Anti-Democracy in California

A prescient message about the California constitution…from the 1911 New York Times

Framing Farm Labor

Michael Ziser examines the notions of visibility and invisibility, and California’s relationship to twentieth-century visual technologies.

Place, Poetry, and the Sunset Western Garden Book

Louis and Spring Warren sit down with poet Gary Snyder to talk about how he became a Californian and what the future holds for West Coast poetry.

Bird Proud

Susan Straight discusses the iconic Proud Bird restaurant, and tells a story of family and belonging. (Proud Bird X-1 image courtesy of Telstar Logistics)

Art in the Land

Alex Schmidt takes a tour of the Jackrabbit Homestead, and attempts to find meaning in a place said to have none. Photographs by Kim Stringfellow

KWXY, AM 1340, Cathedral City

Josh Kun takes us on a drive through the desert and learns how music allows the past to outlive itself. With photographs by Jeff Conlin.

The Wilderness Paradox

Michael Ziser discusses environmental ethics and a new vision of public land, in the context of three books on the topic.

Walking East of West LA

Lynell George discusses how Kevin McCollister’s photos of East LA reveal the conundrum that LA is both destination and dream.

Tahoe Blue

Scott Herring explores both sides of the conversation between environment and humanity that is Tahoe.

Foreclosures

Susan Straight examines the economic hardships and losses endured by friends and neighbors. With photographs by Lucy Puls.