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May 1, 2019

Explore the hardscrabble times, places, and people of Texas and New Mexico in our panel discussion titled Busted: Brash Stories from Texas and New Mexico. Authors Joshua Wheeler and Bryan Mealer join Alta contributor and Los Angeles Times columnist Gustavo Arellano to recount the booms, busts and bold characters of life in the Southwestern United States. Busted was recorded on March 7, 2019 at The Huntington Library in San Marino, California and is presented in partnership with the Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West. 


Show notes:

Read a condensed transcript of this event

Joshua Wheeler's Acid West

Bryan Mealer's The Kings of Big Spring

Gustavo Arellano at the Los Angeles Times and at Alta 

Huntington-USC Institute on California and the West

The Huntington Library