Tag: Environment

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 […]

Wendell Berry in California

Matthew D. Stewart “We ought to love our own states and our own home places better than any others. That […]

Illusions and Perversions in California’s History of Preservation

Nathan F. Sayre Laura Watt’s catchy title, The Paradox of Preservation,[1] doesn’t do her book proper justice. What she terms […]

Pokémon Go, an Unnatural History: Reflections on race, privilege, and access to augmented nature

Bryan B. Rasmussen Lately, I’ve put summers in the service of natural history, something I didn’t get much of as […]

Photography and Public Lands: Seeing Yosemite

A review of Nancy Robbins, A Sense of Yosemite, with essays by David Mas Masumoto. Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Conservancy, […]

The Deserts of Los Angeles: Two Topologies

Gary Reger “Night falls quickly in Los Angeles,” observes the narrator of Alison Lurie’s The Nowhere City (1965), “as in […]

The Myth of a Desert Metropolis: Los Angeles was not built in a desert, but are we making it one?

Glen M. MacDonald The question is posed like this. You’ve probably heard it or asked it yourself. Perhaps at a […]

Water and Los Angeles: What’s Next? What’s the Future?

William Deverell Tom Sitton Given our ambitions for our recent book, Water and Los Angeles: A Tale of Three Rivers, […]