Tag: History

The Smell of Gold: On the Yuba River

Caitlin Mohan My son and I sit on a boulder in the Yuba River when he asks if the river […]

Elegy

David L. Ulin Andrew Molera State Park. I didn’t know it was the almost perfect midpoint of the California coast […]

Becoming Kevin Starr: Images in the Making of California’s Son

Notes With special thanks to Sheila Starr, who in incalculable ways has made a profound contribution to our understanding of […]

Urban Humanities Pedagogy: The Classroom, Education, and New Humanities

Jonathan Banfill Todd Presner Maite Zubiaurre At University of California, Los Angeles, the Humanities are located at both the historic […]

The Inside-Out Museum/ The Inside-Out University

Walter Hood Shannon Jackson Editor’s note: In 1873 when California’s flagship public university moved to its present location, then part […]

A Boom Interview: Kevin Starr

Kevin Starr Editor’s note: Narrator of the desires that gave California rise and the experiences of countless Californians, Kevin Starr […]

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 […]

Neither Here Nor There: Engaging Mexico City and Los Angeles

Dana Cuff Anastasia Loukaitou-Sideris “Much of urban history research has sought to pair or categorize cities on the basis of […]

A Boom Interview: Mike Davis in conversation with Jennifer Wolch and Dana Cuff

Mike Davis Editor’s Note: Chronicler of the California dark side and LA’s underbelly, proclaiming a troubling, menacing reality beneath the […]

Outselling the Beatles in 1966: LA’s forgotten musical genius

Peter Cole As music critics release “best of 2016” lists, who can name the most popular musician in America fifty […]