Scenes from the utopian north and dystopian south.
The Boom interview: Kim Stanley Robinson
Brenda Hillman’s Seasonal Works with Letters on Fire.
Poets capture the conflicted centenary of the LA Aqueduct in 14 sonnets.
Before there was Boom or Sunset, there was the Overland Monthly. Its editors hoped it would help transform California’s social landscape.
A new collection of short stories by Andrew Lam features surprising Vietnamese-American voices.
Raymond Chandler’s brand of California noir is so down and so dark that it’s positively inspiring and elevating.
“There is no ‘authentic’ culture or neighborhood for these characters…” Hsuan Hsu reviews The Madonnas of Echo Park.
Louis and Spring Warren sit down with poet Gary Snyder to talk about how he became a Californian and what the future holds for West Coast poetry.
Lynell George discusses how Kevin McCollister’s photos of East LA reveal the conundrum that LA is both destination and dream.