Culture

Denali Park's Laura Cole of 229 Parks and Juneau's Beau Schooler of The Rookery Cafe are heading to New York City in April to cook at the prestigious James Beard House.

Suzanna Caldwell
Jargon infects most groups, but is particularly concerning in religious ones. This week I’m sharing some clear examples of how religious jargon can confuse and confound many who hear it.Chris Thompson
The return of daylight and the appearance of seed racks always trigger an instinctual reaction: buy and plant. Here's a reality check.Jeff Lowenfels
Dining out isn’t always the best option on Valentine's Day. It doesn’t mean, though, that we have to find ourselves bereft of a wonderful meal or making something fussy. Kim Sunée

Three powerful exhibits opened at the Anchorage Museum on Feb. 5, all located on the third floor in a grouping that lets the viewer conveniently stroll from one to the next and see everything without doubling back.

Mike Dunham
Alaska's biggest juried art show, a sharp look at colonial violence and a broad mediation on "the gladiator culture" of hockey open at the Anchorage Museum.Mike Dunham
Lobbying for your own interests with state legislators may seem daunting. Let's break it down.Scott McMurren
The most eye-catching items I saw in the round of art openings on Feb. 5 were not new. Mike Dunham
The annual Empty Bowl fundraiser has become so popular that Bean’s worries they’ll run out of bowls.Mike Dunham
Alicia Keys' song "No One" got a perfectly appropriate Alaska dance interpretation this week.Laurel Andrews

Voices

Alaska Senate leaders: We need guns on UA campuses

If you are a politician, misdirection is as familiar as the Pledge of Allegiance. Get people to waste their energy fighting over imaginary problems and they will be distracted from real budget questions about services and taxes.  Dermot Cole