Brian Dunlap on the historic erasure of Santa Monica’s Black community, and the beach sometimes called the Inkwell

A war is raging in the heart of the History Department — a contest over meaning, power, and […]

Celebrity culture has always involved emulation and envy.  People wanted to be as glamorous as Audrey Hepburn or […]

We’re excited to announce that Romeo Guzman is now an associate editor at Tropics of Meta, and will […]

During the mid-1990s, while working evenings and weekends on her PhD dissertation on 18th-century Philadelphia, veteran Library of […]

On October 27, 1964, Ronald Reagan, in an attempt to right a flagging Barry Goldwater campaign, stepped up […]

In her review of 2015’s The Last Love Song, Tracy Daugherty’s biography of famed writer Joan Didion, Meghan […]

Carey McWilliams once called Louis Adamic Los Angeles’ greatest “prophet, sociologist and historian” of the 1920s. Adamic loved […]