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All three Alaska poets philosophize on nature and mourn man’s impact upon it, but it’s Tom Sexton, echoing perhaps the most famous of all Carl Sagan quotes, who says what all three understand: that we are part of it.David A. James
A Bolshoi performer joins Alaska Dance Theatre staff, Stabenow and Dubus head for local writers conferences and winners of ACC's scholarship contest perform.Mike Dunham
UA professor emeritus of art Garry Kaulitz receives the $40,000 Distinguished Artist award from the Rasmuson Foundation, with other awards going to 35 other Alaskans.Mike Dunham
The Anchorage Concert Chorus Winners’ Recital is dedicated to the late Janet Stotts, longtime director of the Alaska Children’s Choir, who died April 26. At least three of the participants in this year’s competition are her former students.Mike Dunham
Arctic nations are racing to obtain newly accessible resources; shipping through the Northwest Passage has become viable for a few months of the year; and governments and indigenous peoples are trying to resolve who owns what. Climate change is driving it all. David A. James
Reading the North spotlights "Treasures of the Golden Bear" by Stephen F. Stringham and "Becoming UAA" by W.A. Jacobs.Kathleen Macknicki
A heartthrob from Toksook Bay is an Internet sensation and Alaska artists donate work for relief efforts following the Nepal earthquake.Mike Dunham

“Wales: Portrait of an Alaska Village” takes us to this faraway place where days pass under extreme conditions in remote isolation with limited resources. Ed Gold made two visits to the village, first in 2009 and then again in 2013 and extensively photographed the landscape, the town and the people. 

David A. James
Suanne Unger, author of  “Qaqamiigux: Traditional Foods of the Aleutian and Pribilof Islands,” and Moses Dirks, one of the book’s contributors, will take the floor at the next Smithsonian Spotlight lecture at noon Thursday, May 7, at the Anchorage Museum. Mike Dunham
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