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Artist Rockwell Kent's son Rocky would consider his months on Alaska's Fox Island perhaps the best time in his life. The experience was also life-changing for Kent, as the art and book he produced there finally gave him the fame and recognition he had craved.

Doug Capra
While viewing Rockwell Kent’s paintings at the exhibit, award-winning author Claudia McGehee heard a teacher ask a student, “What do you think the two Kents did on bad weather days?” The student's answer got Claudia thinking.Doug Capra
An absence of context is a large part of why this book comes up short. For those who have read other works about the era of Franz Boas, this book will add an interesting chapter. But for readers lacking such background the events described here will occur in a vacuum. David A. James
Reading the North takes a look at "The Yukon Quest Trail: 1,000 Miles Across Northern Alaska and the Yukon Territory" and "Golden Days: A Gold Rush Novel."Kathleen Macknicki
A series of talks by a prominent theologian and a conference on how churches can address special needs highlight the work being done by Methodists in Southcentral Alaska.Chris Thompson
Although this production does about as much as it can with the play, “The Ice-Breaker” ultimately doesn’t give us any new insight, any urgent message about climate change.Egan Millard
For years, the bars on the ferries that ply Alaska's waters were a place to hear some real Alaska stories or escape the groups of kids on school trips roaming the vessels' decks. Now, they've fallen victim to tight economic times for the Alaska Marine Highway System.Pat Forgey
For a group of Aussies, battling waves, rocks and sizeable tuna, sharks and cobia in New South Wales makes fishing a little more extreme. Tara Young
The Alaska Bush Branch of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints relies on teleconferencing to connect members in rural Alaska in services that span hundreds of miles.JoAnne Knight
The risk of death in the Alaska wild, even from snowmobile crashes and avalanches, is pretty small. If you really want to die in Alaska, start smoking or pull your chair up in front of the television and watch Alaska reality TV for hours on end. Craig Medred