oreo arroyo, vanessa hua
‘Oreo Arroyo’

Vanessa Hua shares a short story about a Chinese American teen who sees himself in an unexpected face.

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hamlin garland
Hamlin Garland’s Mad Quest for the ‘Buried Crosses’
In the 1930s, one of America’s most distinguished writers scoured the California desert hunting for mysterious Indigenous artifacts tha…
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alta live cartoonist kate isenberg
Alta Live: Cartoonist Kate Isenberg

Wednesday, October 6, at 12:30 p.m. Pacific time

alta live max chafkin on peter thiel
Alta Live: Max Chafkin on Peter Thiel
The author’s book, The Contrarian: Peter Thiel and Silicon Valley’s Pursuit of Power, is the first definitive biography on the controve…
alta live secret california with paul saffo and will hearst
Alta Live: Secret California
Discover the very best hidden corners of the West with two Californians who’ve explored the region from every angle: by foot, aircraft,…
alta live sarina jepsen
Alta Live: Protecting the Butterflies and the Bees
Bumblebees, butterflies, and other invertebrates need our help—and Alta Journal trailblazer Sarina Jepsen details how we can all pitch …
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jane lathrop stanford
‘A Horrible Death to Die’

Behind the origin myth of Stanford University lies a century-old murder. The victim: the school’s chief founder and benefactor.