Oppenheimer is a complex and interesting movie. Being a history teacher, the development of the atomic bomb is a difficult yet necessary topic to discuss, but only among older students. I enjoyed no such luxury in 1962. At age 11, I had the Cuban Missile
In an effort to expose residents of Haines to the controversial world of drag queens, the Southeast Alaska State Fair paraded six performers on its mainstage last week for an all-ages show. The garish, cross-dressing dancers – wearing heavy makeup and
In an Aug. 1 decree that acknowledged Alaska’s love of firearms and hunting, Gov. Mike Dunleavy proclaimed August to be “Shooting Sports Month” in Alaska. Noting that “countless Alaskans rely on and take pride in the ability to utilize firearms to
In an effort to encourage faith-based and family-friendly content at community libraries across the nation, an Alaska organization has booked the Loussac Library for a virtue-based children’s story hour in Anchorage. Inspired as a reaction against Drag
The new leader of Juneau Public Libraries is kicking off her first official week as director by hosting a drag queen story hour and dance party for children. On July 31, the City & Borough of Juneau announced that Catherine Melville will serve as the next
Mayor Dave Bronson recently announced the recipients of the 2023 Mayor’s Community Grants. A total of $500,000 dollars was awarded to over 40 local non-profits. The longstanding tradition provides an extra financial boost to outstanding nonprofits that work
Super Bowl television advertisements have become part of American culture. The number one ad in 2010 was for an Audi diesel-electric hybrid. You can watch it, and the “extended footage” versions, on You Tube. Entitled “The Green Police,” it featured
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