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Year of Reading Foreign: The slow burn

Randi Spray's Blog

I’m a fast reader. That’s not boasting. That’s a fact. I kept stats for 2014 and I average one book or 342 pages every three days. (Yes, stats. Like a sport. Competitive reading.)...

Rainy Day Reads: Say ‘no’ to vampire novels

Randi Spray's Blog

I admit the trend was fun — for about a week sometime in 2008 — and it did us all a favour by popularizing the supernatural genre (of which many fine examples that do not include...

HIGHER EDUCATION: The local option

James Brooks's Blog

Back when voters were considering Ballot Measure 2, one of the biggest arguments against the measure (and the one heard loudest in rural Alaska) was the fact that local communities couldn't opt...

HIGHER EDUCATION: State releases updated regulation schedule

James Brooks's Blog

On Wednesday, the state sent out an updated schedule explaining when it plans to finish work on different parts of the regulations that will govern the commercial marijuana industry in Alaska.

Rainy Day Reads: What the League can do for you

Randi Spray's Blog

“What league am I talking about?” you ask.

None other than “The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.”

The 2003 movie was a seminal event in my...

Welcome to HIGHER EDUCATION

James Brooks's Blog

Let's talk marijuana. Specifically, Alaska marijuana.

Higher Education is a new feature I'm rolling out to cover the progress of the legal marijuana industry in Alaska...

Cross-culination: Makin' food and makin' friends

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

Though Beau Schooler will head to Louisiana as a competitor, promoting Alaska foods with...

On David Bowie’s radio thing-find machine

Melissa Griffiths' Blog

Didn’t get my headline? Well, maybe I’m not as good at this game as the brilliant creative minds who re-wrote David Bowie’s “Space Oddity” using only the thousand most frequently used...

Rainy Day Reads: Words I do not know

Randi Spray's Blog

I like to think I have a pretty good grasp on the English language. I used to roll my eyes when the teachers told us to highlight words we didn’t know in our assigned readings and...

Rainy Day Reads: Let books take you place. No, really.

Randi Spray's Blog

Being as I am an incorrigible book...

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