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Haammom’ax. A gift that makes you smile. It’s my daughter’s Tsimshian name. She received it last summer at her great-grandparents’ home in the Southeast Alaska community of Metlakatla after we met them for the first time earlier that day.

Bob Hallinen
This book is not just a fascinating story of one man. It has some of the best descriptions of Alaska's Iditarod Trail yet to see print.David A. James

Photos from several events of the 80th annual Fur Rendezvous winter festival from around Anchorage, Alaska.

Alaska Dispatch News
A great cast can't quite overcome a heavy-handed script in Eve Ensler's "Emotional Creature." Victoria Barber
Since 2009, Stephen Smith of OpenBible.info has been tracking what Twitter users say they are giving up for Lent. It makes for interesting reading but also suggests that Lent give ups are somewhat superficial.Chris Thompson
Give me a night where temperatures don’t dip below freezing and all of a sudden something happens to my blood. I get the urge to plant things. I want to visit nurseries. I want to put my hands in outdoor soil. I want to stop what I am doing and garden.Jeff Lowenfels
The police were called in to check out Mariano Gonzales' solo art show, his first at the Anchorage Museum in 25 years, before it was allowed to open. The longtime Alaska artist is no stranger to controversy and innovation.Mike Dunham

Mariano Gonzales' gave a sneak preview of his already-controversial show, “A Man in the Shadows,” at his home earlier this month. 

Bob Hallinen

Every year at the Fur Rendezvous Hide and Horn auction in Anchorage, the Alaska Department of Fish and Game auctions items confiscated from hunters, recovered from road kills or taken in defense of life and property.

Michelle Theriault Boots
For parents, caring for a newborn can be a draining, trying process. Enter the night nanny -- a caregiver who takes care of the baby's overnight needs, giving parents some much-needed nocturnal respite.Jill Burke