Benjamin Brown

My Turn: Horror and amazement in the arts

The month of June has seen some amazing arts-related happenings in Alaska's capital city, some delightful and some horrifying, but all worth noting as we move forward into summer. Read more

Sharing arts stories with NEA chair

The National Endowment for the Arts is a federal agency poised to celebrate its 50th anniversary next month, and Alaska is fortunate to have had a very special visitor on the eve of that celebration. Read more

My Turn: Muñoz-Gruening Artist-in-Residence Program shines light on local artists

Ernest Gruening State Historical Park is a small jewel in the Alaska Parks System portfolio of properties. Located 26 miles north of downtown Juneau, it features a cabin built on 13 acres of land homesteaded by the late Territorial Governor and U.S. Sen. Read more

My Turn: The nuts and bolts of the Affordable Care Act are loose

This past Thursday the United States Supreme Court released its decision in the second of two cases questioning the legality and validity of the 2010 Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA), widely referred to as Obamacare. King v. Read more

My Turn: Preserve the Permanent Fund amid cuts

The gigantic shortfall facing the state of Alaska is making crafting budgets for the coming fiscal year an incredibly difficult task, one certain to remain challenging for at least several more years. Read more

My Turn: Thanks, CHAMPs, for promoting the arts

If you were downtown at all this past week, you may have come upon Alaskans wearing with little white buttons saying "CHAMP". These people were not all claiming to be victors in some unnamed fight, nor was it a case of mass narcissism. Read more

My Turn: 29th Alaska Legislature has new faces in new positions after election

Alaska's 2014 General Election appears likely to go down in the history books as one of the more interesting in the history of the Last Frontier. Read more

Fill fall's long cold nights with arts

As clouds and rain showers begin appearing at regular intervals, Juneau remembers many lovely hot and sunny days enjoyed over the summer. Read more

Blue Stars

The modern world is a troubled place, and in the safety and seclusion of Alaska's Capital City it can be quite easy to forget how relatively comfortable and secure our lives are in this little corner of the Last Frontier. Read more

JAHC - 40 years of success, and growing

Forty years ago a very exciting thing happened in Alaska’s capital city when some forward-thinking people saw fit to found the Juneau Arts &... Read more

Rasmuson Foundation is a powerful force for good

This year's holiday season in the Capital City has been cold and wintry in Southeast Alaska; Alaskans farther north have endured more brutal conditions. Read more

Making 1% cash count: More arts space

The City & Borough of Juneau Assembly is in the process of considering which among many alluring capital projects might be paid for through the dedication of the 1 percent temporary sales tax revenues. Read more

Reaching youth through fine arts camp

Alaska's capital city is known for artistic acumen, the population replete with talented individual artists and the wider community served by an array of thriving arts organizations. Read more

Choose respect, join the march

Every week stories are reported in the news across Alaska showing that our state's problem with domestic violence and sexual assault continues to demand our attention. Read more

Visitors are good for Juneau, and the Southeast in general

Alaskans saw an end this year to the slide in the numbers of visitors traveling to the Last Frontier. Read more

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