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For more than a century, audiences have gathered to watch stage renditions of "The Nutcracker" ballet, which has become a holiday tradition around the world and in the U.S., including Alaska.

Tara Young
Perseverance Theatre has mounted a fine production of “A Christmas Carol,” with a gorgeous set, ambitious sound effects and excellent acting from the principal players.Mike Dunham
The hero here is Barry Goldwater, and in him, author Barry Allen Drake presents what might be a model for drawing conservatives back into the environmental movement, which they originally started. It’s a hard sell, but as Alaska’s recent election highlights, the market for preservation is there among conservatives.David A. James

The ghost of Anchorage Christmases past is recycled in an ambitious outdoor art installation that makes use of gaudy holiday street decorations from the boom years.

Bob Hallinen
The point I am trying to make is that at the very least, you have to really, really know your gardener before you buy something for him or her. And I can tell you that I, personally, don’t know your gardener, so why listen to me?Jeff Lowenfels

More than 1,000 people jumped into the frigid waters of Goose Lake in Anchorage for a good cause on Saturday, part of this year's Polar Plunge event that organizers expected would raise more than $400,000 for Special Olympics Alaska.

Tara Young

More than 1,000 people jumped into the frigid waters of Goose Lake in Anchorage for a good cause on Saturday, part of this year's Polar Plunge event that organizers expected would raise more than $400,000 for Special Olympics Alaska.

Devin Kelly
Month-to-month GCI subscribers will see an increase of between $6.25 and $6.76 per month, depending on where they live. Sean Doogan
In the early days of aviation, the Alaska fishing industry only slowly accepted the new mode of transport as a reliable method of getting seafood from point A to point B. But over time, the two industries became inextricably linked.Colleen Mondor
The ghost of Anchorage Christmases past is recycled in an ambitious outdoor art installation that makes use of gaudy holiday street decorations from the boom years.Mike Dunham

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