Culture

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
My first Ash Wednesday service was in Chicago, some 45 years ago. In a new career position, I’d just been trained by someone who’d formerly followed my beliefs, but had discovered the joys of being Episcopalian. Chris Thompson
Is the era of the Great Alaska Lawn gone? What will replace it? Whatever that will be, it probably involves using more plant species native to Alaska.Jeff Lowenfels

Sometimes success begets success, so Anchorage photographer Brian Adams will spend a full year visiting two dozen villages to document the people and places of rural Alaska.

Tara Young