Feed your head with The Desert Oracle


After some thoughtful consideration, the Grass team landed on a three-bedroom ranch-style home in 29 Palms as our HQ for a high desert adventure. The place was perfectly appointed for the desert: a brown stucco home with covered patios, a hot tub, crisp white interiors, and countless cacti peppering the property.

The space was brimming with little bits of desert ephemera, the most compelling of which were four back issues of The Desert Oracle, a periodical that describes itself as “a pocket-sized field guide to the fascinating American deserts: strange tales, singing sand dunes, sagebrush trails, artists and aliens, authors and oddballs, ghost towns and modern legends, musicians and mystics, scorpions and saguaros!” The bright yellow zine is packed with quirky tales from dusty little towns that make for perfect site-specific reading or listening (they also have a podcast). If you can’t make it out to the High Desert, you can take that trip in spirit by snatching a subscription to the quarterly for $25 a year or catching the podcast on iTunes.