Twenty-five years ago, Sheila Nickerson, a woman who was the Alaska poet laureate when that meant something, wrote a book about those lost in Alaska titled “Disappearance: A Map; A Meditation on […]
War & peace
The aura that once surrounded Sarah Palin, the most famous of Alaska polebrities, is now officially dead, and that of former President Donald Trump appears to be fading for the same reason […]
Old media twilight?
The fading significance of Alaska’s legacy media is broken down by the numbers in the September issue of the state Department of Labor’s Alaska Economic Trends, and the picture isn’t pretty. An […]
Lost in time
Two veterans of Alaska’s first Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race – men who did not meet until two years ago despite being almost neighbors – are teaming to try to track down […]
The Canadians have come up with a uniquely Canadian way to save journalism: Let government do it.
A news analysis Five quick takeaways from the 2018 Alaska election: Number one: Two Alaskas The rural-urban divide is bigger than ever in the 49th state, but the idea that a statewide […]
The evil vote
Alaska voters appear headed to the polls today to make a choice between Satan and The Devil as their next governor. Or so one might fairly conclude after driving around the state […]
Political shark bait
First nobody wanted to take on incumbent Alaska Sen. Lisa Murkowski, and now one big-name player is firmly in the Senate race with another making noises about running a write-in campaign in […]