In the summer of 1973, DJ Kool Herc tried something new on the turntables: by extending the beat, […]

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

For the past semester, I’ve taught California Studies, a course primarily designed for non-history majors and future K-6 […]

It’s difficult to overstate the ubiquity of Juan Gabriel’s voice in the everyday lives of Mexicans, both here in […]

The rise of Donald Trump has induced a collective shudder through much of America.  For many, the GOP […]

The 1965 World Series would prove groundbreaking. It marked the first time that two professional baseball teams from […]

In memory of Olga Gutiérrez, 1937-2016 The professor started talking about segregation in the South, of blacks, of […]

Kendrick Lamar’s Grammy performance of “The Blacker the Berry” and “Alright”, with its #BlackLivesMatter theme and political overtones, struck […]