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Meals with Midgi: Macho Nachos

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:12am season. That time of year that brings families and friends together to cheer like ancient Romans as they watch gladiators battle one another for the thrill of claiming victory over their opponents. Or, if you’re at my house, you watch a movie.

Hoonah’s new brewery focuses on locals

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:10am
This is the second week I get to write about a new brewery. Last week, I was happy to cover the Sept. 25 opening of Odd Man Rush Brewing Company in Eagle River. Icy Strait Brewing Company in Hoonah, in Southeast Alaska, officially started pouring beer on August 15. Icy Strait is Alaska’s 25th licensed brewing operation.

On Writing: JPD against the Borg

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:02am
Jean-Luc Picard should beam down here to Juneau to get the best advice on how to fight the Borg. After my last column’s diatribe against bureaucratese from some of our local Borg-Wannabes, my friend and fellow scribbler Clint Farr sent me an email with a link to a model of how to wage the good fight against institutionalization, a model that comes from—of all places—the Juneau Police Department.

Movie Review :Green gets Alaska right in “Wildlike”

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 3:00am
Full disclosure: I’m in the credits of “Wildlike.” I interviewed the producer when they were filming in Juneau in 2013 and wrote a preview of the film.

Art in unusual places

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 2:41am

Southeast support group listings

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:59am

Fish Factor: Government shutdown could have big impact on Bering Sea crabbers

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:59am
Bering Sea crabbers are again facing the possibility of a delayed fishery as Congressional Republicans threaten to shut down the government, this time over federal funding of Planned Parenthood.

Evening at Egan series kicks off Oct. 2

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:59am
2015 marks 15 years for the annual Evening at Egan fall lecture series at the University of Alaska Southeast Auke Lake campus. This year the series begins the first Friday in October and runs for eight consecutive weeks through the week before Thanksgiving.

Alaska Arts Confluence to host First Friday with Portrait of Lani Hotch

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:59am
Haines - The Alaska Arts Confluence will host First Friday at their Art on Main Street Storefront in the Gateway Building in Haines on Oct. 2. Donna Catotti will present a portrait of Lani Hotch, Klukwan cultural leader, to the Jilkaat Kwaan Heritage Center.

BRHF seafood gala and fundraiser to be held Saturday

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:59am
Bartlett Regional Hospital Foundation is hosting their annual gala and fundraiser on Saturday, Oct. 3 at Elizabeth Peratrovich Hall. The Gala's Fund-A-Need campaign this year is a partnership with Bartlett Beginnings to fund the Baby Box Program. The box is a starter kit for new mothers containing clothes, first aid, blankets and toys. It can also be used as a bed that helps protect babies from sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and provides safe sleep.

Five Good Reads: Michelle Hale

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:59am
This week's list of Five Good Reads was submitted by Juneau resident Michelle Hale.

October First Friday Art Walk

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:59am
The October First Friday Art Walk marks the end of tourist season with locals appreciation events at several businesses, and highlights new work by locals artists including David Woodie (at the Canvas), MK MacNaughton and Jay Crondahl (Annie Kaill's), and Celeste Worl (Trickster Company), as well as writer Clint Farr (Hearthside Books) and photographer Anna Cramer (Kindred Post).

Clearly the right reason

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:59am
Clarity often comes when we don't expect it.

Booker season: Oldest, youngest, most, least

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:59am
In the second installment of Man Booker Prize shortlist reviews, I talk about two authors at the extremes of their careers but with much in common. Anne Tyler is the oldest writer on this year's shortlist at 73 and Chigozie Obioma is the youngest at a spry 29. "A Spool of Blue Thread" is Tyler's 20th and last novel; "The Fishermen" is Obioma's debut. But despite these differences, both novelists take up the difficult work of writing families.


Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:59am

What's happening this week: Sept. 30th - Oct.6th

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:58am

"Shaped by the North"

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:58am
Non-Alaskans that watch reality television may have what they think is a clear idea of Alaska: scary bears, stormy seas, feuding hotel owners. Odds are, though, that's different from what you - and every other Alaskan - knows. Yet, each Alaskan understands Alaska in a different way, too, and that understanding influences how you understand yourself within it -- and, if you're an artist, portray it.

"Swallowed by the Great Land"

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:58am
The written word doesn't come easily to acclaimed Alaska writer Seth Kantner. For one, he's dyslexic, something he recently spoke about in Haines.

More new and recent Alaska titles

Wed, 09/30/2015 - 1:58am
In honor of Alaska Book Week, observed Oct. 3-10, here's a partial list of Alaska-related books published in the past few months, or due to be published soon.


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