Category: Arts & Culture

Spenard: Then and Now

Spenard: Then and Now by Victoria Petersen How Anchorage’s disreputable playground became a hub for hipsters and artists. Between Downtown, Midtown and Turnagain, the Spenard neighborhood is and has always been a unique part of Anchorage, built for the people. THEN Joe Spenard, a Canadian-born entrepreneur, came to […]

A Growing Passion

Passion is a unique aspect of our individual humanity. It’s wired into the fiber of our beings in special and different ways, and it’s often the driving force in major life decisions—like our work and hobby choices. It can keep us persevering through insurmountable odds or it can […]

Oscar Comes to Alaska

  As a homeschooled youth in Delta Junction, Alaska, Ben Grossmann enjoyed a childhood filled with snowmachining and ATVing and nights camped out in an off-the-grid cabin. How does one get from that place to the stage at the Academy Awards accepting an Oscar for his work on […]

Winter’s Heartbeat

We walked the quiet woods, cameras dangling from our necks, the air cold and still. Soon our steps became further spaced as you wandered away, following the scent of your camera’s eye, discovering anew ice- rimmed leaves, a feather stuck to a tree, brittle wands of willow. Isn’t […]