Culture

A play now on tour in Western Alaska, “The Winter Bear” uses humor and a depiction of both the good and bad of village Alaska to reach into the lives of those who see it. It's an effort intended to combat suicide through theater.

Lisa Demer
Fine productions of two Neil Simon plays show why he's an American treasure.Mike Dunham
Almost three-fourths of Americans believe the Bible is available in all languages, but in fact, the report said, less than half of worldwide languages have complete translations of the Bible, or even a completed portion.Chris Thompson
I don’t know what it is that causes Alaska homeowners to wake up one day in the middle of April worrying about their lawns. Perhaps it is that obnoxious TV “Scottsman" yelling at us to fertilize or the appearance of those nasty weed and feed (please, no!) products at box stores even though the lawn is still just a dormant mass of brown matter.Jeff Lowenfels
Using a hot cast-iron skillet caramelizes the carrots on the outside and brings out their natural earthiness and sweetness. Maya Evoy
There’s just something so stunningly attractive about people who float around life unburdened by the stress of finding “the one."Wayne and Wanda
Momentum Dance Collective's multimedia "Impact" addresses community strengths and questions.Mike Dunham

Momentum Dance Collective rehearses Impact on Tuesday, April 14, 2015, at a former church on Spenard Road. Impact will be performed at five Anchorage locations on April 17-18 and 23-25. 

Bob Hallinen
As an immigrant, it's easy to feel isolated when you don't know the language and the customs of the country. ESL teacher Jenifer Rogers hopes to counter that by getting people cooking together.Shannon Kuhn

With hundreds of dancers, drummers and singers, with 400 volunteers, with thousands of spectators, Bethel’s Cama-i Dance Festival kicked off Friday afternoon in a whirl of color and a steady beat of drums.

Lisa Demer