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The suicide of Robin Williams earlier this month sent staffers scrambling to find out whether or not the actor/comic had ever performed in Anchorage, like maybe back in the pipeline days. There weren't newspaper records of him stopping over in town, but a 2010 interview with Decca Aitkenhead in The Guardian suggested that movie-making in Alaska had something to do with his resumption of drinking after 20 years on the wagon.

Mike Dunham
Airborne views offer the best way to see the greatness of Alaska.Scott McMurren
Airborne views offer the best way to see the greatness of Alaska.Scott McMurren
Inspiration could be T. Preston Pollard’s middle name if it weren’t already Preston. Among the doors that have opened to him as a result of his skateboarding career, perhaps the most unexpected is that of motivational speaker.Mike Dunham
I love salads but I hate making them. The mason jar method and a hand-me-down salad spinner are total lifesavers in that department. Don’t have time (or the patience) to chop and prep every single night? Make your five work salads on Sunday night all at once.Shannon Kuhn
There is little doubt we are heading down the path toward the indoor gardening season. That being the case, now is the time to consider growing some of your outdoor plants indoors this winter.Jeff Lowenfels
Discounted admissions. Free shows. Piglets. Dinosaurs. Gluten-free treats. Here's your inside look at the 2014 Alaska State Fair, from getting there  to getting around and getting the best value for your dollar.Mike Dunham
The excitement I felt when I noticed Pasta Avanti’s cheerful-looking storefront in downtown Anchorage a few months ago could be summarized in one word: panini.Victoria Barber

From jousting knights to giant vegetables, the 2014 Alaska State Fair kicked off under sunny skies today in Palmer

Victoria Barber
I think the best lives, like George Edwards' and Richard Dauenhauer's, are both dreamed up and really true, don't you?Heather Lende