Culture

New paintings and mixed media pieces by Don Decker and Sarah Melissa Whalen are on display at the International Gallery of Contemporary Art.

Mike Dunham
South Restaurant + Coffeehouse is trying something different with a new chef stopping by once a month to cook shoulder to shoulder with the restaurant's executive chef.Suzanna Caldwell

Morning sunshine brightened the trails as 500 skiers participated in the 20th annual Alaska Ski For Women at Kincaid Park on Super Bowl Sunday, Feb. 7, 2016. 

Bill Roth
I live in Alaska. I kick butt and take names. And then I add them to my Instagram feed, so you can see photos of the smoked salmon strata I had for brunch.Geoff Kirsch
With "I am Inuit," a follow-up to his "I am Alaskan" series, photographer Brian Adams will spend a year visiting some 20 Alaska villages to deliver a portrait of the people and places of rural Alaska. Tara Young
On the second page of “Chuck Sassara’s Alaska,” the author slams his plane into the snow on the Anchorage side of Merrill Pass en route from Bethel. The 1976 incident left Sassara and his passenger unhurt but stranded, unsure if they would be rescued.David A. James

Visitors to the Anchorage Museum on Friday morning did double-takes as a robotic tour guide greeted them, rolled through the galleries like R2-D2, looked over the exhibits, made conversation and sometimes asked for help.

Mike Dunham
A robotic "virtual tour guide" made its first trip through the Anchorage Museum Friday, drawing stares from grown-ups and greetings from kids.Mike Dunham
Additional seating has been put on the stage to handle demand for tickets to the Alaska Airlines Winter Classics chamber music series. Mike Dunham