Pandemics and plagues run deep in the history of the West. Documents from these acute moments provide context and understanding to our situation today.
Author Ander Monson joins Alta Asks Live and Heather Scott Partington to discuss his new book, The Gnome Stories.
Attacks on Americans of Chinese and Mexican descent during the outbreak of disease have an ugly history in California.
These two young poets eschew convention with bold voices—and even bolder prose.
Mike Davis and Jon Wiener revisit the turbulence of Los Angeles in the 1960s—and come correct.
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.
Intimate and intense, these nonfiction selections are must-reads for 2020.
Anthony McCann uses the Malheur occupation to tell a bigger story of the American West in Shadowlands: Fear and Freedom at the Oregon Standoff.
Changing immigration laws, job opportunities, and acclimation to a new culture are captured in these letters from 20th-century Chinese and Mexican immigrants to California.
When three-year-old Kathy Fiscus fell down a well in San Marino, the attempt to rescue her was the first-ever significant news story to be televised live.