Arts and Culture

Spruce tips bring a touch of spring in winter

In Alaska many of us spend all spring and summer harvesting foods so we can enjoy good food and nutrition all winter. We enjoy salmon,… Continue reading

Juneau-raised gayageum player, local musicians to debut new piece

Jocelyn Clark grew up in Juneau and now teaches Eastern studies at Pai Chai University in South Korea, where she has made a name for… Continue reading

Juneau poet delves into grief, goodbye over the loss of close friend

When Juneau spoken word artist Christy NaMee Eriksen’s friend since childhood, Amy SoHee Henderson-Llanto, passed away Nov. 6, 2017 after a five-month battle with a… Continue reading

Improv group starts ‘First Saturday’ shows

Starting at the beginning of October, members of local improv group Morally Improv-erished Inc. have found a new way to share their talent with the… Continue reading

Behind the curtains: Set design with Akiko Nishijima Rotch

Akiko Nishijima Rotch’s journey to become a set designer began with a musician bursting through a screen. At the time, she was a 17-year-old high… Continue reading

Blame it on the sun

When my sister Megan, who lives in Miami, escaped Hurricane Irma by flying up to visit us here in Alaska, she may have jumped out… Continue reading

Sitka Tribe, Mount Edgecumbe school on hunt for microplastics

Each year, Alaska Native peoples head out to catch fish and hunt seals as they have for thousands of years. But if current worldwide trends… Continue reading

January First Friday listings

“Seeing Faces” Juneau-Douglas City Museum 114 W. 4th St. 4:30-7 p.m. The Juneau Douglas City Museum will host a solo artist reception for Tsimshian carver… Continue reading

The Awesome Alaska Book Review: ‘Hidden Harbor’ by Kathrene Pinkerton

All we had for transportation, when we first lived way out in the bush when I was a kid, was a thirteen-foot Boston Whaler powered… Continue reading

Planet Alaska: Sharing Our Stories

Planet Alaska began as a desire to share and celebrate the diversity of Alaska from Ketchikan to Utqiagvik. Planet Alaska is two writers/artists, a mother/daughter… Continue reading

The barefoot boys and the Memento

When we moved to the remote, abandoned cannery where I grew up, I was nine years old and had some vestigial memories of civilization. My… Continue reading

Engagement rings, news, and deadbeat dads: Sitka Red Cross did it all

During World War II, the Sitka Chapter of the American Red Cross (ARC) worked to support the military personnel stationed at the Sitka Naval Operating… Continue reading

A Q&A with prolific Juneau artist Devita Stipek Writer

Juneau artist Devita Stipek Writer has been painting with oils and acrylics for more than 40 years. Her abstract paintings feature Southeast landscapes, frequently of… Continue reading

SHI seeks goat horns to help revive traditional art

Sealaska Heritage Institute is reaching out to hunters to help revitalize the endangered art of Tlingit mountain goat horn spoon carving. Davina Cole is the… Continue reading

A short history of alcohol and bars in Alaska

Editor’s note: This week’s Southeast in Sepia is courtesy of guest author and historian Doug Vandegraft, author of “A Guide to the Notorious Bars of… Continue reading

Juneau local Dan Kirkwood releases album with his NYC band, Obiwan Coyote

Dan Kirkwood of Juneau in late November released a new record with his New York City band Obiwan Coyote. It’s an album heavily influenced by… Continue reading

Christmas cheer from Yakutat to Juneau

A cheery Christmas tree decorated by the hands of Alaskans young and old graces the Governor’s mansion this year as the inaugural “Good Neighbor Tree.”… Continue reading

Walter Harper, who died at 25 in the Princess Sophia, brought to life in new biography

Walter Harper, who is buried beside his bride Frances Wells in Juneau’s Evergreen Cemetery, lived a brief and wondrous life. He was born in 1893… Continue reading

Tap dancing in Xtratufs: A Nutcracker to Alaskans, with love

SITKA — If Alaska is one big small town, then this year’s Sitka Nutcracker is a love letter to the community that inspired it. Crabs… Continue reading

Southern Comfort: ‘Steel Magnolias’ at Perseverance Theatre

Three thousand air miles and three decades separate modern-day Juneau and mid-1980s rural Louisiana. Perseverance Theatre bridges this seemingly impossible gap with its latest offering,… Continue reading