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30
Aug

What does it mean when Yosemite burns?

The Rim Fire. The Ferguson Fire. These and many others cause us to look and say “why?” Is it climate change? Fire suppression? Too little logging? Good answers require a broader perspective than just the trees …

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14
Aug

Fire and California Vegetation

Fire in California’s Ecosystems, Second Edition, Revised, edited by Jan W. van Wagtendonk, Neil G. Sugihara, Scott L. Stephens, Andrea E. Thode, Kevin E. Shaffer, and Jo Ann Fites-Kaufman, describes fire in detail—both as an integral natural process in …

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26
Jul

Carleton Watkins at Yosemite Falls

Best known for his pictures of Yosemite Valley and the nearby Mariposa Grove of giant sequoias, Carleton Watkins made his first trip there in 1861 just as the Civil War was beginning. …

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02
Jul

Soundtracks of Labor and Belonging

**Update: UC Press’s first issue of the Journal of Popular Music Studies has published. For a limited time, you can read the full issue online for free.** The first issue of the Journal …

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