Benoît Morenne is a writer for Deseret Magazine. He was a reporter in The New York Times’ Paris bureau and has interned for the Wall Street Journal. He graduated from Columbia Journalism School. A French native, his writing has appeared in the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Economist, the Christian Science Monitor and Atlas Obscura.

This tale of the decline of tiny Gabbs, Nevada shows what can happen when the Postal Service fails rural America.
The West has a troubled history with lakes, development and loss. Our newest dilemma? The largest human-made island project in history.
As we celebrate America, we can’t forget the many immigrants who weave its magnificent tapestry – or the hardship of building a new life here.
One of America’s most iconic natural wonders may be running out of time.
Behold the Intermountain West’s 10 most legendary diners because nothing satisfies quite like a burger or stack of pancakes at the end of a long stretch of asphalt
The Ram in Sun Valley, Idaho, features Iberico loin, lamb chop, duck sausage and butternut squash. It’s one of our 10 “Back Roads” selections of diners and cafes in the West.
Nora’s Fish Creek Inn in Wilson, Wyoming, features huevos rancheros and banana bread French toast. It’s one of our 10 “Back Roads” selections of diners and cafes in the West.
Adam Sklute rescued Ballet West from the brink. Now, can he revolutionize the dance world as a whole?
Rural veterans are at a higher risk of dying by suicide than their nonrural counterparts. Can a new, experimental peer-to-peer program save lives?
Human rights activists are both amazed and aggrieved by treatment of Ukrainians fleeing violence compared to refugees from the Middle East and Africa.
Rather than focus on how much time children spend on their phones, parents should try to understand how they engage with them, experts say.
Drew Miller, a Harvard grad and retired Air Force colonel, is on a mission to protect the middle class from catastrophe.
As the natural world around us changes, so will the places we call home.
Glenn Youngkin’s upset victory in Virginia’s gubernatorial race is seen as a proof of concept by the GOP that pushing for parental rights resonates with voters.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic began, Dr. Angela Dunn has learned a lot about leadership and healing.
This right-wing TV personality could become France’s hottest presidential candidate.
These leaders, artists, adventurers and entrepreneurs will change the region in 2022.
The Jalapeño’s Bar and Grill in Boise may hold the key to keeping staff during a public health crisis and the “great resignation.”
Caldwell, Idaho, is one of the West’s fastest-growing cities. Its leaders and residents say that’s not always a good thing.