift: Towards a Radical Intercommunalism in the Inland Empire

J.T. Roane During a speech delivered at Boston College on November 18, 1970 Huey P. Newton extended Marxist-Leninist material dialecticism […]

American Fruit

Selective Narratives of Mobility, Place, and Race

Black Bruin Stories

Nickolas Hardy James W. Johnson’s The Black Bruins maps the rise of five former Bruins’ athletes who not only helped […]

Lynell George Sings Los Angeles

Mike Sonksen In the last few years, dozens of articles and think-pieces composed by cultural critics and urban pundits have […]

The Latin American Aesthetic of L.A. Music Culture

Benjamin Cawthra In the middle of a series of fascinating interviews with Latin American Los Angeles session musicians, the editor […]

Illusions and Perversions in California’s History of Preservation

Nathan F. Sayre Laura Watt’s catchy title, The Paradox of Preservation,[1] doesn’t do her book proper justice. What she terms […]

Writing Orange County

Elaine Lewinnek Naming a literary depiction of Orange County is no easy task. One or two sitcoms that describe the […]

The Other “Other” California

Gerald W. Haslam Growing up in an oilfield community at the southern end of the Great Central Valley, I for […]

Photography and Public Lands: Seeing Yosemite

A review of Nancy Robbins, A Sense of Yosemite, with essays by David Mas Masumoto. Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Conservancy, […]

Migracious Stories: Organize or Die

Fred B. Glass A review essay of Gabriel Thompson, America’s Social Arsonist: Fred Ross and Grassroots Organizing in the Twentieth […]