Published March 23, 2017

The Lyrical Genius of Valerie June

The soulful singer-songwriter has long moved audiences by channeling a chorus of voices from her Tennessee roots. Now, on the eve of her fifth album, she’s primed for a bigger stage.

The soulful singer-songwriter has long moved audiences by channeling a chorus of voices from her Tennessee roots. Now, on the eve of her fifth album, she’s primed for a bigger stage.
BY JK NICKELL
Published March 3, 2017

Searching For Mr. Grass

Why are thousands of people watching this man’s grass grow?

Why are thousands of people watching this man’s grass grow?
Southwest: The Magazine
Published March 3, 2017

Daughters and Dragons

Spinning fantastical bedtime stories became about far more than simply helping my daughter drift to sleep.

Spinning fantastical bedtime stories became about far more than simply helping my daughter drift to sleep.
Southwest: The Magazine
Published March 3, 2017

The Letter

We sent our writer on a simple assignment: to thank someone who changed his life. But the task transformed in a way he never could have anticipated.

We sent our writer on a simple assignment: to thank someone who changed his life. But the task transformed in a way he never could have anticipated.
Southwest: The Magazine
Published March 1, 2017

A Man of Letters

To prevent the loss of endangered alphabets all across the world, I turned to ancient tools.

To prevent the loss of endangered alphabets all across the world, I turned to ancient tools.
BY TIM BROOKES
Published February 1, 2017

Eggs and Limes

How a trip devoted to reading and beaches and seeing a man turned into a culinary epiphany.

How a trip devoted to reading and beaches and seeing a man turned into a culinary epiphany.
BY MARIAN BULL
Published January 1, 2017

The Accidental Cook

For years, I avoided the kitchen. Then I found an unlikely recipe for success.

For years, I avoided the kitchen. Then I found an unlikely recipe for success.
BY LAURA YAN
Published December 1, 2016

Superhero Worship

I shared a love of sports with my dad, but when I became a parent, my son had something else in mind.

I shared a love of sports with my dad, but when I became a parent, my son had something else in mind.
BY RYAN JONES
Published November 11, 2016

The Promise

In search of a place to honor the memory of my mother, I sought somewhere I could always return to.

In search of a place to honor the memory of my mother, I sought somewhere I could always return to.
Southwest: The Magazine
Published November 11, 2016

Hidden Treasure

On the hunt for a new adventure? Pack up your crew and head west (And north. And east. And south.) to explore some of the national parks’ lesser-known gems.

On the hunt for a new adventure? Pack up your crew and head west (And north. And east. And south.) to explore some of the national parks’ lesser-known gems.
Southwest: The Magazine
Published November 1, 2016

The Storied Man

Flying foxes, Caribbean monkeys, a tiny laboratory in a Wyoming cabin, and a young Mormon missionary who became a samoan chief before pursuing one of life’s greatest medical mysteries.

Flying foxes, Caribbean monkeys, a tiny laboratory in a Wyoming cabin, and a young Mormon missionary who became a samoan chief before pursuing one of life’s greatest medical mysteries.
Southwest: The Magazine
Published November 1, 2016

Your Cold, Cold Heart

My science-whiz brother-in-law discovered how to save victims of cardiac arrest. The cure? Ice. If only he could get more doctors to give it a try.

My science-whiz brother-in-law discovered how to save victims of cardiac arrest. The cure? Ice. If only he could get more doctors to give it a try.
BY JEFF RUBY
Published October 20, 2016

The 10 Best Places to See Live Music

These jaw-dropping venues are a destination unto themselves.

These jaw-dropping venues are a destination unto themselves.
Southwest: The Magazine
Published October 20, 2016

Star Turn

Ten years after winning American Idol, the chart-topping, arena-packing girl from small town Oklahoma has proven her staying power. The only person left to convince of Carrie Underwood’s superstar bona fides? Herself.

