Boom March IssueWe’re pleased to announce that the website for Boom: A Journal of California is live. Thoughtful, provocative, and at times playful, Boom aims to create a dialog about the vital social, cultural, and political issues of our time, in California and beyond. At, you can find blog entries from Boom‘s contributors, a calendar of community events throughout California, photo galleries curated by the journal, and more. It’s also a great place to learn more about new and forthcoming California titles published by our books division.

Headed by Editors Carolyn de la Peña, Professor of American Studies at UC Davis and Director of the Davis Humanities Institute, and Louis Warren, UC Davis’ W. Turrentine Jackson Professor of Western U.S. History, Boom includes a wide range of works, from scholarly articles forming the gravitational center of each issue, to shorter, often informal works.

The first issue of Boom publishes March 2011, both in print and online.