Bookworm Sez: Hockey knowledge not needed for ‘Beartown’

Your favorite team cannot be beat. As soon as they hit the court, field, or rink, they play their hearts out to win. And win.… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘The Circle’ spins too fast

This week’s big release had just about everything going for it. As far as grown-up thrillers go, how could you ask for more than Tom… Continue reading

Moose statues complete after 11 years

There are a lot of numbers behind the two large moose on Kenai Peninsula College’s Kenai River Campus. The bull moose are over 16 feet… Continue reading

Rick Brooks to bring unique style to Kenai

Rick Brooks is used to traveling with the music. His fingers travel up and down the fret board. He’s travelled throughout Alaska, the Lower 48… Continue reading

Club and concert series to be hosted at Cannery Lodge

By BEN BOETTGER Peninsula Clarion A building on south shore of the Kenai River mouth — which over the years has been a fish cannery,… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Gideon’ weaves a tangled web

It wasn’t where you put it down. The last time you saw it, it was over there where you laid it. You remember doing that;… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Still fast, still furious

“The Fate of the Furious” Universal Pictures 2 hours, 16 minutes Some franchises feel inevitable, like the James Bond films or “Star Trek,” constantly rebooting… Continue reading

Pioneer Potluck: Easter Dinner

On a farm in Northern Colorado 1937-1955 Easter dinner was always planned at least two weeks ahead of time on the farm where we grew… Continue reading

A kennel of characters: Dogs get their day with Kasilof musher, writer

One Kasilof family has turned their love of animals into a sled dog kennel where the stories of the dogs take center stage. Those stories… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Work with others? Read this

Your co-worker is an idiot. All day long, he’s blah-blah-blah, telling you how great he is, the coolest guy ever. If you’ve done something, he’s… Continue reading

Reeling it in: More than a machine in ‘Ghost in the Shell’

“Ghost in the Shell” Paramount Pictures 1 hour, 47 minutes I read an article recently where the author postulated that Scarlett Johansson is at her… Continue reading

Dancers take up social message with ‘Be Light, Be Love’

The dancers onstage at Forever Dance Alaska’s upcoming show hope to start a dialogue without saying much at all. The Soldotna-based dance studio’s Aurora Dance… Continue reading

‘Medical Marijuana’ one to read with caution

A great big handful. That’s how many pills you take each day. Two for symptom relief. One for pain now, one later. Some to stave… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Kong proves he’s still king

“Kong: Skull Island” Warner Bros. 1 hour, 58 minutes After more than a dozen different film versions, you’d think there wouldn’t be much new that… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: With ‘Should I Still Wish,’ author comes full circle

One foot in front of the other. That’s best for moving forward: one foot, then the next, baby steps or great big strides, slow and… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: Serenity is Gone

Serenity Is Gone By Bonnie Marie Playle, Soldotna Going to a meeting on a July Friday night, both of us happy, not a care in… Continue reading

Reeling It In: ‘Logan’ takes a hard, gritty edge

“Logan” Twentieth Century Fox 2 hours, 17 minutes There’s no question that this week’s “Logan” sets a new high standard for super-hero movies in general… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Oscar for ‘Manchester-by-the-Sea’ well deserved

“Manchester by the Sea” Roadside Attractions 2 hours, 17 minutes To absolutely no one’s surprise, Casey Affleck won Best Actor at last weekend’s Oscar ceremony,… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Dodge City’ explores the men behind the badge

It’s only a piece of metal. Star-shaped, circular, oval, or shield-like, it’s so small, it could fit in your hand or your pocket. It’s made… Continue reading