The 1992 Los Angeles riots had roots not in Rodney King but in a killing that brought three very different women to a violent intersection a year earlier.
Before there was Boom or Sunset, there was the Overland Monthly. Its editors hoped it would help transform California’s social landscape.
It takes two to tango, but LA-style salsa demands much more: at least one well-heeled pair of dancers and an admiring audience.
A Carmel River compendium of art and writing finds its way into the watershed and communities that inspired its creators.
A new book explores problems of division on the U.S.-Mexico border and how to heal the divide.
Game-changing proposals that could have transformed Los Angeles, but were never built.
A new history of surfing captures the paradoxes and contradictions of this iconic California sport and points a longboard toward the future.
A new history explores how an official city arts commission supported daring artists and vibrant arts movements in “The City,” San Francisco.
A new book by historian Matthew Booker demonstrates the law of unintended consequences in our own backwaters and backyards.
Twenty years after his death, a big moment has finally arrived for artist Richard Diebenkorn with two major exhibits and two new, lavishly produced books.