A Boom Interview: Kevin Starr

Kevin Starr Editor’s note: Narrator of the desires that gave California rise and the experiences of countless Californians, Kevin Starr […]

Seeking Literary Justice: La Caja Mágica in Boyle Heights

Maricela Becerra Cat Callaghan Will Davis Grace Ko Benjamin Kolder Alejandro Ramirez MendezIt is two-thirty in the afternoon on Sunday, […]

California Dreams and Olympic Schemes at Rose Parades

Mark Dyreson The 128th Tournament of Roses Parade stepped-off on Monday morning, January 2, beneath overcast skies and temperatures in […]

Hanging Out with Cyclists

Noam Shoked Editor’s Note: In 2014, architecture Professor Margaret Crawford and Associate Professor of Art Practice Anne Walsh taught the […]

Neither Here Nor There: Engaging Mexico City and Los Angeles

Dana Cuff Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris “Much of urban history research has sought to pair or categorize cities on the basis of […]

Waves of Data: Illuminating Pathways with San Leandro Lights

Greg Niemeyer On 20 May 2014, Brittney Silva, a student nearing graduation from San Leandro High School, was walking along […]

The Battle of the Bulb: Nature, Culture and Art at a San Francisco Bay Landfill

Susan Moffat On a misty afternoon in early 2014, you sail into San Francisco Bay under the Golden Gate Bridge, […]

A Boom Interview: Mike Davis in conversation with Jennifer Wolch and Dana Cuff

Mike Davis Editor’s Note: Chronicler of the California dark side and LA’s underbelly, proclaiming a troubling, menacing reality beneath the […]

Relocating Romare Bearden’s Berkeley: Capturing Berkeley’s Colorful Diversity

Lauren Kroiz In 1972, the black artist and writer Romare Bearden traveled from his home in New York to spend […]