Poet’s Corner: Time to Head for the Homestead

Time to Head for the HomesteadBy Brent Johnson, Clam GulchIf the noise is crazy loudmixing with the maddening crowd,then try a tasteof a quiet place—for… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Best Bet ■ Rarefied Light, a statewide juried photo exhibit, is on display in Jan. 14-Feb. 26 at the Kenai Fine Arts Center, 816 Cook… Continue reading

This photo provided by Disney shows Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in a scene from Marvel's "Ant-Man." The film releases in the U.S. on Friday, July 17, 2015. (Zade Rosenthal/Disney/Marvel via AP)

Reeling it in: Best and worst of 2015

The buzz in the world of Hollywood journalism (if there is such a thing) is that this was a particularly good year for movies. I… Continue reading

This photo provided by Disney shows Paul Rudd as Scott Lang/Ant-Man in a scene from Marvel's "Ant-Man." The film releases in the U.S. on Friday, July 17, 2015. (Zade Rosenthal/Disney/Marvel via AP)
Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Summer Parker (front) and Skye Lew (back) admire one of the tunics woven in the Ravenstail style, a type of weaving indigenous to the Pacific coast of Canada and Alaska. A display of multiple pieces woven by Juneau artist Kay Field Parker will be on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center for the winter and spring.

Weaving display features return of restoration lost art

At first glance, the Ravenstail robes don’t look like a piece of lost history. Had it not been for a group of enterprising weavers in… Continue reading

Photo by Elizabeth Earl/Peninsula Clarion Summer Parker (front) and Skye Lew (back) admire one of the tunics woven in the Ravenstail style, a type of weaving indigenous to the Pacific coast of Canada and Alaska. A display of multiple pieces woven by Juneau artist Kay Field Parker will be on display at the Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center for the winter and spring.

Poet’s Corner: The Measure of a Man

The Measure of a ManUnless you really knew BruceYou would not understandSo many things to considerIn the measure of this manHe loved his children and… Continue reading

This is where it ends

This is where it ends

In every class, there are always a few kids you try to avoid.The know-it-all kid, for instance: who has time for that? Or the kid… Continue reading

This is where it ends

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions ■ Kaladis on Kobuk Street in Soldotna will host a show today from 4-6 p.m. with artist of the month Laurie Johnson.… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: This Could Be the Year

This Could Be the YearBy Bill Lowe, SterlingThis could be the year; what’s in store for you?Do you have an agenda you would love to do,or are… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘Daddy’s Home’ isn’t bad, but could be better

“Daddy’s Home”Paramount Pictures1 hour, 36 minutesNormally this week I would publish my year-end review. After all, that’s what every other critic, blogger, fanboy, and part-time… Continue reading

FILE - In this April 19, 1983, file photo, Joan Benoit receives her laurel wreath and reacts to cheering crowds after winning the Boston Marathon in record time for the women's division, in Boston. Massachusetts Lt. Gov. John Kerry, left in red tie, stands behind her. Benoit also won the women's division of the race in 1979. The first feature-length documentary film highlighting historical moments of the nation's oldest marathon is in the works, tentatively set to premiere in April 2017 in conjunction with the 121st running of the race.  (AP Photo/File)

Ready, set, roll: Boston Marathon gets its 1st documentary

BOSTON — America’s marquee marathon is ready for its close-up.“Boston,” the first feature-length documentary film about the Boston Marathon, is in the works. Its creators… Continue reading

FILE - In this April 19, 1983, file photo, Joan Benoit receives her laurel wreath and reacts to cheering crowds after winning the Boston Marathon in record time for the women's division, in Boston. Massachusetts Lt. Gov. John Kerry, left in red tie, stands behind her. Benoit also won the women's division of the race in 1979. The first feature-length documentary film highlighting historical moments of the nation's oldest marathon is in the works, tentatively set to premiere in April 2017 in conjunction with the 121st running of the race.  (AP Photo/File)
The Bookworm Sez: A spirited history of America

The Bookworm Sez: A spirited history of America

At least once in recent memory, the spirit moved you. It moved you to babble more than normal, glad-hand a little too much, and generally… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: A spirited history of America

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions ■ The Lucretia Carter Memorial “Small Fry Original” display will be at the Soldotna Public Library from January to February of 2016.… Continue reading

One of Gundega Snepste's puzuri sculptures made of grass reeds decorates the Homer Council on the Arts.

Ancient Latvian art with a Homer twist

Hanging from the ceiling of the Homer Council on the Arts, a 4-foot wide, multifaceted sculpture looks like a temple from a cosmic fantasy. Based… Continue reading

One of Gundega Snepste's puzuri sculptures made of grass reeds decorates the Homer Council on the Arts.
This photo provided by Open Road Films shows, Michael Keaton, from left,  Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery and Brian d'Arcy James in a scene from the film, "Spotlight." The film was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best motion picture drama on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. The 73rd Annual Golden Globes will be held on Jan. 10, 2016. (Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films via AP)

Reeling it in: Holiday releases bring awards season buzz

The holiday season brings more than jolly old elves and visions of dancing sugar plums. It’s also the time when Hollywood delivers the flood of… Continue reading

This photo provided by Open Road Films shows, Michael Keaton, from left,  Liev Schreiber, Mark Ruffalo, Rachel McAdams, John Slattery and Brian d'Arcy James in a scene from the film, "Spotlight." The film was nominated for a Golden Globe award for best motion picture drama on Thursday, Dec. 10, 2015. The 73rd Annual Golden Globes will be held on Jan. 10, 2016. (Kerry Hayes/Open Road Films via AP)

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions ■ The Lucretia Carter Memorial “Small Fry Original” display will be at the Soldotna Public Library from January to February of 2016.… Continue reading

I forgive you; 3 small, strong words

“I forgive you.”Are there any three more powerful words? Can “I love you” – also used for countertops, couches, or coats – bestow such mercy?… Continue reading

‘Star Wars: The Force Awakens’

“Star Wars: The Force Awakens”Lucasfilm2 hours, 16 minutesA new “Star Wars” movie opened this weekend. As a film critic, I’m understandably wary of hyperbole, especially… Continue reading

Presence of Christmas

The Presence of ChristmasDave ThompsonGiving to others just what they might needForgiving our brethren for unanswered deedCaring and sharing , the joy of it allThe… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibits ■ The Homer-based Whirling Rainbow Foundation and Grandmother Drum International Peace Project will have a fundraising CD release concert at the Sterling… Continue reading

A day in the life of Alaska fishery photographer Chris Miller

Fishermen pick fish. Pollock gasp for air. A lobster trap rises to the light-filled sea surface like a treasure chest long-hidden. Juneau photographer Chris Miller’s… Continue reading