Culture

Noah Brown goes on a date. Billy Brown, patriarch, pioneer and now entrepreneur, decides to buy a 60-foot boat. 

Emily Fehrenbacher
For Nahko Bear, an escape to the Last Frontier allowed him to begin to unpack his cultural background and launched him as a songwriter. Bear and his band Medicine for the People will play First Tap in Anchorage on July 2.  Chris Bieri
Since the Fourth of July falls on Saturday, a quick trip to a local farmers market can put the freshest ingredients on your picnic or barbecue table.Steve Edwards
Preserving history, preserving food and more. Mike Dunham
As Arctic ice continues to diminish in the summer months, shipping companies and other countries are increasingly taking advantage of available routes through the region. Can the U.S. catch up?Mead Treadwell
Maybe it’s thanks to the June mood boost, but we are all too busy to fight in Haines. There are too many other things demanding our attention.Heather Lende
Important historical images taken during the Revenue Marine Cutter Bear's journey north to Alaska and Russia make up the key subject of a new book, "Steaming to the North."David A. James
Like so many others, Gary McWilliams came to Alaska when he was a little adrift in the world, but found enough life in the state to fill a book.Kathleen Macknicki

The AKC Dog Show hosted by Alaska Kennel Club in Anchorage brought in dogs, owners and enthusiasts to South Anchorage High School on Sunday June 28, 2015.

Shelby Lum
An elderly pit bull named Monkey is recovering after he nearly died following an encounter with a bear last week.Associated Press