Tag: Culture

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 […]

Elegy

David L. Ulin Andrew Molera State Park. I didn’t know it was the almost perfect midpoint of the California coast […]

Seeing California through the Semicolon

Jason S. Sexton California has many official symbols: the state flower (poppy), the state fruit (avocado), the state tree (California […]

Call for Proposals and Submissions

On behalf of the editorial board of Boom California, published by University of California Press, we seek proposals from scholars, […]

Becoming Kevin Starr: Images in the Making of California’s Son

Notes With special thanks to Sheila Starr, who in incalculable ways has made a profound contribution to our understanding of […]

A Boom Interview: Kevin Starr

Kevin Starr Editor’s note: Narrator of the desires that gave California rise and the experiences of countless Californians, Kevin Starr […]

California Dreams and Olympic Schemes at Rose Parades

Mark Dyreson The 128th Tournament of Roses Parade stepped-off on Monday morning, January 2, beneath overcast skies and temperatures in […]