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

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Jefferson’s Daughters’ tells complicated tale

Which one is your favorite? That’s a question heavy with danger, as any parent knows. You might be asked, but you can’t choose one child… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘Three Billboards’ interesting but inauthentic

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” 1 hour, 55 minutes I have to say at the outset of this review that, while (spoiler alert) I did… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Performances carry ‘Hostiles’

“Hostiles” Entertainment Studios Motion Pictures 2 hours, 14 minutes At the beginning of this week’s grim and gritty western, “Hostiles,” Christian Bale’s Captain Joe Blocker… Continue reading

Reeling It In: ‘Geostorm’ a disaster of a disaster flick

“Geostorm” Warner Bros. 1 hour, 49 minutes This week I didn’t make it out to the theater, not that there was a lot of choice… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Real Magic’ is more than a memoir

Wow. Just … wow. Did you see that? Wasn’t it awesome? It was a once-in-a-lifetime sight and you almost missed it; now, you’ll never forget… Continue reading

District students start ‘Singin’ in the Rain’

You know, someone once told Don Lockwood “If you’ve seen one, you’ve seen ‘em all,” but it wasn’t true in 1952’s ‘Singin’ in the Rain,’… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘Well done, Paddington!’

“Paddington 2” Warner Bros. 1 hour, 44 minutes Paddington, the ursine protagonist of a series of children’s books, never seemed like the ideal subject for… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Ever wonder why? This book will tell you

How come? It’s a common question, rather informal, with roots that go back centuries: how did something come to be? In other words… why? Why… Continue reading

Kasilof musher details adventures in new book

Bill Laughing-Bear stepped into a general store in Fairbanks on Sept. 9, 2002, the first big step in fulfilling his dream of living in the… Continue reading

Reeling it in: The good and the bad of 2017

2017 was an odd year for all of us. Outside, the world seems more divided than it ever has, though I can’t say I’ve felt… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions • On display in January at the Kenai Fine Art Center is Art Teachers of the Kenai Peninsula Borough School District. The… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Before I Let Go’ one to let go

Home is where your heart is. You’ve probably heard that before but is it true? Home is where you put your stuff. It’s where you… Continue reading

‘Root’ shows expand meaning of community, connection

The Pratt Museum’s Root shows invite lots of interpretations. Tree roots abound in both paper artist Lynn Marie Naden’s solo Root show, upstairs at the… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: ‘Grass Roots’ lays out history of marijuana

Is the grass greener on the other side of the fence? It doesn’t seem to be. Your side looks just fine, healthy, and filled with… Continue reading

Reeling it in: ‘Ferdinand’: The book was better

“Ferdinand” Twentieth Century Fox 1 hour, 48 minutes It’s always a little dangerous to indulge in a large scale adaptation of something you loved as… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions • For the month of January, Jay Goltz’s Solo Water Color Show will be on display at the Soldotna Senior Center. •… Continue reading

The Bookworm Sez: Heart-pounding thrills in ‘American Radical’

Let’s pretend. Let’s be cowboys, in search of our lost herd. Or you be a dinosaur and I’ll be an alligator. Let’s pretend we’re cooking… Continue reading

Reeling it in: Lining up for ‘The Last Jedi’

“Star Wars: The Last Jedi” Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures 2 hours, 32 minutes I don’t know if you heard, but there is a new… Continue reading

What’s Happening

Events and Exhibitions • KDLL Adventure Talks presents Backyard Backcountry. Join legendary Soldotna skiers Tony Doyle and Trent Sexton for a photo presentation of the… Continue reading

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