How famed author, editor, and lecturer Dr. S.I. “Don” Hayakawa became “the only folk hero to have emerged from American higher education.”
Karen Tei Yamashita’s I Hotel, in a genre all its own somewhere between historical fiction and creative nonfiction, is an inventive attempt to re-present such an era
In his thirty-two-year political career, Thomas Kuchel was a California Republican in the Hiram Johnson and Earl Warren mold
Chris Carlsson, one of the founders and original participants in Critical Mass, explains the deep roots of a movement.
A prescient message about the California constitution…from the 1911 New York Times
Michael Ziser examines the notions of visibility and invisibility, and California’s relationship to twentieth-century visual technologies.
Susan Straight examines the economic hardships and losses endured by friends and neighbors. With photographs by Lucy Puls.
Margaret O’Mara explores the history, ecosystem, and urban model of the Silicon Valley, for years a source of inspiration for the world.
Rebecca Solnit reflects on abandoned military bunkers (photographed by Alex Fradkin) and the reminder that war is always near.