The Bookworm Sez: ‘Confessions of a Funeral Director’ a deep read

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Confessions of a Funeral Director’ a deep read

It was not the way things were supposed to be. As a teenager, you’d mapped out your life with a timetable. You’d travel there, visit… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Confessions of a Funeral Director’ a deep read
“The Lego Ninjago Movie” (Warner Bros.)

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

“The Lego Ninjago Movie” (Warner Bros.)
This image released by Lionsgate shows Kumail Nanjiani, left, and Zoe Kazan in a scene from “The Big Sick.” (Lionsgate via AP)

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

This image released by Lionsgate shows Kumail Nanjiani, left, and Zoe Kazan in a scene from “The Big Sick.” (Lionsgate via AP)
The Bookworm Sez: ‘Last Chicago Boss’ rides through whirlwind of crime

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

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

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 Theatre owner Jamie Sutton, wearing special glasses, introduces Werner Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” the first digital 3-D film shown at the 55-year-old theater for the 2011 Homer Documentary Film Festival. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)

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

Homer Theatre owner Jamie Sutton, wearing special glasses, introduces Werner Herzog’s “Cave of Forgotten Dreams,” the first digital 3-D film shown at the 55-year-old theater for the 2011 Homer Documentary Film Festival. (Photo by Michael Armstrong, Homer News)
This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bill Skarsgard in a scene from “It.” (Brooke Palmer/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

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

This image released by Warner Bros. Pictures shows Bill Skarsgard in a scene from “It.” (Brooke Palmer/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

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?

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

The Bookworm Sez: Remember how to space out?
Trio triumphs at Triumvirate

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

Trio triumphs at Triumvirate
A selection of Wade Gease’s designs and semi-precious stones will be on display and available for purchase at Artswork Gallery in Kenai on Sept. 1 and 2. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

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

A selection of Wade Gease’s designs and semi-precious stones will be on display and available for purchase at Artswork Gallery in Kenai on Sept. 1 and 2. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

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

Jeremy Renner, left, and Gil Birmingham in a scene from “Wind River.” (Fred Hayes/The Weinstein Company via AP)

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

Jeremy Renner, left, and Gil Birmingham in a scene from “Wind River.” (Fred Hayes/The Weinstein Company via AP)

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

Community members gather in Soldotna Creek Park on Wednesday, August 16 in memorium of Heather Heyer, the woman killed during protests in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month. Organizers of the memorial walk have decided to continue the event for the next two weeks. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

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

Community members gather in Soldotna Creek Park on Wednesday, August 16 in memorium of Heather Heyer, the woman killed during protests in Charlottesville, Virginia earlier this month. Organizers of the memorial walk have decided to continue the event for the next two weeks. (Photo by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

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

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

Four hands of fury
A wildlife scene, carved by Eric Berson, is found at The Dreamer’s Wood in Sterling. (Photos by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)

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

A wildlife scene, carved by Eric Berson, is found at The Dreamer’s Wood in Sterling. (Photos by Kat Sorensen/Peninsula Clarion)
Classical pianist Miki Sawada poses with a piano in an undated portrait. Sawada will be traveling with a piano to perform free shows at several Kenai Peninsula venues during the coming week.

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

Classical pianist Miki Sawada poses with a piano in an undated portrait. Sawada will be traveling with a piano to perform free shows at several Kenai Peninsula venues during the coming week.