The lurking menaces in the lives of each character in Fall Back Down When I Die by Joe Wilkins (Little, Brown and Company, $27) are like the wolves th...

FOR A FEW DAYS IN EARLY JUNE, Bozeman positively brimmed with activity and emotion: Cubans moved furniture out of the way and danced for pleasure; Afg...

PLENTY OF WESTERN ARTISTS AND THEIR CRITICS LIKE TO TALK ABOUT “PLACE” as a primary inspiration for their work, but when artist Ted Waddel...

THERE IS A SAYING ABOUT LIVING IN THE WEST, that it’s like one big Main Street, where the connection to just about everyone you meet is whittled dow...

WHEN YOU FIRST ENCOUNTER SUE TIRRELL’S CERAMICS, you might feel a hint of nostalgia or a nagging sense that you have seen something vaguely simi...

STEPHANIE QUAYLE SINGS ACAPPELLA: Run like a wild horse, chasing that sun even if you’re all out of breath. Aiming your arrow straight for the stars...

IN A WELL-APPOINTED GALLERY IN NORTHWEST WYOMING, the landscapes painted by Montana artist Greg Scheibel refuse to go unnoticed. It’s not that the p...

A GRIZZLY STRIDES ACROSS A STREAM WHILE THE SUN SPARKLES on the tawny highlights in its chocolate-brown fur. Against a background of craggy peaks, a ...

Ranging from totem-inspired sculptures to art that honors the West’s railroad culture and national parks, here are some exhibitions to catch:  Nort...

In 1949, Life magazine roiled the art world with its story, “Jackson Pollock: Is he the greatest living painter in the United States?” In front of...

It’s hard to get people fired up about chunks of ice, but that’s what scientists and officials in Glacier National Park are trying to do as the pa...

It’s totally cliché and yet completely appropriate: Master weavers Marilyn and William Stevens have interwoven making a living and making a life to...

Sometimes a restaurant is more than a restaurant. So it is at Wild Flower Kitchen in Absarokee, Montana, where two chefs and a charismatic maître d...

Years ago, Idaho-based builder Mat Hall read about the ancient Japanese wood-preserving technique called Shou Sugi Ban. The treatment involves charrin...

Home Beside the weathered garden gate Down at the old home place, A withered wildflower Lies peaceful and still, Too faded, too weak to bare its face....

Emerson Center for the Arts & Culture upcoming events. Of Shadow and Light Jessie Wilber Gallery Jerry Locati July 12 – August 30 Jerry Locati s...

Backcountry excursions in Yellowstone National Park From our perch on a hillside overlooking the upper Lamar River Valley, my friend Mariann and I wat...

A big hole valley tradition Montana’s Big Hole Valley is riddled with ranches that have held their ground for many generations, wicked winters be da...

Finding solace in a secret fly-fishing spot Dust hangs over the forest road, settling visibly on a dark SUV parked halfway up the mountain. A guy wear...

For a peripatetic family, Jackson Hole, Wyoming, finally feels like home The family had been gamely relocating from one city to another, bouncing betw...

Charting her own course in the world of fine art Amber Blazina’s brush flies from palette to painting. Her mind is focused, but her body shakes with...

It was spring in the early 1990s when I first stumbled into the Old Saloon with friends. We were making our way back through Paradise Valley to Bozema...

From classical and jazz, to country and Rock n’ Roll, here are our picks of music festivals and concert series to catch this summer throughout the N...

When Arthur M. Blank purchased the Mountain Sky Guest Ranch nearly two decades ago, he recalls “falling in love with the land, the people, and the w...

A summer evening spent meandering downtown hot spots can serve as a relaxing night out on the town as well as a way to explore and celebrate the thriv...

Big Sky Journal has been around for nearly 30 years. That’s a lot of issues, a lot of stories documented, people profiled, communities highlighted, ...

The Montana Conservation Corps takes a new direction, impacting the land, communities, and a generation of young leaders Even with all the eroded gull...

On the lower Yellowstone River, the precious eggs of a living dinosaur are converted into an international delicacy that helps pay for playgrounds a...

The legacy of an obsessive and brilliant mountaineer In 1972, the summer after doug McCarty graduated from high school in Bozeman, Montana, he and a f...

Championing Shelby, Montana’s world heavyweight fight As the final bell rang out, a crowd of thousands erupted in cheers for the two great heavyweig...

The allure of life and death in the wild It was early morning and I was traveling through Yellowstone National Park with graduate students who were ta...

Sweeney on the Rocks, the latest novel by Allen Morris Jones (Ig Publishing, $16.95), features the affable Ted Sweeney, a small-town Montana everyman....

His brother grew smaller and smaller as the train pulled away. Finally, there was nothing left. He remembered the scene while standing in the modest d...

With less than two months until the 2019 Montana Folk Festival, organizers today announced more performers to join the previously released arti...

Still snowed on me this morning but after a heavy winter we are starting to see grass and hopes of summer. This always starts bringing the beauty of M...

March 21 – 24 The Great Western Living and Design Exhibition The Four Seasons Arena at the ExpoPark, Great Falls, MT thegreatwesternshow.com More t...

Cabin Style: An artful experience You can guess you’re in the home of an artist when every object, whether an important painting or a repurposed fle...

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