Culture

Nearly two years after suddenly closing, Out North "officially" reopened on Thursday with a witty but thoughtful new play about gay couples during the 1950s "lavender scare," produced by a new theater company.Mike Dunham
Archbishop Francis T. Hurley says his ministry was driven by a key principle of Vatican II: “The Church is all of the people.” Under his direction, the Anchorage Archdiocese has blossomed and grown rapidly.Chris Thompson
On Thursday, Ravn Alaska pilot Eric Greener and Alaska Airlines flight attendant Brandy Hollenbeck recounted the midair proposal and the story of how they met, which involves a chance meeting with the pilot’s mother and a double cheeseburger.Laurel Andrews
Let’s talk about seed germination. This is the time of our gardening season when seeds are started indoors. You know the rule: You have to plant at least one thing you grow from seed or you are not a real gardener.Jeff Lowenfels
Two new books reveal the fascinating pasts of Alaska towns that history has forgotten. Mike Dunham
This cashew chicken filling is quick, easy and makes an ideal weeknight meal as the weather warms up and you are craving something light and freshMaya Evoy
The problem is that I am a young man, a soldier and a very normal, down-to-earth kind of guy except for the fact that I am attracted to other men. And the truth is, for a man like me, no place can be as liberating and perfect as Alaska. Or as lonesome.Wayne and Wanda
Tlingit carver Wayne Price has begun restoring the historic "Big Dipper" totem in Juneau; UAF theater founder Lee Salisbury has died in Washington.Mike Dunham
Currency's fall against the dollar means a trip to Europe costs less.Scott McMurren
Going to Doriola’s is like a culinary hug: comforting, cozy, nurturing.Mara Severin