Jan. 22, 2021 No. 21-06 JUNEAU, Alaska — Alaska’s December employment was down 7.7 percent from December 2019 to 290,400, a loss of 24,100 jobs, as the pandemic continued to keep job counts well below year-ago levels. Leisure and hospitality continued to record the largest losses, with 8,600 fewer jobs...
This week on State of Art we're hearing about "Bush Poet," a play written and directed by Dick Reichman. The play features Mark Robokoff as a gruff and solitary Alaskan who meets a young boy, played by Mason Dolphin, whose parents work at a nearby lodge.
With a dramatic increase in capacity, the state looks to expand it's COVID testing program. And, Alaskan artists find inspiration in the poet featured during the inauguration. Plus, some advocates worry about proposed changes to DMV services in small communities.
Today's selection -- from The Vision of Frank Lloyd Wright by Thomas A. Heinz. Frank Lloyd Wright was a visionary rising star after he designed and built the Winslow House in the fashionable Oak Park suburb of Chicago. He was able to expand due to his initial success and excellent sales skills, but he also […]
Today's encore selection -- from American Colossus by H.W. Brands. From the earliest days after the American Revolution to the present, there have been doubts and criticisms about the effectiveness of a democratic government. These became especially pronounced during the late 1800s -- the so-called Gilded Age -- when capitalism roared to prominence within America […]
I wrote this post before the recent coup attempt in Washington, but it’s all still true. Even more so. Time to be blunt. The official number of COVID-19 deaths today is over 336,000. 3,725 Americans died yesterday. This in a country that tore the world apart over a lesser number on a single day” 9-11. […]
Our students have compiled research in three topic areas. Below are the links to their research tables that can be downloaded for searching and viewing. For a state-by-state review of Mandatory Reporter laws, click here. For a state-by-state review of Background Check laws, click...
Our students spent the summer working on the inaugural project of the LDICP. Through their extensive research, massive databases of information on state statutes regarding the abuse of children ave been created and will be posted here as their work is finalized. Here are...
on Fiction University: Just because you have a plot, doesn’t mean you have a story. The first novel I ever wrote was all about the plot. This happened, and then that happened, and I explained how these awesome (I thought) characters discovered this cool mystery about the history behind my fantasy world. It was terrible. […]
who remembers this? sitting backwards making faces rolling around on turns cigarette smoke-filled air fighting over who could sit there the door that swung open back window down best seat ever. — “like all great travelers, i have seen more than i remember, and remember more than i have seen.” -benjamin disraeli […]
This is a question that I ask a lot and see many people answering without hesitation. At least it appears that way. It’s hard to figure out for myself. There’s always multiple factors that I think about. The list can … Continue reading →
A truck driver stopped at a roadside diner for lunch. He ordered a cheeseburger, french fries, and a chocolate milkshake. No sooner had the waitress brought the trucker his lunch than three motorcycles pulled up, and three burly bikers came inside. The first grabbed the trucker’s cheeseburger, the second took his fries, and the third took his milkshake. Saying nothing, the […]
We live in the most perfect area to have a staycation. The gulf with its white sand beaches are only five minutes away. We have the best restaurants with fresh seafood and seats with the best views. The charter fishing experience is top notch. Evidently, this is not a best kept secret anymore. The only […]
Amanda Gorman has achieved many firsts, including being the first-ever National Youth Poet Laureate in the United States at age 19. On January 20, 2021, the 22-year-old Gorman read at the inauguration of President Joe Biden. What follows here is a video of her reciting "The Miracle of Morning," a poem written several years ago […]
It's hard to believe, but this is the TENTH year of the Positively Present Gratitude Challenge! I've been doing this for a decade (and I know many of you have too!), and I'm so excited to begin this year's challenge on November 1. There's always something special about celebrating gratitude during the month of November […]
New Author at Romance Gems and a GiveawayAs most of you know, I have another blog where several friends and I take turns blogging.Romance Gems, the other group blog, just welcomed a new member to the RG family, Amie Denman.To welcome her in a big way, I'm giving away a copy of her latest book, […]
Progressive Rock Through the AgesBy: Stewart BrennanProgressive Rock is one of several experimental genres that evolved out of Rock n Roll in mid 1960’s. It was a purely creative genre that carried at its initial core, reflections of morality, philosophies, political views and the social economic conditions of the times.The genre had a wide range […]
"Jacqueline Cochran was looking for WASP. They told me I would have to be interviewed and they would contact me when they came to the Wichita area. But I didn’t wait for that. I went down to Houston for my interview, to speed things up. And I think that’s one of the smartest things I […]
"My first flight was with a barnstormer at the age of five. I loved it! I also tried to 'fly' out of the barn loft with an umbrella. This was less than successful..." WASP Jean Terrell McCreery, 44-10 The indomitable Marguerite Jean Terrell Moreo McCreery has "...slipped the surly bonds of Earth. And danced the skies on […]
In reply to Scotty G. Scotty I will have to agree with you on all accounts, especially with commenters, way too many arm chair quarterbacks other places. When I get home the first thing I do is play with my dog, second is come straight here. Always enjoyable to learn from the comment section from […]
Stock footage might not sound too sexy or fun, but this is an easy one to start and doesn’t require any start up funding. In fact, you can start with your smartphone camera. Ready? You Ready Are You Ready GIF from Youready GIFs What is stock footage and how does it work? Stock footage […]
I have a children's book stumper to solve. I remember a book from my childhood (born in 67, so the book must've been published before 1977 or 78). It was about a woman who built a house and painted it … Continue reading →
New Kindle and Audiobook Releases, Sales and Freebies Are you in our FB Group, Ana’s Attic After Dark? *Updated 1-2 times a week* See the full December Release Recap here 1/19: I haven’t been able to read or even listen to books lately, but then I started How To Get Lucky by Lauren Blakely and […]
September 8, 1955. "Hank Aaron standing in front of his locker with misspelled name in the Milwaukee Braves locker room." Photo by Phillip Harrington for Look magazine. View full size. Hank Aaron, Home Run King Who Defied Racism, Dies at 86 Hank Aaron, who faced down racism as he eclipsed Babe […]
Hotel owned by Sarah Doan La Fetra -- temperance worker, suffragist, vegetarian. Washington, D.C., 1901. "View of G Street N.W., north side, looking west from 11th Street, showing La Fétra's Hotel on the corner." 5x7 glass negative, D.C. Street Survey. View full size.
