Tag: Literature

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

Dream Interrupted

Kevin Starr at The San Francisco Examiner, 1976-83

Boom Spring Southern California Event: Vietnamese California

Please join us Wednesday, March 7th, 7-9 p.m. in Orange County’s Little Saigon for a discussion with best-selling authors Thi […]

Seeing Orange County

Tom Zoellner Elaine Lewinnek Editor’s Note: This Boom conversation brings together an English literature scholar and an urbanist American Studies […]

The Big Siesta

Blake Allmendinger In Playing In the Dark: Whiteness and the Literary Imagination (1992), Toni Morrison studies the impact of African […]