I have been reprieved! After two weeks of lamenting (aka whining) about my toothache and the pending root canal, I learned on Wednesday that I no longer need a root canal. I feel like the doomed prisoner who got the call from the governor as he's walking down the long hallway to a final ending.
The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in images of natural or urban subjects that they find artistically inspiring or intriguing.
Juneau Lyric Opera will present "Don Giovanni," an opera in two acts with music by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart and Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte, on April 24 and 25 at the Juneau Arts and Culture Center.
I had a mild culture shock when I was studying abroad in London. It wasn't about the food or the people or the way they drive on the wrong side of the road. It was about the way they treat their library books.
This year's edition of Tidal Echoes, the University of Alaska Southeast's literary and art journal, will be celebrated with a release party at 7 p.m. Friday, April 24, at the Egan Lecture Hall. The event is free; light refreshments will be served.
One of the supposedly big secrets to success out there in the world has always been that tired old bit about location, location, location. Like all the other gems of wisdom though, it turns out that there's more to it than meets the eye. If you think about it deeply you find yourself being surprised at where it takes you. See that pop star diva come roaring off stage from a really good show. They're still shouting her name and calling for more. That gal is pumped, never more fully alive than at that moment. And at that very same moment, on the backside of the world, out on the far other end of the spectrum, the hermit sits, cross-legged, deep inside his mountaintop cave. A single flame flickers. He repeats and repeats the holy O-o-o-m. His smile is radiant. He is close. He can almost touch it. He is one more O-o-o-m from Enlightenment.
My English major brain told me editing wouldn't be difficult, just a list of to-dos. Somehow I thought the job would resemble looking over college papers to move an occasional comma or correct "then" to "than." Being the student editor of Tidal Echoes, the University of Alaska Southeast's annual literary and arts journal, has taught me I was wrong.
The Friends of the Alaska State Libraries, Archives & Museum have announced the availability of the Ethel Montgomery Scholarship application. Applicants for the $2,000 scholarship must be enrolled in an Alaskan federally-recognized tribe and pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in museum studies.
One sure sign of spring in Alaska that's important to beer lovers is our summer seasonal breweries coming out of hibernation and blossoming forth with new beers, adding a sure splash of flavor to a landscape of great beer that's mostly featured year-round up here.