REYKJAVIK, Iceland - Artists across the Circumpolar North, including a group of Alaska Native artists working with the Anchorage Museum, will convene at the 2015 Arctic Circle Assembly in Reykjavik, Iceland, this month. The Anchorage Museum is bringing Indigenous artists from Alaska to the Assembly for a discussion of Arctic lifeways from a human and cultural perspective.
Empathy is a novelist's greatest gift. Whether it is transforming the wave of migrants crossing into Europe into three individuals who the reader roots for, as in Sunjeev Sahota's "Year of the Runaways," or telling the story of four friends in a "work of lasting emotional impact" as 2015 Man Booker Prize judge Ellah Allfrey said of Hanya Yangihara's "A Little Life," the last two books on the shortlist have empathy to share.
I know that as an Alaskan, I'm an outlier in the fact that I don't usually like venison. To my taste buds there is a gamey, wild, not terribly good after-taste that sticks with me and I just can't seem to get past it. It doesn't taste good to me and no matter how many times folks try to sneak it into my food pyramid, it doesn't work. I've had the back strap cooked a dozen different ways, ground venison in spaghetti and chili and I've always detected that after taste that puts me right off it.
Twenty-six years ago this October, Loy and Ludy Maturan, now of Juneau, were leaving their home in the Philippines with their 7-month-old granddaughter when armed men stopped their car. As Loy radioed for help, one of the men pistol-whipped him, he lost consciousness, and the trio's almost week-long ordeal began.
Sealaska Heritage Institute's work on the Tlingit language was chosen by a federal humanities agency as one of 50 projects in the country that has enriched and shaped American lives during the last half century.
The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council has announced the first year of its Art Hop Passport, a booklet designed to encourage the public to attend art and performance events throughout the 2015-2016 season.