A Tale of Two States
Is the United States’s future going to be more like Wisconsin or California?
“I’ll Take You to a Place Called Italian Hall”: On Daniel Wolff’s “Grown-Up Anger” and the Calumet Massacre of 1913
Darryl Holter reflects on “Grown-Up Anger” by Daniel Wolff.
From 30 Rock to Capitol Hill: On “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate”
Darryl Holter appreciates “Al Franken, Giant of the Senate,” and solves a personal mystery.
A Test of American Traditions: Timothy Snyder’s “On Tyranny”
Darryl Holter appreciates the lessons of “On Tyranny” by Timothy Snyder.
The Collapse of the Postwar Compact: On Rick Wartzman’s “The End of Loyalty”
Darryl Holter reviews Rick Wartzman’s new book about the decline of American labor.
Can the Center Hold? Dodger Stadium and Downtown Los Angeles
Darryl Holter reflects on “City of Dreams: Dodger Stadium and the Birth of Modern Los Angeles” by Jerald Podair.
Unconfined by Expectation: The Vision of the Los Angeles Central Library
Darryl Holter praises “Los Angeles Central Library: A History of its Art and Architecture” by Stephen Gee and photographer Arnold Schwartzman.
Radio Hour: Woody Guthrie’s Years in Los Angeles
Co-authors Darry Holter and William Deverell discuss their new book, "Woody Guthrie L.A.: 1937 to 1941."