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Death Valley

Death Valley National Park recently reclaimed bragging rights as Earth’s hottest place after the World Meteorological Organization ruled that a 136.4-degree temperature reading taken in Libya in 1922 was invalid (it was apparently recorded on asphalt).


Almost 7,000 feet up in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains, Taos is what Santa Fe once was: a high-desert village where art galleries outnumber stop signs, the Native American and Spanish influences prevail, and the most pressing decision is whether you’ll be ordering the red or green chile sauce.

Palm Springs

Up here, on what should be a thoroughly touristy outing, awe sets in, with the mountain and Palm Springs all the more miraculous in the context of each other.

Grand Canyon

The rock star of the southwest is grander still with a little snow

Kitchen Table

Enjoy dining on the outdoor deck while sifting through menu options with entrées categorized by generic headings like Cow, Pig, Bird, Fish, or Earth.


When is a steak house more than a steak house? When it’s a time machine that transports you to the days of stiletto heels, velvet curtains, and ultra-lounge dining.

Florence and the Machine: Peter Weller on Renaissance Art

The man in RoboCop’s metal suit connects the dots between 15th-century Florence and modern-day L.A.

Ask Chris: Ring-A-Ding-Ding

Get up close and personal with L.A.’s biggest bells.

Making Radio Waves: The Surprisingly Messy End to KPCC’s The Madeleine Brand Show

Inside the tussle that pushed Madeleine Brand to leave the network

A Sneak Peek Inside our December Issue

Editor-in-chief Mary Melton introduces the issue hitting newsstands this week.