Cal Humanities

"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

"The understanding of a culture comes from hearing the language, tasting the food, seeing personal interactions, experiencing the traditions, and so much more when it is in context."

— Elizabeth Laval & Candice Pendergrass, Sikh Youth Public History Project

Full Interview with Sally Parry

Searching for Democracy - Interview with Sally Parry

Full interview with Sally Parry as she discusses Sinclair Lewis’s book It Can’t Happen Here and the fragility of American democracy.

Full Interview with Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

Full Interview with Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston

*Note: this is the full-length interview. You can also find a shorter version of this interview here on our site. Jeanne Wakatsuki Houston, author of California Reads selected book Farewell […]

Full Interview with Richard Beeman

Full interview with Richard Beeman

Our partner Mary Menzel from the California Center for the Book spoke with Beeman, who is one of the nation’s foremost Constitutional scholars, at the Newport Beach Library at an author in conversation event in April 2012.

Author in Conversation: Daniel Alarcón

Author in Conversation: Daniel Alarcon

Daniel Alarcón is the author of California Reads selected book Lost City Radio. In March 2012, our partner Mary Menzel from California Center of the Book interviewed Alarcon about his […]

Full Interview with Rebecca Solnit

Interview with Rebecca Solnit - California Reads

*Note: this is the full-length interview. You can also find a shorter version of this interview here on our site. In the aftermath of disasters such as Hurricane Katrina, 9/11, […]

Full Interview with Daniel Alarcón

Full Interview with Daniel Alarcón

Daniel Alarcón is the author of California Reads selected book Lost City Radio, a fiction rooted in the human experience of the aftermath of war through the focal lens of […]

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