Art

Watercolor habitats: An observation of light and color
Watercolor habitats: An observation of light and color
An artist portrays the greens of mountain lakes and oranges of sandstone arches.
What to do if the world is ending
What to do if the world is ending
Two writers contemplate their last day.
Memories of the ‘goddess of Glen Canyon’
Memories of the ‘goddess of Glen Canyon’
Our readers share their thoughts and encounters of Western icon, Katie Lee.
How a Chicano band blends urban and wild life
How a Chicano band blends urban and wild life
Quetzal finds a sense of place in East Los Angeles.
How one artist captured the changing climate in watercolor
How one artist captured the changing climate in watercolor
Artist and scientist Jill Pelto’s riveting paintings use data to show climate change’s impacts.
Happy 108th birthday, Wallace Stegner
Happy 108th birthday, Wallace Stegner
Reflections on a seminal Western author, years after his death.
‘Unbranded’ character responds to accusation of ‘mustang neglect’
‘Unbranded’ character responds to accusation of ‘mustang neglect’
Ben Masters rebukes a recent opinion piece on his 2015 documentary.
A place for artists on public lands
A place for artists on public lands
The connection between art and the American landscape offers new ways to advocate for lands.
Does the Constitution hold the key to climate action?
Does the Constitution hold the key to climate action?
How a group of young climate plaintiffs are making their case.
The Grand Canyon, like you’ve never seen it
The Grand Canyon, like you’ve never seen it
An artist’s connection to the landscape through her paintings.
Mustangs deserve a better film than ‘Unbranded’
Mustangs deserve a better film than ‘Unbranded’
The 2015 film’s scenery doesn’t make up for the cruelty endured by the wild horses.
How to name a rose
How to name a rose
A recent book provides a road map to finding literature in nature.
An inside look at the national parks
An inside look at the national parks
Hard-won photos of the National Park Service’s ‘Treasured Lands.’
Water tank sonics, a wolf in dogs’ clothes and a sad moose tale
Water tank sonics, a wolf in dogs’ clothes and a sad moose tale
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Famous Western landscapes, recreated with processed food
Famous Western landscapes, recreated with processed food
A pair of artists take on our consumption habits, with Froot Loop hills.
Inside Wyoming’s rough, tough underground
Inside Wyoming’s rough, tough underground
Boom and bust cycles shape the fates of Wyoming’s young people.
Opening day at the Crow Fair, an accidental Wild West show and a moose miracle
Opening day at the Crow Fair, an accidental Wild West show and a moose miracle
Mishaps and mayhem from around the region.
Border triptych
Border triptych
Three poems for the Borderlands.
William Henry Jackson’s history-making photos
William Henry Jackson’s history-making photos
See these rare color photographs of the early West.
Border wall divides lands, but not culture
Border wall divides lands, but not culture
A wall bars the physical passage of people in a park near San Diego— but music scales that barrier.
See wind power’s eerie beauty
See wind power’s eerie beauty
A new exhibit, Harnessing the Wind, looks at Western landscapes now marked by wind turbines.
The Chickadee Symphony
The Chickadee Symphony
A composer reflects on three decades of birdsong.
Ranch Diaries: The ranching-writing life
Ranch Diaries: The ranching-writing life
Somewhere in the midst of the business of ranching I have to figure out a way to keep writing.