Culture

My column two weeks ago was next to a New York Times story with the headline “Big drop in share of Americans identifying as Christian.” USA TODAY headlines blared, “Christians drop, ‘nones’ soar in new religion portrait.” CNN, not to be undone shouted “Millennials leaving the church in droves, study finds.” Dozens of other headlines tried to outdo each other with hyperbole. But what’s it all about?

Chris Thompson
It is great to be outside and getting some soil underneath the fingernails, isn’t it? And our weather has been perfect for yardening. Things are finally in full swing outdoors and the questions are pouring in. Let’s get right to them.Jeff Lowenfels
There's plenty of competition among banks and frequent-flier plans. That's good for travelers.Scott McMurren
This homemade sherbet recipe is just bursting with fresh blueberry flavor, punctuated by tangy lime and buttermilk.Maya Evoy
Not quite a rice bowl, not quite a stir fry, bibimbap takes simple ingredients and makes them extraordinary.Shannon Kuhn
I won't forgive myself if another summer passed with me wasting weekends ending up at the bars last-minute or worse yet on my couch because I don't have anyone cool to partner up with.Wayne and Wanda
Up-and-coming violin and cello sister team "duo parnas" will perform in Anchorage and Sitka. ACT gets a new executive director and an East High teen will have her art displayed at the U.S. Capitol. Mike Dunham
Breakup in the Arctic is an amazing season, and I sure know what my daughter is feeling, not getting to be here at home, after spending most springs of her life at our old igloo, roaming the surrounding river and tundra.Seth Kantner
It’s summertime, which means new programming on the cable channels. "Alaska's Ultimate Bush Pilots" and "The Last Alaskans" are two. Emily Fehrenbacher
Kids Outdoors: Anchorage's Junior Master Gardener program gives kids in grades two through six the tools to know what's growing and the skills to nurture plants from seed to the dinner table.Erin Kirkland