Tag: Literature

Wendell Berry in California

Matthew D. Stewart “We ought to love our own states and our own home places better than any others. That […]

The Sinatras of Capitalism

Julia Ingalls On the porch that evening in August 2004, still wearing his plastic ID bracelet from the ER, my […]

Photography and Public Lands: Seeing Yosemite

A review of Nancy Robbins, A Sense of Yosemite, with essays by David Mas Masumoto. Yosemite National Park: Yosemite Conservancy, […]

The Deserts of Los Angeles: Two Topologies

Gary Reger “Night falls quickly in Los Angeles,” observes the narrator of Alison Lurie’s The Nowhere City (1965), “as in […]

Indian Summer

Karen Tei Yamashita On 9/11, I flew out of JFK on a 6:00 am flight headed for SFO, ignorant of […]

A California Requiem

Dana Gioia I walked among the equidistant graves New planted in the irrigated lawn. The square, trim headstones quietly declared […]

A Boom Interview with California’s Poet Laureate

Dana Gioia Editor’s note: Having served as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 to 2009, Dana […]

Lying in Plain Sight: La Jolla’s Assemblage of Religious Art

Rick Kennedy On 8 September 2016, the Ninth US Circuit Court of Appeals decided that the cross on Mount Soledad […]

Seeing California through the Semicolon

Jason S. Sexton California has many official symbols: the state flower (poppy), the state fruit (avocado), the state tree (California […]