The suicide of Robin Williams earlier this month sent staffers scrambling to find out whether or not the actor/comic had ever performed in Anchorage, like maybe back in the pipeline days. There weren't newspaper records of him stopping over in town, but a 2010 interview with Decca Aitkenhead in The Guardian suggested that movie-making in Alaska had something to do with his resumption of drinking after 20 years on the wagon.
August 22, 2014
This week on TLC’s “Escaping Alaska,” a 32-year-old man breaks down because a 19-year-old girl is “mean” to him, a girl has her acting dreams crushed by a casting director and five young Alaskans live in a cockroach-infested hostel in San Diego. What is this television program?
August 13, 2014
The first thing to recognize about the show "Escaping Alaska" is that it’s on TLC.
August 7, 2014
Sarah Palin's back, and people love watching shows about Alaska real estate.
July 23, 2014
Jean Aspen and her husband, Tom Irons, who divide their time between Homer and the Brooks Range, created a documentary about a solitary life in the wilds of Alaska that differs from a lot of Alaska reality TV in one key way: It's actually real.
July 20, 2014
In a Throwback Thursday trip down Memory Lane, here's a look back at some of those forgotten Alaska reality TV shows.
July 17, 2014
“Whatcha wanna eat? Also, do you want to be on Buying Alaska?” read a text message I received on Sunday night from my significant other, Zac. And let me tell you, I have now thought long and hard about that question.
July 11, 2014
I was finally able to catch an episode of "The Hunt." It's a show about hunting on Kodiak Island, similar to the show "Kodiak," and follows guides and their clients as they seek to kill giant brown bears.
July 5, 2014