Tag: Environment

LA Oil Noir: Genre, Activism, and Spatial Justice in a City Made by Fossil Fuels

Miranda Trimmier Sometimes it’s hard to see the shape of the story you’re being told. As I understood it, the […]

American Empire and the Landscapes of Los Angeles

Jessica Kim A drive through contemporary Los Angeles reveals American empire embedded throughout its urban landscape. “Imperial capital” likely conjures […]

California Calls You

Leslie Lodwick In 1919, then unemployed Viennese architect Richard Neutra had not yet immigrated to the United States and was […]

Images of California Summer 2018

Natalie Nuesca What is summer in California without adventures under the sunny skies? Incomplete. This year, with the support of […]

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.

Water is Life

Alessandra Bergamin Briana Flin It is a Saturday evening in April and Celerina Chavez is making albondigas—Mexican meatball soup. In […]

Revisiting L.A.’s Floodpath: A Boom Interview with Jon Wilkman

Jon Wilkman Editor’s note: Over the past seven years, Boom has focused much of its attention on water in California. […]

What is a River in California?

Susannah Sayler Edward Morris What is a river? This is not a question we ask every day because it seems […]