THEY'RE FAST, ELEGANT, SENSITIVE, AND STRONG, with wild manes and tails that touch the grass. At times they seem otherworldly, mythological, like the four-legged inhabitants of fairy tales. Yet here they stand, living among us, helping with the most practical of endeavors while offering emotional...

IF YOU HAPPEN TO BE AMBLING in the vicinity of Wyoming Blue Eyes, the painting by representational artist Carrie Ballantyne, prepare for a double take. The oil depicts a young woman whose wavy blond hair spills from a loose braid below a flat-topped, wide-brimmed hat....

David Quammen’s new book, The Tangled Tree: A Radical New History of Life (Simon & Schuster, $30), explores the world of contemporary molecular biology and delves into the history of evolutionary theory, revealing how recent discoveries at the molecular level point toward a different and...

Like most family photo albums, mine contains pictures of me as a child sitting next to roadkill. Now, before you dismiss this as just another small-boy-hangs-out-with-dead-animals-found-on-random-roadsides piece of nostalgia, let me boast about one particular photo, in which 4-year-old me, uncertainly holding a banana, is...

Robin Chopus is a pioneer of Bozeman’s farm-to-table movement. When she opened The Emerson Grill in 2005, the popularity of using fresh, seasonal ingredients from local farms and ranches was burgeoning across the nation, and Chopus saw the opportunity to create that niche in the...

In the beginning, at the kitchen table, my three children with paper and crayons, shoulders bent low and hands fisting the task before them. Lo, through the wide windows the morning shown down upon artistic intentions, and the sun’s slant rays rained a glittered drift of pine pollen, spray of stardust, as pages...