Pulitzer Prize–winner Forrest Gander partnered with artist Ashwini Bhat to create this work, the collaborators’ first for Alta.
So many cartoons, so few pages. These fun picks didn’t make the magazine—but they made us laugh.
Read a short story about an artist in search of understanding and the mysterious man who seems to offer it.
For blockbuster films and video games, Pinar Toprak makes music that stirs emotions.
A documentary on the alt-right’s appropriation of a cute meme arrives just in time for the U.S. presidential election.
D.A. Powell's 'Summons' is one of three of his poems to appear in Alta‘s Summer 2020 issue.
D.A. Powell, a Bay Area writer and educator, finds poetry in America’s favorite pastime.
Connecting with an idol summons the early ecstasy of falling in love with movies.
One hundred years ago, Louis T. Haggin collected out-of-fashion Hudson River School and academic paintings.
The roundabout product of an alternative-folk songwriter, a Los Angeles comedian, and the COVID-19 pandemic.