Each year we ask our contributors to tell us what else they have been writing, publishing, or otherwise working on. Incredibly, as it turns out, the writers of ToM do not spend all of their time working on material for this site. In fact, their work has been landing in the esteemed pages of The Nation, Dissent and more, while our friends at the South El Monte Arts Posse’s East of East project has been blowing up both at ToM and KCET.
Below you will find the latest news from some of our contributors and links to some great pieces. If you’re a ToM contributor and would like to add something to the list, hit us up.
Alex’s essay “Atlanta’s Beltline Meets the Voters,” based on a 2012 ToM piece, will be part of the forthcoming City by City: Dispatches from the American Metropolis (May 2015) anthology from n+1. You can also check out:
- “The Foolish War Against Song-Lyrics Websites,” Al Jazeera (January 3, 2014)
- “Vinyl as New Media,” American History Now (February 3, 2014)
- “Bootlegging as Material Culture,” American History Now (February 17, 2014)
- “Women’s Rights, Human Rights, and Feminist Men,” Sherights (March 31, 2014)
- “News Corp, Time Warner, and the Veneer of Media Diversity,” The Conversation (July 21, 2014)
- “Top Ten Books on Media History,” Daily History (August 2014)
Eric Frith: “Charity or Justice? Pope Francis Revisits Liberation Theology,” Dissent (September 24, 2014).
- “The Media’s Effect on BDS,” Sada (March 18, 2014)
- “Washington D.C.’s ‘Day of Rage’ directs ire at U.S. complicity in Gaza assault,” Mondoweiss (August 13, 2014)
- “Marie-Paule Kodjo’s Fight for Women’s Rights in Côte d’Ivoire,” International Foundation for Electoral Systems (August 8, 2014)
Adam Goodman: “A Long Series of Uncertainties,” The Nation (September 3, 2014).
Romeo Guzman: “My Father’s Charreria, My Rodeo,” BOOM: A Journal of California (Spring 2014).
- “The Vicious Ladies,” Bomb Magazine (Spring 2014)
- “Imperial Mashup: Aimee Suzara’s ‘Souvenir’,” LA Review of Books (July 5th, 2014)
- “Lives Between Words: Exploring Latino/a Literature with Daniel Olivas,” LA Review of Books (June 8th, 2014)
- “Lumberjack Mom,” Huizache: The Magazine of Latino Literature (Fall 2014)
Larry Grubbs started the blog Matters of Sense, which got a lot of attention when it published LG’s piece on the history of the craft brew industry in Atlanta. He was even interviewed for a segment by NPR affiliate WABE: “Progress by the Pint: Atlanta’s Craft Beer Renaissance” (Oct. 23, 2014).
Brian Ingrassia: “Manhood or Masculinity: The Historiography of Manliness in American Sport” in A Companion to American Sport History (Wiley Blackwell Companions to American History), ed. Steven A. Riess (Hoboken, NJ: Wiley-Blackwell, 2014): 479-499.
Troy Araiza Kokinis traveled to Argentina and Uruguay last summer to carry out preliminary research for his PhD dissertation project, called “Anarchism and Armed Struggle in Midcentury Rio de la Plata.” In May 2015 he will present on a panel at the Latin American Studies Association annual conference in San Juan, Puerto Rico. His paper examines perceptions of Basques in the transnational Hispanidad movement, specifically focusing on immigrants in the interior of Argentina. In his free time, he has been playing bass in New Ruin, an Inland Empire-based post-punk band, with fellow UCSD graduate student and childhood friend, Kevan Aguilar.
Ryan recently did an interview with SCPR about the culture of swimming pools in Southern California. He also published the following pieces as part of his Intersections column at KCET:
- “Pioneering the Pacific Rim: Baseball, California, and the Creation of Transpacific Trade”
- “Sporting Golden State: Women and Athletics in 20th Century California”
- “Redefining Asian America: Japanese Americans, Gardena, and the Making of a Transnational Suburb”
- “Politics of Surfing: Environmentalism and Feminism Among California’s Waves“
- “Educating Compton: Race, Taxes, and Schools in Southern California’s Most Notorious Suburb“
- “Beyond the Valley: Demography, Failed Secession, and Urban Politics in San Fernando Valley“
- “The Valley Paradox: Gentlemen Farming and Immigrant Labor in the Creation of San Fernando Valley“
- “Riding Waves, Forging Communities: Surfing, Gender, and Feminism in 20th Century California“
- “Fighting for Leisure: African Americans, Beaches, and Civil Rights in Early 20th Century L.A.“
- “Surfing for Freedom: Black Surfers and Reclaiming Cultural History in Los Angeles“
- “California Triangulation: Science, Religion, Industry, and the Birth of the Research Park“
- “Diamonds Separated by Oceans: Baseball, Japanese Americans, and Southern California’s Pacific Rim“
- “Masculinity, Femininity, and Asian American Basketball in 20th Century California“
Lauren MacIvor Thompson:
- “’A singularly intricate situation has developed in Washington’: Some Historical Background on Hobby Lobby,” Nursing Clio (July 2, 2014)
- “A Short History of the Penis, Masculinity, and American Feminism,” Nursing Clio (October 23, 2014)