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Alaskan author Nick Jans holds a plaque made by artist R.T. "Skip" Wallen at the memorial ceremonies for Romeo the black wolf in November 2010 at Mendenhall Lake near the West Glacier Trail, the site of the wolf's many interactions with local residents.

Reading "Romeo" on his own turf

If the book "A Wolf Called Romeo" had been written as a work of fiction, Nick Jans could reasonably be accused of inventing an unrealistic story. 

by Amy Fletcher
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Two poems by Richard Dauenhauer, 1942-2014

In honor of the recent passing of highly regarded Alaska poet, scholar, translator, historian and linguist Richard Dauenhauer, here are two poems from his most recent poetry collection, "Benchmarks: New and Selected Poems 1963-2013.
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A portrait of our community: Local artist creates new map for tourists

Tourists hoping for insiders' tips on where to go and what to see in downtown Juneau have had a creative new resource to draw on this summer: a free city map and guide created by local artist and business owner Pat Race.
Amy Fletcher
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Let's Tango!

Juneau's small dance community is in for a treat the next few weeks. Richard Council, a U.S. Argentine Tango Champion, will be teaching workshops at the Filipino Community Hall.
REBECCA SALSMAN
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Symphony wildlife cruise tickets on sale now

The Juneau Symphony will host its annual wildlife cruise, "Set Sail for the Symphony." on Sept. 6.
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Improv Basic course to be offered this fall

The Alaska State Improv Festival (AS IF) has announced its first extended course offering: Improv Basics.
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Gold Town to offer Not-So-Silent Chaplin film with accompanied music by RattleTrap Ruckus

The Gold Town Nickelodeon Theater will continue their Not-So-Silent film series this week with Charlie Chaplin's "The Circus," featuring live accompanied music by RattleTrap Ruckus of Bellingham, Wash.
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Review: 'Boyhood' an intimate portrait of a child growing up

There is a telling scene deep inside "Boyhood" that gets at the essential core of the emotional appeal of Richard Linklater's startling new film.
BETSY SHARKEY
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Fall films worth looking forward to

At long last, what seemed like an endless summer is over - at the movies, anyway.
ROGER MOORE
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Alaska Contemporary Art Bank celebrates 11 new acquisitions

The Alaska State Council on the Arts recently hosted this year's Alaska Contemporary Art Bank Reception, recognizing 11 recently purchased artworks to be added to the Alaska Contemporary Art Bank.
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Author took time to decide ending of 'If I Stay'

Mia, the main character in Gayle Forman's book "If I Stay," has to make a major decision between fighting for life or giving up after an accident leaves her in a coma.
RICK BENTLEY
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Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List

HARDCOVER FICTION 1. Colorless Tsukuru Tazaki and His Years of Pilgrimage, by Haruki Murakami 2. All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr 3. The Goldfinch, by Donna Tartt 4. California, by Edan Lepucki 5. The Silkworm, by Robert...
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Reviews of new pop music releases

VARIOUS ARTISTS “Warby Parker Presents Song Reader — Twenty Songs by Beck”
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Arts calendar

EVENTS & MUSIC THURSDAY, Aug. 21 Storytime, 11 a.m., Douglas library. Details: 586-5267. Community Gaming Night, 5:30-7:30 p.m., Udder Culture...
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