Category: Interviews

Imagining a New America: An Interview with Luis J. Rodriguez

Luis J. Rodriguez is an L.A. cultural icon. A major figure in Chicanx literature, the former poet laureate of Los […]

Rise Against the Machine: Interview with Adam Goodman

The rampant spread of coronavirus throughout the United States has illuminated undocumented migrants’ role as essential workers as well as […]

Revisiting Joan Didion’s California: An Interview with David L. Ulin

Ryan Reft David L. Ulin “One difference between the West and the South, I came to realize in the 1970s, […]

Best of Boom 2017

Looking back on the year that’s been, with the countless number of untold stories of resistance and life made meaningful, […]

Revisiting L.A.’s Floodpath: A Boom Interview with Jon Wilkman

Jon Wilkman Editor’s note: Over the past seven years, Boom has focused much of its attention on water in California. […]

Michel Foucault in Death Valley: A Boom interview with Simeon Wade

Simeon Wade Heather Dundas Editor’s Note: Michel Foucault (born Paul-Michel Foucault in 1926) was one of the central thinkers of […]

A Boom Interview with California’s Poet Laureate

Dana Gioia Editor’s note: Having served as chair of the National Endowment for the Arts from 2003 to 2009, Dana […]