Tag: Culture

Heating Up: California Spotted Owls and Wildfire

Can large wildfire benefit spotted owls and other imperiled wildlife? An emerging science brings all manner of surprises, and a few tough questions.

Ayahuasca-naut: A Zen Student’s Experiment with Shamanic Medicine

Nick Shindo Street A hallucinogenic brew called ayahuasca is having a heyday in the United States. Rolling Stone, Fusion, VICE […]

A Missed Lesson in the Heart of California

Josh Stephens Many years ago, I rode on a team bus through the agricultural heart of California. Up far too […]

Danza de Los Superhéroes: Zapotec Immigrant Tradition in Transnational Transfer

Leopoldo Peña Just west of downtown Los Angeles, in a derelict American Craftsman house, a group of Zapotec immigrants from […]

Writing Orange County

Elaine Lewinnek Naming a literary depiction of Orange County is no easy task. One or two sitcoms that describe the […]

Mapping LA-tinx Suburbia

Genevieve Carpio Andy Rutkowski   One of the most famous attempts to describe Los Angeles depicts it as an enclave of […]

What Does It Mean to Become Californian?

D.J. Waldie What does it mean to become Californian? It means being witness to an epic bender—a 169-year binge lubricated […]

State of Being: Envisioning California

Lynell George “I could remember everything about California, but I couldn’t feel it. I tried to get my mind to […]

Through the Heart of California: Seeing the “Other” California through a Relief Map

Alex Espinoza In 2014, Aljazeera America ran a story titled “Fresno Rated Highly Livable for Young People.”1 The piece cited information […]

From the Green of Vietnam to Toes Painted with Nirvana

Susan Straight They came here because of war, though people might not think of it that way when sitting down […]