Tag: Gender

Queering Desire from California

Việt Lê During and after my father’s two-year terminal illness, and my own simultaneous cancer scare (2000-2003), I became concerned […]

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 […]

Seeing Orange County

Tom Zoellner Elaine Lewinnek Editor’s Note: This Boom conversation brings together an English literature scholar and an urbanist American Studies […]

The Big Siesta

Blake Allmendinger In Playing In the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1992), Toni Morrison studies the impact of African […]

Feelings

Jie Tian “The moment when a feeling enters the body is political.” -Adrienne Rich Feelings well up in the Women’s […]

Shouldn’t You Be in California?

Western Frontiers of National Wellness Culture

Michel Foucault in Death Valley: A Boom interview with Simeon Wade

Simeon Wade Heather Dundas Editor’s Note: Michel Foucault (born Paul-Michel Foucault in 1926) was one of the central thinkers of […]

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 […]