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

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