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Tight housing in Juneau

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Housing in Juneau is notoriously expensive, whether renting or buying a single-family home, but paying Juneau's high prices might be worth it when you consider the alternative — dressing as a...

Avian rescue at the Empire

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On sunny days in the Empire newsroom we often open the doors to let in a cool breeze — but this afternoon we got a little more than fresh air — we got a live bird.

We often have crows...

A mod revue

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Mod Carousel founder The Luminous Pariah, aka Seneca Harper, has returned to Juneau once again with his troupe of "boylesque" performers to entertain and...

#YesAllWomen should be on all of our minds

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#YesAllWomen is a hashtag that started trending following the Isla Vista shooting, but it's not just about the shooting, or shootings in general, or those women — it's about the experiences of all...

Red carpet romp: The GLAAD Awards from an Alaskan perspective

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A lot has happened in the last few months, from that fateful email congratulating me on being a nominee for a GLAAD Media Award — What? How? OMG! — to returning to Juneau Monday evening...

So nice, I watched it twice!

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When I realized that I Love You, You're Perfect, Now Change had two casts, I was torn — which cast do I see? 

Road to the red carpet

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I had woken up from a nightmare, earlier than normal for me, when I received an email that I was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award. Instead of going back to sleep, I obsessively read everything...

There's something to make you smile, and it's right in front of you

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I was at the Alaska Robotics Gallery on a weekend when George Kuhar, with wife and fellow musician Bridget Kuhar, asked if I wanted to be in a music video. I shrugged and said sure. 

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The most human(e) mouse trap

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Scratch, scratch, scratch. Squeak. Rustle, rustle. 

Those are the sounds made by my unwelcome newest housemate.

Beau, the dog, was certain of his presence before I would admit...

'Keeping up with the Joneses' and the rules of pluralization

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Now and then a well-meaning grammarian or stylist will contact me with a critique; sometimes I'm wrong, sometimes I'm right, and sometimes it's just a matter of potato and po-tah-to. 

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