Ten years after winning American Idol, the chart-topping, arena-packing girl from small town Oklahoma has proven her staying power. The only person left to convince of Carrie Underwood’s superstar bona fides? Herself.
Southwest: The Magazine
Published October 20, 2016

Where the Wilder Things Are

Spurred by the loss of my mother and yearning for more time with our daughter, my husband and I quit our jobs, sold our house, and journeyed west.

Spurred by the loss of my mother and yearning for more time with our daughter, my husband and I quit our jobs, sold our house, and journeyed west.
Southwest: The Magazine
Published September 15, 2016

About Us

Southwest: The Magazine
Published September 1, 2016

My Mom, the Sports Fanatic

Despite long hours and tight budgets, my mother always found time for sports—and me.

Despite long hours and tight budgets, my mother always found time for sports—and me.
Southwest: The Magazine
Published August 28, 2016

Cats Vs. Dogs

Southwest: The Magazine
Published August 28, 2016

The Great American Drive-In

Soaring land prices, digital projectors, and the Internet all took their swings. But instead of going down, the drive-i

Soaring land prices, digital projectors, and the Internet all took their swings. But instead of going down, the drive-in is surviving—even thriving.
Published August 28, 2016

2017 Editorial Calendar

Issue close deadlines, schedules for travel content, and special sections. All deadlines and scheduled content subject to change.

Issue close deadlines, schedules for travel content, and special sections. All deadlines and scheduled content subject to change.
Southwest: The Magazine
Published August 28, 2016

23 Reasons to Take Your Kids to The Carribean

Published August 1, 2016

Call of the Isle

Settle into a treehouse suite, paddle a transparent canoe, and set your watch to island time.

Settle into a treehouse suite, paddle a transparent canoe, and set your watch to island time.
Southwest: The Magazine
Published August 1, 2016

Help Wanted

Bedraggled parents of toddler seek solace on private island.

Bedraggled parents of toddler seek solace on private island.
BY ALISON MILLER
Published August 1, 2016

Family Stew

For the women in my life, food-filled storage containers are like Tarot cards.

For the women in my life, food-filled storage containers are like Tarot cards.
BY ANGIE CRUZ
Published July 1, 2016

The Marble Connection

Sometimes the fastest way to someone’s heart is to turn to stone.

Sometimes the fastest way to someone’s heart is to turn to stone.
Southwest: The Magazine
Published July 1, 2016

A Walk in the Park

On seeing the invisible infrastructure that defines our national parks.

On seeing the invisible infrastructure that defines our national parks.
BY BROOKE JARVIS
Published June 1, 2016

Humble Pat

My larger-than-life mentor served up lessons one plate of eggs at a time.

My larger-than-life mentor served up lessons one plate of eggs at a time.
BY BRUCE PARSONS
Published June 1, 2016

From LUV to the Moon (and Back)

The 45th anniversary issue.

The 45th anniversary issue.
Southwest: The Magazine
Published May 29, 2016

The Originals

In 45 years, one thing hasn’t changed: seemingly small acts of kindness that create lasting ripple effects. For two of the originals, it’s just another day on the job.

In 45 years, one thing hasn’t changed: seemingly small acts of kindness that create lasting ripple effects. For two of the originals, it’s just another day on the job.
Southwest: The Magazine
Published May 1, 2016

Into the Blue

Wading into a glassy lake, paddling toward an ocean sunset, rigging up a sailboat, or casting a line—however you greet summer, water is a must. 

Wading into a glassy lake, paddling toward an ocean sunset, rigging up a sailboat, or casting a line—however you greet summer, water is a must.
TRAVEL REPORTING BY STIRLING KELSO
Published May 1, 2016

Vocal ID

Right now, tens of millions of speech-impaired people around the world have no choice but to use mass-produced voices straight from a computer. Rupal Patel has a different idea.

Right now, tens of millions of speech-impaired people around the world have no choice but to use mass-produced voices straight from a computer. Rupal Patel has a different idea.
BY BRADFORD PEARSON
Published April 1, 2016

Men of Earth and Sky

I always revered my uncle, an ace pilot who died a hero. But later in life I realized my father’s complicated legacy was just as important to pass on.

