Tag: Culture

Dream Interrupted

Kevin Starr at The San Francisco Examiner, 1976-83

Howard Thurman and the Arc of History in San Francisco

Paul Harvey The theologian, mystic, and minister Howard Thurman visited San Francisco for the first time in the late 1920s, […]

Black Bruin Stories

Nickolas Hardy James W. Johnson’s The Black Bruins maps the rise of five former Bruins’ athletes who not only helped […]

Seeing California’s Missions Today

Matthew Gush Robert M. Senkewicz* When I left my native New York City to begin graduate school in California almost […]

The Geography of Gold

Oliver Wang In the summer of 2006, my family and I moved from the Bay Area to Los Angeles. Having […]

Is Boyle Heights “Worth Saving”?

The History of Gentrification in a Historic Immigrant Gateway

Gender|Sex|Sexuality & California

Boom California seeks proposals for a series of essays on the theme, “Gender, Sex, Sexuality & California: part of the […]

Lynell George Sings Los Angeles

Mike Sonksen In the last few years, dozens of articles and think-pieces composed by cultural critics and urban pundits have […]