Tag: Culture

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 […]

Not Quite in California

Living in Louisiana, Longing for Little Saigon

Our Lady of La Vang

Vietnamese Virgin Mary, Made in California