Culture

Keyes and nearly a dozen other vendors will open the South Anchorage Farmers Market on Saturday. The South Anchorage market is 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the O’Malley Sports Complex. Also joining the market options this weekend is the visitor-friendly Anchorage Market & Festival, open Saturday and Sunday downtown near the intersection of Third Avenue and E Street.

 

Steve Edwards
Suanne Unger, author of  “Qaqamiigux: Traditional Foods of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands,” and Moses Dirks, one of the book’s contributors, will take the floor at the next Smithsonian Spotlight lecture at noon Thursday, May 7, at the Anchorage Museum. Mike Dunham
The opening sketch involved a woman who appeared to be fighting with her lover. But after the call, she confessed to a curious bystander that she had just been on the phone with GCI, much to the audience’s delight.Vikram Patel

Released by Algonqin Books just last week, Heather Lende's new book "Find The Good"  has already found a spot on the Pacific Northwest Independent Bestseller List for hardcover nonfiction.

 

Alaska Dispatch News
An excerpt from "Find the Good: Unexpected Life Lessons from a Small-town Obituary Writer," the new book by Heather Lende of Haines, chock full of plainspoken good sense.Heather Lende
Sisters bring the wildlife of Alaska's Copper River Delta to center stage with dance.Jane Spencer / The Cordova Times
Gold's book creates a sense that Wales is truly a place set upon the very edge of the world, where modernity is at best a thin layer beneath which lies a culture that has survived assimilation, financial stress, government policies ranging from imposed westernization to negligence, and the devastation of the 1918-19 flu epidemic.David A. James
When Sunday dawned at 36 degrees with torrential rain, does anybody really think beachcombing with the kids in Juneau is a swell idea?Libby Bakalar
Among my many local church visits, certain practices stand out, making some visits more memorable than others. As a result, I often make mental notes to revisit that church more often than others; positive practices are likely to remain in place, as are negative practicesChris Thompson
Now that the leaves of the birch trees in Southcentral Alaska are at least approaching -- if not already -- the size of squirrels’ ears, you can assume we won’t have any more freezing weather at night until the fall. This being so, there are two very important rules to remember this week.Jeff Lowenfels