Alta Editors

Wild Horses Can’t Stop These Letters to the Editor

In this week's newsletter, we share the passionate—and sometimes heated—response to Alta's cover story. 

William Shakespeare

A Festival, a Quarterly, a Podcast, and a Newsletter

A theater festival, a quarterly publication, a podcast, and a daily newsletter; we've just found your new favorites. 

Hamlin Garland (1860-1940), novelist and author of 40 books on life, adventure and love in the Middle Border country.

Birth of the California Canon

Hamlin Garland was the author of more than 40 books, including A Son of the Middle Border, an autobiographical narrative of easterners moving West. Here are excerpts from a pair of his letters. 

The Books On Our Nightstand

Take a peek onto the nightstands of Alta's editors—and maybe get a few ideas for your own bedside table reading material. 

Event: Steve Jobs Rebooted

Journalist Tom Zito, software developer Andy Hertzfeld, and pioneering game developer Al Alcorn share intimate details of their relationships with the Apple co-founder.

Letters to the Editor

Readers regularly write us with questions, comments and suggestions, and our authors respond — in Alta's Letters to the Editor.

Busted: Brash Stories from Texas and New Mexico

A conversation with writers Joshua Wheeler and Bryan Mealer about the booms, busts, and bold characters of the Southwestern United States.

The Literary Hub homepage

Three Editors’ Picks We Know You’ll Love

Alta editors make our recommendations on a literature website, a true crime podcast, and a quarterly publication straight from the California desert that will become your latest favorites. Trust us. 

Appreciations 2018

Remembering some of the people whose inventions, ideas, and sheer force of will shaped California and the West

Alta Poetry 2018

These works by California poets capture particular, private moments of life in the Golden State