Arts and Culture

Recent and upcoming Alaska books

Recent and upcoming Alaska books

In honor of Alaska Book Week, observed Oct. 3-10, here’s a partial list of Alaska-related books published in the past few months, or due to… Continue reading

Recent and upcoming Alaska books
Alaska author Seth Kantner reads to an audience at Hearthside Books in Nugget Mall. Kanter, the author of the acclaimed novel "Ordinary Wolves," "Shopping for Porcupine" and the kids' book "Pup and Pokey," just released a collection of essays: "Swallowed by the Great Land: And Other Dispatches from the Alaska's Frontier."

An interview with Seth Kantner

The written word doesn’t come easily to acclaimed Alaska writer Seth Kantner. For one, he’s dyslexic, something he recently spoke about in Haines.“I do have… Continue reading

Alaska author Seth Kantner reads to an audience at Hearthside Books in Nugget Mall. Kanter, the author of the acclaimed novel "Ordinary Wolves," "Shopping for Porcupine" and the kids' book "Pup and Pokey," just released a collection of essays: "Swallowed by the Great Land: And Other Dispatches from the Alaska's Frontier."
Juneau writer Ernestine Hayes, author of "Blonde Indian," reads from her forthcoming memoir, whose working title is "The Dao of Raven: An Alaska Native Memoir."

‘Shaped by the North: the influence of place on art

Non-Alaskans that watch reality television may have what they think is a clear idea of Alaska: scary bears, stormy seas, feuding hotel owners. Odds are,… Continue reading

Juneau writer Ernestine Hayes, author of "Blonde Indian," reads from her forthcoming memoir, whose working title is "The Dao of Raven: An Alaska Native Memoir."
Green gets Alaska right in "Wildlike"

Green gets Alaska right in “Wildlike”

Full disclosure: I’m in the credits of “Wildlike.” I interviewed the producer when they were filming in Juneau in 2013 and wrote a preview of… Continue reading

Green gets Alaska right in "Wildlike"

On Writing: JPD against the Borg

Jean-Luc Picard should beam down here to Juneau to get the best advice on how to fight the Borg.After my last column’s diatribe against bureaucratese… Continue reading

Five Good Reads: Michelle Hale

Five Good Reads: Michelle Hale

This week’s list of Five Good Reads was submitted by Juneau resident Michelle Hale.My books are regional, of a place. “This House of Sky: Landscapes… Continue reading

Five Good Reads: Michelle Hale
Old truck: still life with tail light and lichens.

Art in Unusual Places

The CCW welcomes reader-submitted images of art in unusual or unexpected places. Photographers of all levels of ability are invited to send in images of… Continue reading

Old truck: still life with tail light and lichens.

Hoonah’s new brewery focuses on locals

This is the second week I get to write about a new brewery. Last week, I was happy to cover the Sept. 25 opening of… Continue reading

October First Friday Art Walk

October First Friday Art Walk

The October First Friday Art Walk marks the end of tourist season with locals appreciation events at several businesses, and highlights new work by locals… Continue reading

October First Friday Art Walk

Alaska Arts Confluence to host First Friday with Portrait of Lani Hotch

Haines — The Alaska Arts Confluence will host First Friday at their Art on Main Street Storefront in the Gateway Building in Haines on Oct.… Continue reading

Writers Weir: Climate Haiku

Alaskan glaciersMelt villagers forced to leaveAfter thousands of Years the last vestigeOf polar ice floes southwardToward all of us. • Paul Wasserman is a former resident of… Continue reading

Writers Weir: Kicking up snow

Writers Weir: Kicking up snow

kicking up snowand breaking iceboth ears filledwith the sound of songbirds,thick in the trees up mountain.the ravens are hungry enoughto eat compost and old spaghetti,the… Continue reading

Writers Weir: Kicking up snow
Writers Weir: Haiku

Writers Weir: Haiku

I’ve always loved hashishBut more for the headyAroma than the high • Jim Hale can be reached at www.jimhalewriting.com.… Continue reading

Writers Weir: Haiku

Standing “O”: A review of ‘Othello’ at Perseverance Theatre

Generally speaking, my wife regards Shakespeare the same way she responds to suggestions of watching a black-and-white movie for a change — with the eye-rolling… Continue reading

Vocalist Storm Large performs with Pink Martini's orchestra at Centennial Hall on Sunday evening. The sell-out event was a fundraiser for Juneau Jazz & Classics.

A cosmopolitan evening with Pink Martini

Juneauites turned out by the hundreds for Portland-based band Pink Martini’s performance Sunday evening at Centennial Hall, an event hosted by Juneau Jazz & Classics.… Continue reading

Vocalist Storm Large performs with Pink Martini's orchestra at Centennial Hall on Sunday evening. The sell-out event was a fundraiser for Juneau Jazz & Classics.
Femme Fatale drag performance will take place this weekend to benefit Four A's Southeast services.  Shown is a Femme Fatale performer in 2014.

What’s happening

MUSIC & DANCEOpen mic with Teri Tibbett, 9 p.m., Thursdays, Alaskan Hotel & Bar. 21+, free. Details: www.thealaskanhotel.comLive music: Matt Barnes, 10 p.m., Friday, Sept.… Continue reading

Femme Fatale drag performance will take place this weekend to benefit Four A's Southeast services.  Shown is a Femme Fatale performer in 2014.

Movie guide

JuneauGOLD TOWNFor complete listings, visit www.goldtownnick.com. “Irrational Man” -- Synopsis: A tormented philosophy professor finds a will to live when he commits an existential act.“The… Continue reading

Moview Review: ‘Everest’

Some people dream of summiting the world’s tallest mountain. For those who’d rather stay at base camp, there’s Baltasar Kormákur’s “Everest,” a stunning cinematic display… Continue reading

Dancers spin their partners during the New Year's Eve Barn Dance Dec. 31, 2014 at St. Ann's Parish Hall.

Barn dances kick off 26th season

The 26th Annual Juneau Barn Dance season kicks off Saturday night, Sept. 26, at St. Ann’s Parish Hall, 5th Street downtown. The dance runs from… Continue reading

Dancers spin their partners during the New Year's Eve Barn Dance Dec. 31, 2014 at St. Ann's Parish Hall.
Martha Redbone

Martha Redbone to play in Juneau Sept. 30

The Juneau Arts & Humanities Council will kick off a new season of concerts and performances with Brooklyn-based musician Martha Redbone, who will perform at… Continue reading

Martha Redbone