Tag: History

A Chumash Line: How an old email and five PDFs revealed my Native Californian Roots

With “Postcards,” creative non-fiction stories grounded in place, we aspire to create a new cartography of California. For us, literature […]

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 […]

Eating Thirty in Fresno: Finding Home at Hmong New Year

Lisa Lee Herrick It starts in October with a whisper of smoke and silver tintinnabulations, with sequins flashing winter sun […]

In Search of Home: Cherríe Moraga’s Native Country of the Heart

Sandra Ruiz In the opening line of her memoir’s prologue, Native Country of the Heart: A Memoir (Farrar, Straus, and […]

Frank Zappa and Ruben And The Jets, 1972–1974

Rubén Funkahuatl Guevara A few months after Who Are the People? closed, I ran into keyboardist Bob Harris as I […]

We are our own Multitude: Los Angeles’ Black Panamanian Community

With “Postcards,” creative non-fiction stories grounded in place, we aspire to create a new cartography of California. For us, literature […]

American Fruit

Selective Narratives of Mobility, Place, and Race

Tracing L.A.’s Cruising Culture

Alex Espinoza In Queer Space: Architecture and Same Sex Desire, Aaron Betsky writes, “The queerest space of all is the […]

Los Angeles, The Automobile, and Mexican American Life

Eric Avila Genevieve Carpio Essential Los Angeles: Revisiting the Automobile (Eric Avila) Just when we thought we knew everything about […]

Our Ramona

Multicultural Dreams and Legacies of the Great California Outdoor Play