I never did get the full skinny on how it all went down that day. All I know is that it was my brother and his pal, this guy. A couple of ex-Catholic high school boys; you know the type - four years in, walk out with a fancy piece of paper, the whole nine […]
This is the 1932 basketball team of the Sweetser Braves. Sweetser is a small town in Grant County Indiana. This photo celebrates the team's win of the Grant County Championship. The win is significant because Sweetser was a very small school compared to the others in Grant County. The people pictured represent the entire team. […]
In reply to Hank Aaron: 1934-2021: I learned from the NY Times obituary of Aaron that he never liked being called Hank. What an annoyance to have to go through life seeing your name in the headlines with a nickname you can't stand.
In reply to Hank Aaron: 1934-2021: At the first pro baseball game I ever attended, in 1953, Hank Aaron played for the Jacksonville Braves. Aaron hit 22 home runs that season and I believe I saw one of them, though that particular memory might be influenced by the following 23 years. (In this photo he's […]
Are you looking to give your kitchen a new look on a budget? Say no more! Kitchen is the busiest part of your home and a fun and well designed kitchen represents the mood and taste of the homeowners adding to the value of the entire home! But every so often you might feel like […]
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Sun hemp is a perfect cover crop for building the quality of your soil. And soil is everything when it comes to the garden. Soil provides nutrients for plants to be absorbed via their roots and retains moisture for the plant. Well-aerated soil is important and can be achieved by adding compost to your soil. […]
At last, I have achieved a successful pineapple harvest from my backyard garden. It didn’t require much effort, but it did require patience. Years of patience. Generally pineapples take about two and a half years to harvest. On the advice of a friend, I planted these pineapple four and five years ago. He said it […]
Merriam-Webster's Word of the Day for January 22, 2021 is: sarcophagus \sahr-KAH-fuh-gus\ noun : a stone coffin; broadly : coffin Examples: After archeologists unearthed the sarcophagus, they opened it up to discover, along with the king's body, almost a hundred gold coins. "Mummification took over two months, the body went in a wooden […]
The number of available streaming services reached an upsetting high in 2020, bringing along an unprecedented deluge of original programming. And though we try our best here at The A.V. Club, we just can’t cover everything. So this week’s question, from web producer Baraka Kaseko, is:Read more...
Baraka Kaseko, Patrick Gomez, Erik Adams, Gwen Ihnat, Alex McLevy, Randall Colburn, Cameron Scheetz, Katie Rife, and Shannon Miller on TV Club, shared by Baraka Kaseko to The A.V. Club
As with the close-look at Rue’s spiral out of sobriety following Jules’ departure in “Trouble Don’t Always Last,” Euphoria’s latest special episode zooms all the way in, eschewing plot for the sake of a close character study. This time, it’s Jules in the spotlight. We don’t exactly see what happened when Jules left…Read more...
Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya on TV Club, shared by Kayla Kumari Upadhyaya to The A.V. Club
It’s been roughly a day since news broke—and by “news,” we mean the infamous British tabloid The Daily Mail, and by “broke,” we mean “wrote down some stuff someone sort of suggested they told them sometime, we guess”—of a bizarre rumor that alleged that Michael “MyPillow Guy” Lindell and Jane “Jane Krakowski”…Read more...
William Hughes on News, shared by William Hughes to The A.V. Club
It’s been a long ramp up, but competitive Drag Race is finally here. The Winners’ Circle and B Squad have met up, drama has been fomented, and by the end of the episode, a new hierarchy has emerged. These may not be the most memorable sketches in Drag Race herstory, but the episode’s loving embrace […]
Kate Kulzick on TV Club, shared by Kate Kulzick to The A.V. Club
Nothing beats homemade! These sausage patties are so so easy to make and they’re also freezer-friendly. Win-win! Not sure if it’s the New Year, or if it’s the quarantine-lockdown-stay-at-home-order, but I’ve been making A LOT of things from scratch. Pizza dough. Rosemary bread. Sourdough biscuits. Pasta. English muffins. Hamburger buns. (recipes for the latter all […]
So much easier to make than you think, and it’s such a game-changer! Perfect for pizza night and it’s freezer-friendly! If you have not tried homemade pizza dough yet, this is it for you guys. It’s quick, it’s easy, and it’s foolproof. And it makes two pizza balls so you can make both for pizza […]
January was named for the Roman God Janus, who was depicted as a God with two faces. One faced into the future and one looked to the past, essentially closing the door on one year and opening another to the next, Janus ushers in January, and I welcome the month for fresh starts and new […]
So 2020 is over, but the new year didn’t start on the right foot and the level of stress hasn’t decreased at all. Talking about stress, how do you cope and survive? How do you deal with that unbearable itching that seems to eat at your heart? Last year I locked myself at home, avoiding […]