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 ...
Works by West Coast poets Katie Peterson, Ishmael Reed, Luis J. Rodriguez, and Tennessee Reed reveal our shared humanity.
From the wild horses way up north in Modoc National Forest to the jazz clubs of 1940s Los Angeles, Alta’s biggest stories of 2019 are as eclectic as the coast we love to cover.
Alta’s Los Angeles community raised a glass to Books Editor David L. Ulin on the publication of Joan Didion: The 1960s and 70s.
Pacific Northwest Ballet’s production of George Balanchine’s The Nutcracker never loses sight of the transformative story at its heart. Not ...
In this week's newsletter, we share the passionate—and sometimes heated—response to Alta's cover story.
A theater festival, a quarterly publication, a podcast, and a daily newsletter; we've just found your new favorites.
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.