Susan Straight examines the economic hardships and losses endured by friends and neighbors. With photographs by Lucy Puls.
Margaret O’Mara explores the history, ecosystem, and urban model of the Silicon Valley, for years a source of inspiration for the world.
Rebecca Solnit reflects on abandoned military bunkers (photographed by Alex Fradkin) and the reminder that war is always near.
Boom has received praise from the prestigious publication Library Journal.
Michael Ziser discusses the relationship between water and California, in the context of three recent books on the topic.
Susan Straight reflects on the iconic voice of Art Laboe and the shared experience of growing up listening to the radio.
Two activists and colleagues remember Cinthya Felix and Tam Tran, renowned leaders in the immigrant-rights movement.
Wade Clark Roof discusses the concept of an amicable religious pluralism, as on display in the community of Mission Viejo.