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.
Josh Kun has mined the sheet music collection of the Los Angeles Public Library to create a multiplatform musical love affair with the city of angels.
A new collection of short stories by Andrew Lam features surprising Vietnamese-American voices.
“There is no ‘authentic’ culture or neighborhood for these characters…” Hsuan Hsu reviews The Madonnas of Echo Park.
Profiling California Is a Place, the award-winning video series from directors Drea Cooper and Zackary Canepari
Anthony Raynsford charts the history and evolution of architectural education in this review essay of the new collection Design on the Edge