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May 9, 2019

Imagine going to work every day knowing that there is a strong possibility that you will be assaulted—verbally, sexually or physically—and your only form of defense is a thin layer of polyester. Imagine further that despite sustaining harm, you are legally able to call the police for assistance only after you have “adequately” finished your w...

May 2, 2019

When you first meet Anchorage-based photographer Kerry Tasker its hard to reconcile his calm, collected demeanor with the vibrant, quirky images he creates. Never spotted without a hat and a flannel shirt, Tasker is a skilled photographic assassin who has a knack for capturing candid moments of jubilation. As it turns out, he’s also skilled a...

May 2, 2019

As Devlin explains it, the intensity of action in Python’s scenes exist on a very specific scale between one and ten. A character can never be semi-mad, they have to be completely outraged or the comedy of the interaction will be undercut. Similarly, the other characters in the scene must have a noticeably calm demeanor to balance the scales...

April 27, 2019

Despite surviving the painful process of UA’s academic euthanization, UAA’s Music Department is finding itself in all-too-familiar territory. This time, the department has opted out of trying to prove its worth to a hardened Board of Regents and is doing what they do best—making a statement with music.

April 25, 2019

This Thursday, two of Johnson’s all-stars, Robert Hockema and John Macy are poised to put on a show of academic prowess as they take on visiting students from the Stanford University debate team. Given the political climate, the debate’s topic—is America ready for socialism—should lead to some fiery arguments on both sides.

April 4, 2019

For SunDog, a studio album and a live performance are two different animals and that’s something they are cool with. Their focus is not conventional for today’s music scene but who knows, they may just be ahead of the curve when it comes to where music is headed. If you look at trends in the music industry, there has slowly been a return to t...

March 27, 2019

He admits that Mi Vida Local deals with feelings that may be harder for a young audience to identify with but he’s content making music for an aging audience. As far as he’s concerned, youthful frivolity is best left to the next generation of rappers.

March 23, 2019

“Back then in the 90s art and music were functionally separate things—like if you were making visual art or films you were doing one type of product and if you did music it was a different kind of art. Musicians made CDs and filmmakers made rolls of acetate. But now that everybody makes ones and zeros there's no functional difference betw...