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

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions n The exhibit the Biennial Juried Show is on display at the Kenai Fine Art Center throughout the month of March. On… Continue reading

Spring Break double feature

I am writing this at the beginning of Spring Break - that time of year that everyone who isn’t either a teacher or student says… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Lots to think about in ‘Annihilation’

“Annihilation” Paramount Pictures 1 hour, 55 minutes Big idea, trippy science fiction films have always been right up my alley, whether they be the one-two… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘An American Marriage’ one of Oprah’s picks

He did it on one knee. One knee, with a nervous grin on his face and a velvet box in his shaking hands, asking you… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Don’t wait for ‘How to Stop Time’

The big hand is on the “12.” And the little hand is, well, you’ve known how to tell time since you were small. It’s something… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘The Shape of Water’ strange and beautiful

“The Shape of Water” Fox Searchlight Pictures 2 hours, 3 minutes This week marks the second of the major Oscar nominees I’ve seen in as… Continue reading

Byrd on display at Soldotna Library

It’s easy to think of something you wish you had more time for, but it’s February and the New Year’s resolution to ‘read more’ or… Continue reading