Alta Q&A

  • Lucy Fisher in her office at Red Wagon Entertainment in Los Angeles. The award-winning producer’s films include “The Great Gatsby,” “Memoirs of a Geisha” and “Jarhead.”
    KEVIN SCANLON
    ALTA Q&A

    Writing Her Own Script

    - Lucy Fisher started out as a waitress, but ended up running the studio. Will Hearst sits down for a Q&A with the groundbreaking Hollywood executive.
Musician, music producer and investor Jerry Harrison at his home in Marin County.
CHRIS HARDY
ALTA Q&A

Not Just Another Talking Head

In a conversation with Alta Publisher and Editor Will Hearst – his former Harvard roommate – Talking Heads mainstay Jerry Harrison expounds on music, business and life.

California first lady Anne Gust Brown at the Governor’s mansion in Sacramento.
CHRIS HARDY
ALTA Q&A

The Next Step

As her husband’s term as governor winds down, first lady Anne Gust Brown reflects on his legacy and the future in this sit-down interview with Alta publisher Will Hearst.

Alice Waters in her backyard garden in Berkeley.
CHRIS HARDY
ALTA Q&A

Recipe For Change

The woman who changed the way we eat looks back at nearly 50 years of running her famed restaurant, Chez Panisse — and looks forward to innovative ways to feed the next generation.

Frank Gehry at his office in Los Angeles.
CHRIS HARDY
ARCHITECTURE

Portrait of the Architect: Frank Gehry

The nation’s foremost architect designs startling buildings: swooping, glimmering structures. He demands attention, experimenting with new forms, materials and techniques. But his true goal is emotion, like high art or great engineering. Frank Gehry believes in architecture ...