We don’t need reminders of colonialism or relics of another age anymore. Let us reclaim that space.
It’s a word defining our present: “A form of psychic or existential distress caused by environmental change."
In days of doubt for Muslim Americans, the long reach of Alaska artist Amy Meissner to Pakistan is a source of hope for Alaska writer Shehla Anjum.
OPINION: Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai may live far from Pakistan now but her courage still rings true in the voices of girls and boys going to school together in her hometown.
Joel Isaak's love for working with live materials comes from a desire to pursue the historical materials and processes used by his Athabascan ancestors. But Isaak credits the European part of his heritage for the realization of arts power to express emotion and to communicate.
Quillwork was a popular style for decorating Athabascan garments until Europeans introduced glass beads in the mid-1800s. Now, two Athabascan artists and an art conservator are recreating the ancient art of quillwork.
I recently watched "Class Dismissed in Swat Valley," a short, sobering video on The New York Times Web site. It's about the Taliban's decision to ban girls' education in the beautiful and formerly peaceful Swat Valley of northern Pakistan, the country where I was born and raised.