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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...

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.

March 19, 2019

Stories about a sharp-fanged, body-snatching alien who bites his victim’s heads off isn’t exactly a conventional bedtime story for a young child. But then again, Lucas Elliott wasn’t an average kid.

February 8, 2019

The Rasmuson Foundation’s Sabbatical Program provides tribal executives and nonprofit executive directors with time away from the office for rest and personal renewal. For awardees the 3 – 6 months is a chance to see the world, visit family and maybe even spend some time on an exotic beach. But if your Alaska Junior Theater Executive Director...

January 31, 2019

In a second story office suite located in a building so plain even Siri has difficulty locating it, Jason Hodges sits on a worn leather couch. The office walls are covered in massive sticky notes adorned with numbers, phrases and colorful Venn diagrams, while the floor is inhabited by stray papers and empty boxes. Across the room, Becky Kenda...

January 3, 2019

I definitely like a lot of jazz chords, but I think my main influences are Justin Vernon, Ben Howard and Tallest Man on Earth. It’s kind of a lot of white dudes with guitars which I feel kind of bad about but then again, I am a white dude with a guitar [laughs].

November 22, 2018

“A few years ago, a few of us ladies walked into a porn store and decided to do something a little bit better for it. So, we tore it down, and we eventually built The Writer’s Block Bookstore and Café,” joked Writer’s Block co-owner Vered Mares during her acceptance speech for ACLT’s Neighborhood Business of the Year.

November 1, 2018

At an early age, Alexis Sallee discovered that if the world was dominated by images, she preferred to be enveloped in sound.