Author Archive | miriam pawel

Carlos Almaraz

Carlos Almaraz was a brilliant artist whose short life intersected at significant moments with Cesar Chavez and the farm worker movement. In one of his last stories for the Los Angeles Times, Reed Johnson (whose terrific cultural reporting will be sorely missed as he moves to the Wall Street Journal’s Brazil bureau) wrote on March […]

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Why March 28 Matters So Much…

…to the producers of the Cesar Chavez biopic. Opening weekend is a make-or-break time for a movie, a trend that has accelerated in recent years. In the 1980s, opening weekend accounted for only about 15 percent of a movie’s box office; now it can be more than twice that much. “A bad opening will usually […]

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Welcome to Field Notes

Thanks for stopping by. In the era of tweets, Facebook posts, and selfies, this blog is intended to be a spot to reflect in slightly greater depth on subjects I follow and care about. For almost a decade, I’ve been writing in various places about farmworkers, the UFW, Cesar Chavez, agriculture, and related subjects like […]

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