Author Ernestine Hayes holds her latest book "The Tao of Raven: An Alaska Native Memoir." (Photo by Mary Catharine Martin/Capital City Weekly)

‘The Tao of Raven’: Book explores wisdom of traditional stories

Ernestine Hayes used to tell people she didn’t understand the story of Raven and the box of daylight until she had grandchildren.But when one of… Continue reading

Author Ernestine Hayes holds her latest book "The Tao of Raven: An Alaska Native Memoir." (Photo by Mary Catharine Martin/Capital City Weekly)
Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion A dancer from Peninsula Artists in Motion, a central Kenai Peninsula dance group, rehearses Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. The group will perform Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at the high school at 7 p.m. to mark its 15th anniversary.

Peninsula Artists in Motion return to stage

This weekend’s performance by the dance troupe Peninsula Artists in Motion mark both the group’s 15th year of existence and a return to the large… Continue reading

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion A dancer from Peninsula Artists in Motion, a central Kenai Peninsula dance group, rehearses Wednesday, Nov. 2, 2016 at Kenai Central High School in Kenai, Alaska. The group will perform Friday, Nov. 4, 2016 at the high school at 7 p.m. to mark its 15th anniversary.

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ The Peninsula Artists in Motion 15th anniversary dance concert is at 7 p.m. Friday and Saturday in the Renee C. Henderson Auditorium… Continue reading

In this image released by Sony Pictures, Tom Hanks, left, and Felicity Jones appear in a scene from, "Inferno." (Jonathan Prime/Sony Pictures via AP)

Reeling It In: ‘Inferno’ never really heats up

“Inferno”Columbia Pictures2 hours, 1 minuteLast week on the radio show that I co-host we talked about adaptations and how tricky a prospect that can be.… Continue reading

In this image released by Sony Pictures, Tom Hanks, left, and Felicity Jones appear in a scene from, "Inferno." (Jonathan Prime/Sony Pictures via AP)
The Bookworm Sez: The syory of a pioneer on two wheels

The Bookworm Sez: The syory of a pioneer on two wheels

It’s a great big world out there.So many things to see, so many places to visit. You can find pictures of those spots, but photos… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: The syory of a pioneer on two wheels

Poet’s Corner: Tenderness from the Top

Tenderness from the TopBy Brent Johnson, Clam GulchInto the lipsof the Apocalypsefalls Devious Don.Yet not a tearwill there appearthe moment he is gone.Nefarious Newtis kind… Continue reading

Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Alaska Rep. Don Young (Joe Rizzo) responds to comments from other candidates in a forum during a dress rehearsal for Triumvirate Theatre's "Lame Ducks and Dark Horses" political satire play Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 near Kenai, Alaska.

Triumvirate Theatre’s ‘Lame Ducks and Dark Horses’ pokes political fun

Though there’s plenty of fodder for a few jokes in the Alaska political scene this time around, the presidential drama was too good to leave… Continue reading

Photo by Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Alaska Rep. Don Young (Joe Rizzo) responds to comments from other candidates in a forum during a dress rehearsal for Triumvirate Theatre's "Lame Ducks and Dark Horses" political satire play Monday, Oct. 24, 2016 near Kenai, Alaska.
The Bookworm Sez: 'Ugly' tells a beautiful story

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Ugly’ tells a beautiful story

You already have a name. Your parents gave it to you when you were born. It might’ve meant something special to them, it might’ve been… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: 'Ugly' tells a beautiful story

Reeling it in: Odd twists in ‘Valley of Violence’

“In a Valley of Violence” Focus World 1 hour, 44 minutes   October is just not turning out to be my month for making it… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: A Friend of Sixty Years

A Friend of Sixty YearsBy Gloria LesherI have a friend of 60 years,who often helps me with my tears.I have a friend of 60 years,and… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions ■ “Outside the Palace, ” a collection of works by Celia Anderson, is on display until Oct. 28 at Kenai Fine Art… Continue reading

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Ben Affleck appears in a scene from "The Accountant." (Chuck Zlotnick/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Not bad, but ‘The Accountant’ just doesn’t add up

“The Accountant” Warner Bros. 2 hours, 8 minutes   The condition of autism has gone through a lot of ups and downs in this country… Continue reading

In this image released by Warner Bros. Pictures, Ben Affleck appears in a scene from "The Accountant." (Chuck Zlotnick/Warner Bros. Pictures via AP)

Poet’s Corner: Cold anf Flu Season

Cold and Flu SeasonBy Hedy Huss, SoldotnaIt’s the cold and flu season.The calendar says your body goes treason.When you get sick, it can be dicey.A… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: The stories behind the bumps in the night

The Bookworm Sez: The stories behind the bumps in the night

Everything seems a little eerier lately, doesn’t it?Maybe that’s because the days are shorter and nights throw shadows. The wind blows a little differently. Newly-bare… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: The stories behind the bumps in the night

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ The Kenai Performers and the Kenai Senior Connection present a murder mystery dinner theater, “The Show Can’t Go On — But it… Continue reading

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Terri Zopf-Shoessler, in the role of playwright Olivia Davis-Bascombe, expounds her idea for a murder mystery to skeptical cast members (left to right) Daniel Rozak, Terri Burdick, Ian McEwen, and Jamie Nelson during a dress rehearsal of Mike Druce's dinner theater production "The Show Can't Go On (But it must)" on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Kenai Senior Center.

Kenai Performers’ murder mystery takes a new twist

Hilarity, murder and gentle mocking of the dinner theater genre itself will ensue in the Kenai Performers’ next murder mystery production this weekend.For $40, theater… Continue reading

Ben Boettger/Peninsula Clarion Terri Zopf-Shoessler, in the role of playwright Olivia Davis-Bascombe, expounds her idea for a murder mystery to skeptical cast members (left to right) Daniel Rozak, Terri Burdick, Ian McEwen, and Jamie Nelson during a dress rehearsal of Mike Druce's dinner theater production "The Show Can't Go On (But it must)" on Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Kenai Senior Center.

Poet’s Corner: The Darkness Fades

The Darkness FadesBy Randy Wolfe, KenaiAs I sit here in the dark, awaiting I don’t know who.Someone I have known my whole life but had… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Crime film doesn’t live up to expectations

“Triple 9”Open Road Films1 hour, 55 minutesYou know what I get tired of hearing? How busy everyone is. “I’m so busy!” “I’ve just got too… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: 'Without Mercy' will get your heart pounding

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Without Mercy’ will get your heart pounding

You ran into someone from your past the other day.He didn’t recognize you, but you remembered him: same hair, same walk, same irksome laugh and… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: 'Without Mercy' will get your heart pounding

What’s Happening

Best Bets ■ The annual Evening of Classics fundraiser for the Kenai Peninsula Orchestra will be held at Soldotna Christ Lutheran Church on Oct. 7,… Continue reading