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Summer 2015

Summer 2015

California and the Imagination

Volume 91, Number 3

  • David L. Ulin on finding inspiration in the Golden State
  • Peter Trachtenberg on the most famous tiger in Hollywood
  • Gabriel Thompson on the new Joads
  • Lili Loofbourow on the legacy of Chileans in California
  • Duncan Murrell on one of the world’s biggest fireworks competitions
  • Rosamond Purcell and Dennis Purcell on Pacific Coast Highway iPhonography
  • Matt Black on the geography of poverty
  • Tabitha Soren on baseball and Manifest Destiny
  • Jon Christensen on artist Lauren Bon
  • Ryan Bradley on radio host Art Laboe
  • Carolyn Kellogg on political activist Jodie Evans
  • Porochista Khakpour on the perils of New Age cures
  • Camille T. Dungy on the returns of working motherhood
  • Lawrence Ferlinghetti on traveling in the US and Mexico
  • Theodore Gioia on San Franciscans’ gastronomic piety
  • Matthew Dischinger talks with Percival Everett
  • Fiction by Val Brelinski, Alex Espinoza, Todd James Pierce, Karolina Waclawiak, and Claire Vaye Watkins
  • Poetry by Victoria Chang, Brendan Constantine, Dana Gioia, Douglas Kearney, Shirley Geok-lin Lim, Luis J. Rodriguez, Kay Ryan, and Tess Taylor
  • Criticism by Robert H. Brinkmeyer Jr., Michelle Nijhuis, Debra Nystrom, and Rebecca Onion
  • Amateur Hour by Jack Hitt
  • Talisman by MariNaomi
  • Mapping by Jenny Odell
  • Fine Distinctions by Gregory McNamee
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Author Profiles

Porochista Khakpour is the author of the memoir Sick (HarperPerennial, forthcoming 2018), as well as the novels The Last Illusion (Bloomsbury, 2014) and Sons and Other Flammable Objects (Grove, 2007).

Lili Loofbourow is the staff critic at The Week. She is working on several projects including a novel, a book of cultural criticism, and a book of essays.

Kay Ryan is a former US Poet Laureate. Her poetry collections include Erratic Facts (Grove, 2015) and the Pulitzer Prize-winning The Best of It: New and Selected Poems (Grove, 2010).