When Mark Twain Canceled Bret Harte

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Alta Journal Nominated for 17 2021 A&E Journalism Awards

Here’s the full list of our writers, artists, and designers honored by the Los Angeles Press Club.

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Judy Garland’s Biggest Fan

Jim Bailey spent his career impersonating Judy Garland, leaving a biographer to ponder: Where did that leave him?

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He Said, He Said

Antoine Wilson’s Mouth to Mouth is a literary hall of mirrors.

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The Mysteries

Steph Cha reinvents The Best American Mystery and Suspense.

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All in the Family

In Tell Me How to Be, Neel Patel tracks the distance between a mother and a son.

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The Artist’s Way

In Light on Fire: The Art and Life of Sam Francis, Gabrielle Selz explores the legacy of the California abstract expressionist.


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Alta Live: The Gentrification of Psychedelics

Wednesday, February 2, at 12:30 p.m. Pacific time

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Alta Live: Are the Oscars Obsolete?

Wednesday, February 9, at 12:30 p.m. Pacific time

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Alta Live: Writing Behind Bars

Wednesday, February 16, at 12:30 p.m. Pacific time

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Alta Live: Fresno at the Forefront

Few people are as fascinated by Fresno as Danielle Bergstrom, and her enthusiasm for this Central Valley hub is infectious.

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Skating the West L.A. Courthouse

Paying tribute to the West L.A. Courthouse.

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Oakland History by Boat

Thursday, January 6, 2022

Fire Comes Home

Thursday, December 23, 2022

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Drag Meets Roller Skating in Oakland

Thursday, December 16, 2021