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Dogs were the beasts of burden who pulled men and sledges over frozen landscapes and swaths of sea ice during the long winters when ships were icebound.David A. James
Sergei Khrushchev, the late premier’s son, will be in Anchorage next week to deliver the keynote address at the Cold War Conference and Nike Veterans Reunion, Sept. 4-6. Mike Dunham
Tlingit guides thought Muir was a madman for going into the rugged country so late in the year to scramble up mountains and gaze on ice. They had to admire his toughness and passion, though. They called him “the great ice-chief.”  Nancy Lord
I think the best lives, like George Edwards' and Richard Dauenhauer's, are both dreamed up and really true, don't you?Heather Lende
High tech art, aviators of yesteryear and a champagne book launch in Anchorage. Mike Dunham
Dauenhauer, who came to Alaska  in the late 1960s, made important contributions to the preservation of Tlingit lore and language. He also was a respected poet and former Alaska poet laureate.Mike Dunham
Thomas Pynchon, one of the towering figures of American literature, debuted with a long novel, but followed it up with a short one wherein he sharpened the skills needed for later masterpieces. Philip Chavanne should consider something similar with his next outing.David A. James
'Cold Spell' lyrically blends two stories -- a mother trying to start over and a daughter whose longings threaten to undo them. Cinthia Ritchie
Rachel Weaver's debut novel, "Point of Direction," makes effective use of the harsh seascape in Southeast Alaska.Nancy Lord
Kesler Woodward’s artwork is a riot of subtlety, matched perfectly to John Morgan’s writing style in this narrative poem that follows the cadence of the Copper River.David A. James

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