Culture

From Denali to Juneau, there are plenty of fabulous glaciers for hikers, climbers, boaters and sightseersScott McMurren
My very favorite salads, the ones I make the most often, are ones that include combinations of fruit and nuts and cheese. Maya Evoy
Volunteers in Homer will start building a basket from gathered materials to be ceremonially burned on the beach in what has become an annual ritual.Mike Dunham
The University of Alaska Museum of the North holds the largest collection of polar dinosaur fossils in the world -- some of which are now on display to the public for the first time. Mike Dunham

This year, in the interest of journalistic integrity, I vowed to try only new things at the Alaska State Fair -- a sacrifice that should garner notice from the Pulitzer people.

Mara Severin

An imaginative jumble graces display walls in the Irwin Exhibits building at the Alaska State Fair. This year the Creative Arts and Crafts exhibit organizers added one more division of competition. The Embellished Arts category allows people to create works incorporating prefabricated items. 

 

Scott Jensen

The University of Alaska Museum of the North opened an exhibit dedicated to dinosaurs in Alaska in May. It has teeth, skeletons and tracks of the extinct reptiles and their contemporaries that have never been seen by the public before. “Expedition Alaska: Dinosaurs” is the first show of its kind at the museum and, as such, “fairly monumental,” said Earth sciences curator Patrick Druckenmiller.

Mike Dunham
The dominant political message in Alaska may be about economics, but Obama consistently focused primarily on the environment during his trip, frustrating some politicians but bringing crucial truths into the public eye.Dermot Cole

Kivalina is wedged onto a sliver of gravel not even a quarter-mile across at its widest, between the open sea to the west and the expansive Kivalina Lagoon to the east. Erosion from Chukchi Sea waves on one side and lagoon currents on the other are a continuing threat.

Scott Jensen