Arts

Everything you ever wanted to know about Lake Tahoe

Hard as it may be to believe, no museum has yet tried to mount a comprehensive exhibition about Lake Tahoe. The Nevada Museum of Art is about to change that.

Arts and Crafts and Cookies

                  Those glorious Arts and Crafts tiles from the 1920s have been on our mind lately, for a couple of reasons. The first is an exhibition that opened at Sacramento’s Crocker Art Museum on February 22 that’s devoted to the Berkeley-based company California Faience. It includes this earthenware tile (above) designed by cofounders William Bragdon and […]

Top 11 Places to See Holiday Lights in the West

It’s not too late to catch the glorious holiday light displays around the West! Here are 11 of our favorites. Christmas Boat Parade | Newport Beach, CA The Plaza | Santa Fe, NM Christmas Tree Lane, Fig Garden neighborhood | Fresno, CA Lighting of Breckenridge, Breckenridge, CO Christmas Lighting Festival, Leavenworth, WA Chanukah Festival of Lights, Union Square | San […]

Set in the West: Your Novel Picks

I’ve only been to Seattle once (what? I’m new here.), but that didn’t stop me from cracking up on nearly every page of Maria Semple’s novel Where’d You Go, Bernadette. Her lovingly satirical depiction of the city gave me an idea: What better way to get to know the West than by reading books set in it? I took to Twitter for your recommendations and found out you guys love Steinbeck. You are so cool.