Reeling it in: ‘Ninjago’ another hit for Lego machine

“The LEGO Ninjago Movie” Warner Bros. 1 hour, 41 minutes I was trying to describe, recently, the plot of the latest outing from the Lego… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Characters drive ‘The Big Sick’

“The Big Sick” Lionsgate 2 hours I’d like to say right up front that I don’t like the title for this week’s film, the beautiful,… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Last Chicago Boss’ rides through whirlwind of crime

If you could open the throttle some… Just a little more juice, more pedal, kick things up a notch, and the growl you hear would… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: America’s Last Altar Call

America’s Last Altar Call By Norm Olson, Nikiski Conceived in strife and born in war Twas this nation’s bloody start. God gave her life and… Continue reading

Homer Doc Fest returns with films both that seek to enlighten

This week, film buffs will escape reality for an hour or two during the weeklong 14th annual Homer Documentary Festival, but organizer Jamie Sutton has… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘It’ brings legitimate scares

“It” Warner Bros. 2 hours, 15 minutes I wonder if, when Francis Ford Coppola was casting his classic adaptation of “The Outsiders,” he realized he… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions • An exhibition of James Evenson’s works from Kenai Peninsula College’s permanent collection will be on display at KPC’s Gary L. Freeburg… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Remember how to space out?

Pay attention! Bet you heard that plenty when you were younger. Look up here, listen to me, watch this, eyes forward. Eventually, it sunk in:… Continue reading

Trio triumphs at Triumvirate

Guitarist Lisa Pimentel of LA rock trio No Small Children performs on Friday, September 1, 2017 at the Triumvirate Theatre in north Kenai, Alaska. Pimentel,… Continue reading

Artworks Gallery to host alpaca expert

Alpacas are an interesting animal. Native to the Andes in Peru, alpacas were never bred to be beasts of burden, like their doppelganger, the llama.… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: Another Year

Another Year by Norm Olson Get up now! You’ll be late! It’s ten-past-seven and nearly eight! You’ve got to brush! Make your bed! Wear that… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Authentic feel to ‘Wind River’

“Wind River” The Weinstein Company 1 hour, 47 minutes Jeremy Renner has never been an actor that elicits a huge emotional response. I like him,… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions • An exhibition of James Evenson’s works from Kenai Peninsula College’s permanent collection will be on display at KPC’s Gary L. Freeburg… Continue reading

A walk in the park

When Michele Valesquez was growing up in South Carolina during the Civil Rights era, she saw hatred, racism and bigotry all around her. “Those things… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions • An exhibition of James Evenson’s works from Kenai Peninsula College’s permanent collection will be on display at KPC’s Gary L. Freeburg… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: Inheritances

Inheritances By Hedy-Jo Huss, Soldotna A will legally transfers property of the deceased’s to survivors. The basis of giving a mystery to rivals. Contested wills… Continue reading

Four hands of fury

During a stop on her Listen Hear Alaska tour, classical pianist Miki Sawada (left) played a four-hand piece -- "Slavonic Dances" by Antonin Dvorak --… Continue reading

Chainsaw artist carves out niche

As the sun sets on the Kenai Peninsula’s busy tourist season, Eric Berson is closing up shop for the winter. You won’t be able to… Continue reading

Pianist invites you to gather, hear

Editor's note: This story has been changed to correct the length of Sawada's Alaska tour. Anyone who wants to hear classical piano music played live… Continue reading

Reeling it in: For a change of pace, visit ‘Moon’

“Moon” Sony Pictures 1 hour, 37 minutes Last week after the debacle that was “The Dark Tower,” I thought, “Surely we’ll get something worth watching… Continue reading