I always revered my uncle, an ace pilot who died a hero. But later in life I realized my father’s complicated legacy was just as important to pass on.
Southwest: The Magazine
Published April 1, 2016

How to Move a Mountain

Deep in the Colorado backcountry, a wilderness camp embraces high adventure to create fatherly moments for kids who have lost their fathers to war.

Deep in the Colorado backcountry, a wilderness camp embraces high adventure to create fatherly moments for kids who have lost their fathers to war.
Southwest: The Magazine
Published March 1, 2016

Animal Instinct

When our dogs died, my husband and I longed for a new pet to fill the void.

When our dogs died, my husband and I longed for a new pet to fill the void.
BY R.L. MAIZES
Published February 1, 2016

Fishing With Frank

A man and his pet tiger teach the author of Big Fish how to become a writer.

A man and his pet tiger teach the author of Big Fish how to become a writer.
Southwest: The Magazine
Published January 1, 2016

Crab Cakes with Kenny

A lifetime of lessons learned from my little brother leads to the best, most hopeful breakfast we ever shared.

A lifetime of lessons learned from my little brother leads to the best, most hopeful breakfast we ever shared.
BY MICHAEL GRAFF
Published December 1, 2015

A World of His Own

Searching for our family’s roots across two continents.

Searching for our family’s roots across two continents.
BY ZSOFIA MCMULLIN
Published December 1, 2015

The A-Z Guide to Spirits

What 33 bars, 28 cities, six breweries, five recipes, two small fires, a wedding, and a funeral tell us about how we drink right now.

What 33 bars, 28 cities, six breweries, five recipes, two small fires, a wedding, and a funeral tell us about how we drink right now.
Published October 1, 2015

My Brief Career as a Bat Biologist

Since I was a child, I’d been fascinated by rain forests. Maybe I should’ve let that fantasy go.

Since I was a child, I’d been fascinated by rain forests. Maybe I should’ve let that fantasy go.
BY DON LYMAN
Published September 1, 2015

Freedom Riders

23 days. 20 cities. 4,500 miles. 14 Little Leaguers embark on a sweeping Civil Rights tour to discover how our national pastime might illuminate our nation’s past.

23 days. 20 cities. 4,500 miles. 14 Little Leaguers embark on a sweeping Civil Rights tour to discover how our national pastime might illuminate our nation’s past.
BY JK NICKELL
Published September 1, 2015

Playing Hardball

When we got married, I vowed to love my wife forever. I never said anything about the Mets.

When we got married, I vowed to love my wife forever. I never said anything about the Mets.
BY TONY REHAGEN
Published July 1, 2015

The King of Tides

Love, loss, and salmon in the wilds of Alaska.

Love, loss, and salmon in the wilds of Alaska.
BY KIM CROSS
Published July 1, 2015

Love, Translated

For Marc and me, learning Spanish was a practical task. Then it became a romantic one.

For Marc and me, learning Spanish was a practical task. Then it became a romantic one.
BY VANESSA HUA
Published June 1, 2015

My Mid-Life Brightness

At 46, I thought I was done having kids. Then Rosalie waddled through the door.

At 46, I thought I was done having kids. Then Rosalie waddled through the door.
BY STEVE ALMOND
Published May 1, 2015

The Longest Roost

The chicken came first. I wasn’t sure the egg ever would.

The chicken came first. I wasn’t sure the egg ever would.
BY TARA NIEUWESTEEG
Published April 1, 2015

The Tao of Tiny

A little gerbil, a near catastrophe, and a big lesson in parenthood.

A little gerbil, a near catastrophe, and a big lesson in parenthood.
BY PAMELA GWYN KRIPKE
Published February 1, 2015

All the City’s a Stage

Sam White launched the unlikeliest of startups and transformed her hometown. Shakespeare in Detroit reveals that in desperate times some respond by dreaming dreams that are bigger and wilder than ever before.

Sam White launched the unlikeliest of startups and transformed her hometown. Shakespeare in Detroit reveals that in desperate times some respond by dreaming dreams that are bigger and wilder than ever before.
BY DREW PHILP