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Susan Straight They came here because of war, though people might not think of it that way when sitting down […]
Caitlin Mohan My son and I sit on a boulder in the Yuba River when he asks if the river […]
Peter Richardson According to Tom Wolfe, Hunter S. Thompson was “the only twentieth-century equivalent of Mark Twain.”1 Wolfe’s comparison was meant […]
Nancy Scheper-Hughes “Just remember, Nancy, that you and I are just ‘passing’ as academics.” —George A. DeVos (“the Fox” in […]
Kevin Starr Editor’s note: Narrator of the desires that gave California rise and the experiences of countless Californians, Kevin Starr […]