Art

The geography of the Southwest, painted and illuminated
The geography of the Southwest, painted and illuminated
An artist of Kiowa and Caddo descent blends traditional and modern styles.
An agricultural community that embraces its artistic side
An agricultural community that embraces its artistic side
Events like ‘Tour de Manure’ raise money for a California Cattlemen’s Association.
In rural Colorado, can art provide an economic engine?
In rural Colorado, can art provide an economic engine?
A small town invests in affordable housing for the creative sector.
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.
Nature’s worth, through filmmakers’ eyes
Nature’s worth, through filmmakers’ eyes
A new wave of outdoor films encompass both conservation and adventure.
Meet the group that’s turning artists into nature’s advocates
Meet the group that’s turning artists into nature’s advocates
In the backcountry, an experiment in using art to elevate environmental issues.
Photos: Three years with New Mexico’s Hispanic communities
Photos: Three years with New Mexico’s Hispanic communities
A photographer’s nostalgic look back at time spent with Nuevomexicanos.
Real predators don’t eat popsicles
Real predators don’t eat popsicles
Once again, in Zootopia, Disney’s view of nature is sanitized and out of touch.
Meet one of the great forgotten Western painters
Meet one of the great forgotten Western painters
Frank Mechau, who died in 1946 at age 42, saw the West through an unusual lens.
A photographer turns his lens on small-town bliss
A photographer turns his lens on small-town bliss
A new exhibit in Denver, Colorado, looks at happiness in the rural West, focusing on Bliss, Idaho.
Podcast: The last Nevada showgirl revue came to a close this year
Podcast: The last Nevada showgirl revue came to a close this year
Preserving showgirl culture, amidst lasting discomfort around the tradition.
Crime and grit: A retrospective collection from the don of Chicano noir
Crime and grit: A retrospective collection from the don of Chicano noir
An uneven but often rewarding collection from one of the West’s masterful storytellers.
Whiteness reigns in a new film celebrating national parks
The time of painful impossibilities
The time of painful impossibilities
A reading by U.S. poet laureate Juan Felipe Herrera.
Dispatch from Nevada's cowboy poets confab
Dispatch from Nevada's cowboy poets confab
An older generation of artists looks for a younger set to take over the tradition.
In ‘Gold Fame Citrus,’ the nascent genre of cli-fi looks to California
In ‘Gold Fame Citrus,’ the nascent genre of cli-fi looks to California
A new climate change novel predicts a dystopian West of sand and refugees.
A tale of two BLM mascots
A tale of two BLM mascots
Johnny Horizon and Seymour Antelope show the agency's changing focus.
The obscure music where wild animals sing from the heart
You are on Indian Land: A provocative look at contemporary art
You are on Indian Land: A provocative look at contemporary art
A multimedia exhibit at the Museum of Northern Arizona
A tour of vibrant skies of the north
A tour of vibrant skies of the north
A review of 'The Northern Lights: Celestial Performances of the Aurora Borealis,' by Daryl Pederson and Calvin Hall.