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Alta revels in everything about California and the West — with penetrating investigative articles, clever essays, vivid photos and smart reviews. Alta's podcast digs deeper into the pages of the magazine to bring our stories to life.

Aug 29, 2018

"The California Field Atlas" author and artist Obi Kaufmann discusses his creative process, his plans for future work and why he's really not wild about being compared to John Muir. 

Aug 15, 2018

Alta contributor Shane Downing takes us into the battle to create an LGBTQ museum, explains the pros and cons of having such a museum in San Francisco versus elsewhere in the country and details the forces behind the movement. 

Aug 1, 2018

Blaise Zerega reports on Vi, a new in-ear AI device that encourages the user throughout a workout, monitors body data and offers fitness advice in much the same a human trainer would — without the weekly cost. Zerega also explains how a new pill can actually mimic the physical effects of exercise without requiring the...