Culture

Now and then, I’ll find myself standing at the kitchen table, squeezing whitefish or sheefish with a cheesecloth. I’ve found it easier than by hand, and I’m sure Mom would crack a comment.Laureli Ivanoff
Unalaska Sgt. Jennifer Shockley writes brief, inventive and colorful retellings of the activities of fellow officers that appear in publications throughout Alaska and are followed online by readers sprinkled throughout the world.   Clark Fair
Can a federal biologist, six months pregnant, with a 2-year-old along on a family hunting trip with her bush pilot husband, find a way to take a moose in the Middle Yukon?Christine Cunningham
Food and what we do with it help define who we are, no matter our culture. In the book’s introduction, Atkan Crystal Stetzof Dushkin says, “Traditional foods are important because traditional foods are one of the last things that we have left to remind us what it means to be Unangax.”Nancy Lord
With hundreds of dancers, drummers and singers, 400 volunteers and thousands of spectators, Bethel’s Cama-i Dance Festival brings a whirl of color and a steady beat of drums.Lisa Demer
A play now on tour in Western Alaska, “The Winter Bear” uses humor and a depiction of both the good and bad of village Alaska to reach into the lives of those who see it. It's an effort intended to combat suicide through theater.Lisa Demer
Fine productions of two Neil Simon plays show why he's an American treasure.Mike Dunham
Almost three-fourths of Americans believe the Bible is available in all languages, but in fact, the report said, less than half of worldwide languages have complete translations of the Bible, or even a completed portion.Chris Thompson
I don’t know what it is that causes Alaska homeowners to wake up one day in the middle of April worrying about their lawns. Perhaps it is that obnoxious TV “Scottsman" yelling at us to fertilize or the appearance of those nasty weed and feed (please, no!) products at box stores even though the lawn is still just a dormant mass of brown matter.Jeff Lowenfels