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.
The Columbia Journalism Review says the best academics and smartest journalists should be natural allies in the effort to bring new ideas to the public square.