Alta considers the appeal and legacy of science fiction in this special collection of short stories, essays, and articles.
Alta considers the appeal and legacy of a misunderstood form defined by possibilities.
Alta readers share passionate responses to Marcela Davison Avilés’s article on a onetime tourist campaign that recalls California’s checkered missionary past.
Essays from a former Los Angeles poet laureate argue for the power of verse to unify, inspire, and heal our nation.
From fire-prevention campouts to publicly maintained casting ponds, this quarter’s Alta Picks offer a breath of fresh air.
Poet and author Luis J. Rodriguez joins Alta Asks Live and host Heather Scott Partington on Wednesday, May 6, 2020 at 12:30 p.m. PST for a discussion on his latest book, the role of identity, and the necessity of poetry in difficult times.
Author Alex Espinoza will join Alta Asks Live and host Heather Scott Partington on Wednesday, July 8 at 12:30 p.m. PST to discuss a 50-year-old California writers community, his historical look at the radical pastime of cruising, and so much more.
Exhibitions, live performances, and classes are on hiatus, but that doesn’t mean art and culture are taking a break. Try these digital alternatives to an IRL event.
Complicating the ordinary, letters from home, the arrival of a meteorite, and the disappearance of a son: E.J. Koh, Dinah Lenney, Harry Dodge, and Roman Dial take us into very different, very real worlds with these nonfiction selections.
Transform the background of all of your Zoom meetings (and make everyone jealous) with one of these picturesque backdrops inspired by Alta magazine covers.
The Well of the Scribes mysteriously disappeared 50 years ago from the Los Angeles Central Library gardens, but a recent article in Alta led to the return of a section of the famed bronze fountain. Join the search and help recover this valuable piece of history.
These six podcasts from 2019 range from an intimate conversation with Vietnam War resister David Harris at his Marin County home to an evening with jazz singer Paula West before a live audience
Alta remembers those whose bold ideas, hard work, and relentless enthusiasm helped shape the West.
Fiction came to the pages of Alta this summer. Our debut featured Peter Orner’s “Above Santa Cruz,” a story he included in his collection, Maggie Brown & Others. Our Fall 2019 issue featured “The Gnome,” a new story by Ander Monson that will be included in his forthcoming collection, The Gnome Stories.
Works by West Coast poets Katie Peterson, Ishmael Reed, Luis J. Rodriguez, and Tennessee Reed reveal our shared humanity.