Tag: Politics

Rise Against the Machine: Interview with Adam Goodman

The rampant spread of coronavirus throughout the United States has illuminated undocumented migrants’ role as essential workers as well as […]

Lunch Ladies and the Fight for School Food Justice: A Superhero Origin Story

Christine Tran Plagued by unsavory stories in American popular culture, the lunch lady has been a mocked and villainized figure […]

Chinese Workers and the Transcontinental Railroad

Manu Karuka The Central Pacific Railroad transformed California from an overseas possession to a continental possession of the United States. […]

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 […]

Yemeni Farm Workers and the Politics of Arab Nationalism in the UFW

Neama Alamri Growing up in the Central Valley, the history of the United Farm Workers (UFW) and Cesar Chavez loomed […]

The Politics of Living and Dying

Rachel Grace Newman Lupe Gómez migrated to California from a small town in Zacatecas, Mexico when he was very young. […]

The Tides that Erase: Automation and the Los Angeles Waterfront

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, […]

Dream Interrupted

Kevin Starr at The San Francisco Examiner, 1976-83

From Resourceful to Illegal

The racialized history of garage housing in Los Angeles