oreo arroyo, vanessa hua
NEW FICTION
‘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
SPIRIT GUIDES
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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EVENTS

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
MURDER MOST FOUL
‘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.