The Angel of Tahoe is seated on her sofa with the mid-morning light streaming through a window that looks out to the greening fairways of Edgewood Tahoe Golf Course. Beyond them, the snow-clad slopes of Heavenly rise to the sky. Slowly, she begins to tell...

When Leland Stanford hoisted a silver-plated hammer above his head in a remote patch of uninhabited Utah, the world awaited his strike. The American West was only recently connected to the rest of the nation by telegraphic wires, and ceremony organizers had contrived to put one...

Reverend Rusty Reams and his Great Bingo Revival bring a hip new twist to a classic game   Moments of bingo glory don’t quickly fade from one’s memory. Like the time my family and I went all in on a weeklong game at sea. Although I was...

In 1995 a young Peter Menzies Jr., the Australian cinematographer on the Bruce Willis–led blockbuster Die Hard: With A Vengeance, had to blow up a building in Manhattan. The movie crew had 14 blocks of 6th Avenue completely sealed off, and flipped the signs and...

Nestled in the 906-acre Lahontan Golf Club community in Truckee, the Meadow House takes inspiration from its alpine surroundings. Sited at the end of a secluded street, the 2,475-square-foot home’s liberal use of glass affords striking views of the surrounding trees, meadow and ski runs...

To be a Tahoe dog is to live a charmed life. After all, their “backyard” is a fun-filled wonderland with endless opportunities for exercise and adventure, from dock leaps to snow romps, forested trail runs to paddleboard rides atop the lake’s crisp, clear water. Photos...

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