Dream Life

People live here or move West to realize their dreams or behave however they want. Here, our heroes.


Trophy Life

What’s it like to walk the red carpet and rub elbows with the stars? Oscar-winning filmmaker Luke Matheny takes us behind the curtain of Hollywood’s biggest night.

Popping Up a Business | Guest Post by Rachel Hofstetter

Here in the West, artisanal food is (forgive us) our jam. We asked Rachel, who chronicles the stories behind some of our favorite homegrown food companies in her new book, Cooking Up a Business, to share the story behind Quinn, our new microwave popcorn obsession.

Vote for the Best Places to Live in the West

Cast your vote for the best place to live in the West! We’ve spent months researching the best places to live and work in the West — and want you to help us pick: What’s the best place to start a career? The best place to start a second career? The best family-friendly (but not boring) suburb?

Eating on Mars

Last April, six people entered a windowless geodesic dome (pictured above) on Mauna Loa, on Hawaii’s Big Island, where they lived until mid-August, leaving the structure only occasionally to walk around the volcano in spacesuits.