Summer 2011

TABLE OF CONTENTS

THE STATE WE’RE IN
Foreclosures | Susan Straight, photographs by Lucy Puls
When the neighbors are gone

ANALYSES
Concrete in Paradise | Rebecca Solnit, photographs by Alex Fradkin
Marking the wars that never came

PRODUCING CULTURE
Walking East of West LA | Lynell George
The photography of Kevin McCollister

INQUIRIES
Can We Save the College Dream? | John Aubrey Douglass
The death and life of California’s public universities

“A Down Brother”:
Earvin “Magic” Johnson and the Quest for Retail Justice in Los Angeles
| Bryant Simon
Why the magic wasn’t enough

Quelling Dissent | Kathryn Olmsted
The Sacramento conspiracy trial and the birth of the New Right

BEYOND BORDERS
Silicon Valleys | Margaret O’Mara
Here, there and everywhere

SIGHTS AND SOUNDS
KWXY, AM 1340, Cathedral City | Josh Kun, photographs by Jeff Conlin
Music for desert driving

LINE BY LINE
The Wilderness Paradox | Michael Ziser
Landscapes with handprints

CONTESTED GROUND
Tahoe Blue | Scott Herring
The power of place

(image: detail from “Base End Station, Construction #243, North Elevation;” © Alex Fradkin)

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