Stop Hunting Ishi

Photo: Portrait of Ishi by E.H. Kemp, July 1912. Courtesy of the Phoebe A. Hearst Museum of Anthropology and the Regents …

Futures Past

Today’s post was originally published on LARB Channel Boom, which describes it as “exploring California landscapes with the San Francisco Estuary …

John Muir, A Century On

Today’s post is from LARB Channel Boom. Photo: Tree in Field, 2006, from A New Pastoral: Views of the San Joaquin …

California and The Invisible Bridge

Today’s post, a review of Rick Perlstein’s The Invisible Bridge, was originally published by LARB Channel Boom. By Thad Kousser When the …

What’s the Matter with San Francisco?

Below is a piece from Boom, one of our LARB Channels. We’ve reproduced it in full here; to read the original, …

A Quantitative Analysis of California in World Literature, from Boom

  David L. Ulin writes: California owes its name to the written word. The source is the fictional Queen Califia, whose …

California Soul: Boom Interviews Richard Rodriguez

(With today’s post from Boom, the LARB Blog continues featuring content from its new Channels Project. The LARB Channels — which include …