Los Angeles’ Wende Museum offers an intriguing look at a vast collection of Cold War artifacts, on display in an ideal space. Stacey Ravel Abarbanel takes us into the bunker.
The quality of earthquake survival kits ranges from solid to shaky. We rated several emergency kits on the market to find the survival bag most likely to come in handy when The Big One hits.
Longtime movie critic David Ansen has a confession: He’s not wild about the “Star Wars" movies. And that doesn't sit well with fans of the Force.
Tommy Orange’s dazzling debut novel, “There There,” explores the lives of native Americans in Oakland. T.J. Stiles reviews this hotly-anticipated read.
After several itinerant years, Los Angeles' venerable performance space Jazz Bakery is hoping to put down some musical roots in a new Culver City building designed by Frank Gehry.
“The Tide is High” is an incomplete history of Latino music in Southern California — and that’s part of its appeal. Gustavo Arellano reviews a new — and impossible — book.
Alta’s partners at Book Passage in the Bay Area recommend books by California authors and on California subjects, with reviews by Book Passage staff members.
Rachel Kushner’s new novel, “The Mars Room,” chronicles gritty life in a women’s prison, with a focus on one inmate’s story in and out of jail.
Was blood-testing company Theranos an ambitious startup gone very wrong — or was it an elaborate scam? John Carreyrou’s new book, “Bad Blood,” examines Silicon Valley’s most notable recent flameout.
With the re-release of "Black Swans: Stories" Los Angeles author and artist Eve Babitz is reestablished as a major West Coast literary icon.
Artists, writers and editors agree: The Blackwing is the pencil of the pros. In our digital world, Tim Wendel explains why one brand of pencils is changing the graphite game.
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