Culture

Can cookies made from peanut butter and chicken gizzards made for dogs also appeal to people? We consider the possibilities as we review the goodies coming into local farmers markets this week.

Mike Dunham
What do the Washington, D.C., offices of Rep. Don Young, Sen. Lisa Murkowski and Sen. Dan Sullivan say about the occupants? Take a tour and see. Erica Martinson
“Rhythm of the Wild” is a wide-ranging book that’s equal parts personal memoir, political polemic, wilderness observations and plea for environmental stewardship. It follows a trajectory I saw in myself and many of the people I worked with in Denali National Park. David A. James
Having endured a string of buggy summers on the Kenai Peninsula, I wondered what greater torment Bristol Bay could offer. But accounts of nasty hordes of noseeums, white socks and mosquitoes around King Salmon gave me pause. Clark Fair
Since Apple first released its game-changing iPhone in 2007, apps -- and smartphone apps in particular -- have changed the way we access the Internet and the way we use our smartphones. And that's true for churches in Anchorage and the rest of Alaska.Chris Thompson

Advantages to canning your catch in glass jars is that your fish is already cooked, sterilized and ready to eat once it’s processed. The jars of fish are good for camping and shipping to friends and family, and they make for quick easy meals.

Tara Young
There's more than one way to catch a fish in Alaska -- and even more ways to fill your freezer with salmon or other species pulled from the state's waters. Check out the pros and cons of each.Suzanna Caldwell
Re-Locate, a Kivalina group working to move the community threatened by coastal erosion, was one of 38 recipients -- among 1,300 applicants --  of a grant from ArtPlace America. The money will be used to integrate arts and culture into the field of community planning and development.Jillian Rogers

An extinct Alaska version of Scotland's mythical Loch Ness Monster, identified last month in the Talkeetna Mountains, will be part of a multimedia diorama in Midtown Anchorage by artist James Havens. 

Mike Dunham