Tag: Literature

City Terrace Postcard

Sesshu Foster Sybil Brand Women’s Jail sits empty, used occasionally for filming they say, at the end of City Terrace […]

LA Oil Noir: Genre, Activism, and Spatial Justice in a City Made by Fossil Fuels

Miranda Trimmier Sometimes it’s hard to see the shape of the story you’re being told. As I understood it, the […]

Los Angeles County Jail Sonnets #13

Yago Cura Don’t talk about commissary on commissary day, or the Liege of Hot Water will snatch that privilege due […]

El Corrido del Copete

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

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 […]

Who I Used To Be

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

Following the Moniker Trail: Hobo Graffiti and the Strange Tale of Jack London, Skysail, and A-No. 1

Susan Phillips In his book The Road, Jack London describes his experiences living as a hobo. From hopping trains, begging, […]

Welcoming Boom’s New Editorial Team

Curating California’s rich culture is a task held exclusively by no individual. Amid California’s many wonders and challenges, we learn […]

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 […]

Our Ramona

Multicultural Dreams and Legacies of the Great California Outdoor Play