BOOM Magazine
Boom: A Journal of California is a new, cross-disciplinary publication that explores the history, culture, arts, politics, and society of California. Published quarterly by University of California Press, this magazine-format, highly visual journal features scholars, independent writers, and community and civic activists engaging the most pressing issues of the day. Boom embrace answers in unusual formats, including photos, essays, documents, artwork, first-person accounts, and engaged scholarly essays.
By the Numbers: California in World Literature
By the Numbers: California in World Literature
The word "California" was tracked through millions of books published across nine languages and several centuries to decipher its representation in world literature.
Serigrafia: Constructing the Chicana/o Imaginary
Serigrafia: Constructing the Chicana/o Imaginary
The printwork on view in the traveling exhibition "Serigrafía" demonstrates the fluidity of Chicana/o identity since the initial Chicano manifesto of 1969.
My Father's Charreria, My Rodeo
My Father's Charreria, My Rodeo
After his father's death, a belt buckle became the most significant object linking Romeo Guzmán to his father's past as a rodeo rider and Mexican migrant.
Recuerdos: Borderland Dreams
Recuerdos: Borderland Dreams
Collected experiences of the liminal space that defines the boundary between the United States and Mexico are represented in the form of snow globes.
Postcards From the Future: Utopian North, Dystopian South
Postcards From the Future: Utopian North, Dystopian South
Writers and filmmakers have been exploring the future of California for decades, approaching Northern and Southern California in utopian/dystopian contexts.
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Architecture/ Design

California becomes an international export by redefining the concept of city and home.

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Community Arts

Through workshops, education and placed based projects, art is the connective tissue of a community.

icon, Cultural Politics discipline

Cultural Politics

Funding bubbles, cultural deserts and the politics of access to the arts in the 21st century.

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Film & Media Arts

At the shadow of the entertainment industry, video artists and underground filmmakers take a stand.

icon, Literature discipline

Literature

Noir, sunshine and dystopia create a multi-ethnic narrative that is read, watched and admired around the globe.

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Multi-Disciplinary

Multi-hyphenate works that combine disciplines, remix dogmas, and reinvent the wheel.

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Music

A dialogue between cultures, the music of our state serves up the California dream like no other artform.

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Performance

Staging the drama of California through dance, music and theater.

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Visual Arts

Breaking away from the European and New York vanguard, California reinvents the art world.


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