It feels a little strange to be reading a book about the history of California when an initiative to break up the state looks like it will make it to the 2016 ballot. 773 more words
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Towards the end of John Schlesinger’s film version of Nathaniel West’s The Day of the Locust a group of extras dressed as Napoleonic soldiers charge up a hill, cameras rolling. 562 more words
O Brave New World: Seeking Utopia Through Science and Technology; California by Kevin Starr chapter 10
In a book that has been very pro-California this chapter is gives the loudest cheer.
Honestly, it felt like nothing but cheering.
Though it is deserved cheering, the chapter felt weaker than previous ones for it. 242 more words