Art from salvage

The group of old buildings behind the decorative mushrooms and tall spruce alongside the Sterling Highway are all rescued and finding new life with art.… Continue reading

Even less than his best, Spielberg brings spark to ‘The Post’

The box office silence between “Infinity War” and the rest of the summer has been a little deafening. The only things on offer have been… Continue reading

‘All the Money’ doesn’t live up to hype

“All the Money in the World” TriStar Pictures 2 hours, 12 minutes During the last Awards Season, Ridley Scott’s “All the Money in the World”… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions n KDLL public radio presents Adventure Talks: Hart of the Mountains. Join Alaska mountaineer Dave Hart for a presentation about climbing Redoubt,… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Tough Mothers’: The title says it all

Your mom is tough as nails. The minute you were placed in her arms, she became your personal warrior, cheerleader, and banker. She remembers the… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: Mother

Mother By Bonnie Marie Playle, Soldotna Mother, that woman who has unending hope, for her children, like none other. The unseen soul; how I love… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions n Nikiski Middle-High School’s production of “Mary Poppins” takes the stage at 7 p.m. May 4 and 5. Tickets are $15. n… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘Infinity War’ is an epic film

“Avengers: Infinity War” Marvel Studios 2 hours, 29 minutes Every now and again a movie comes along, the story of whose mere existence is bigger… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: The Promise of Spring

The Promise of Spring By Norm Olson, Nikiski That morning, yes that morning when The sun in its golden-gray cast Rose differently this day than… Continue reading

Watercolors in bloom at Kenai Fine Arts Center

Watercolor flowers are blooming on the walls of the Peninsula Art Guild’s Kenai Fine Art Center — alongside landscapes, portraits (human and animal), and a… Continue reading

Nikiski’s ‘Mary Poppins’ premieres Friday

Some of the actors in Nikiski Middle-High School’s production of “Mary Poppins” have mastered their characters’ British accents. Some are still working on it. To… Continue reading

Poet’s Corner: Mushing the Fortymile

Mushing for the Fortymile By John A. Anderson, Kenai Above the hoarfrosted aspens a horned moon casts a yellow glow through the bare and lifeless… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘The Wild Inside’ will make you howl

Mom always said that you were a wild child. Feral, she said. Uncivilized. The kind of kid for whom a layer of dirt was a… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions • Travel vicariously to the Galapagos Islands with Sammy and Bud Crawford as they share their January “bucket list” trip, retracing the… Continue reading

Wild kitchen: “The Alaska from Scratch Cookbook” highlights locally sourced food

It’s a scenario that Alaskans know well. A recipe calls for a specific ingredient, maybe fresh chives, but the grocery store has little to offer… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions n The AFS Intercultural Exchange Program’s 38th annual fundraising dinner is Sunday at 6:00 p.m. at Our Lady of the Angels Catholic… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Down to the River’ a PI thriller

Something’s wrong. It may look just fine, but you know better. Call it intuition, call it plain-as-day, but there’s something off, something not-quite-right about a… Continue reading

Triumvirate revisits ‘Forrest Guppy’

All the actors in “Forrest Guppy” can turn accents on and off like kitchen faucets. During a rehearsal Tuesday, thick Alabama accents, bright “tourist” tones,… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Keeping up with ‘Jessica Jones’

“Marvel’s Jessica Jones,” Season 2 Netflix series This turned out to be another of those weeks I wasn’t able to make it out to the… Continue reading

Stir the pot with “Last Wild Men”

Sometimes, you need to stir the pot. Agitate things, take chances, try something different because change is good. The status quo can be boring and… Continue reading