Mod Carousel from left to right: Moscato Extatique, Trojan Original, Paris Original and Luminous Pariah. (Courtesy photo | Mod Carousel)

More than a strip tease: Boylesque troupe returns to Juneau with fresh material

Returning to Juneau for the ninth time, boylesque troupe Mod Carousel is bringing two new shows to Juneau this Saturday titled “Pop!” Mod Carousel has… Continue reading

Mod Carousel from left to right: Moscato Extatique, Trojan Original, Paris Original and Luminous Pariah. (Courtesy photo | Mod Carousel)
Alaska Glacial Ice harvests floating icebergs with the use of the eighty foot long landing craft Itswoot along with a forty foot long barge. Photo courtesy of Scott Lindquist.

Historic and modern-day Alaskans ‘break the ice’ on niche frozen economy

Mike Ward of Taku Lodge has harvested icebergs from Twin Glacier Lake since childhood. His technique involves three tools: a flat-bottom river skiff, a metal… Continue reading

Alaska Glacial Ice harvests floating icebergs with the use of the eighty foot long landing craft Itswoot along with a forty foot long barge. Photo courtesy of Scott Lindquist.
Kafue is the calf in front, and Tafika is the calf behind. Photo courtesy of Kelly Bakos.

Petersburg filmmaker wins awards for documentary on baby elephants

For four months in Zambia, Petersburg resident Kelly Bakos would wake up before sunrise, gather her gear, and then film baby elephants until sunset. That… Continue reading

Kafue is the calf in front, and Tafika is the calf behind. Photo courtesy of Kelly Bakos.
Emily Lockie dances with her husband, Scott, and their children, Eava and Annalise, during the Block Party at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Friday, June 15, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

Summer Block Parties create a fun, family-friendly space

Big band music filled the summer evening on June 15, calling pedestrians through the double loading dock doors of the Juneau Arts and Culture Center… Continue reading

Emily Lockie dances with her husband, Scott, and their children, Eava and Annalise, during the Block Party at the Juneau Arts & Culture Center on Friday, June 15, 2018. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

To keep a teacher

Imagine finishing work for the day and pulling your mattress out of a closet, which you then have to put up in the morning when… Continue reading

Review: ‘Hamilton’ as seen in L.A.

Peer pressure can be a positive force in a child’s life. For a year, my daughters were indifferent to the hit play “Hamilton.” I played… Continue reading

Motherhood and mood stabilizers: Juneau Douglas Little Theatre’s ‘Next to Normal’

Suburban motherhood and mental illness might not seem to go hand-in-hand at first blush. But Juneau Douglas Little Theatre’s upcoming musical “Next to Normal” throws… Continue reading

A day in the life of Juneau comedian Alicia Hughes-Skandijs

Club Baby Seal comedian Alicia Hughes-Skandijs dabbled in everything from acting to existentialist French clown camps before finding her passion in stand-up comedy. “I had… Continue reading

Breaking hearts and gender norms

Neon pink fringe flew in every direction as Gigi Monroe shimmied under the spotlight. Her dress whirled to the music blaring out of the speakers… Continue reading