The Anchorage Economic Development Corporation (AEDC) hosted its annual 3-Year Outlook presentation on Wednesday. Like many things these days, it was held virtually with attendees able to listen via Zoom. The video will be available in coming weeks for those who weren’t able to listen live. Mayor Ethan Berkowitz opened...
Tens of thousands of Alaskans are in limbo after federal unemployment money expires. And, Southeast Alaska's tourism-dependent economy has been pummeled by the pandemic, but could there be light at the end of the tunnel? Plus, fairbanks residents plan to gather in support of the police.
Life has changed rapidly in Alaska with the arrival of COVID-19. On the season premiere of Alaska Insight, Lori Townsend is joined by Alaska’s Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Anne Zink, and the medical director of the Norton Sound Health Corporation, Dr. Mark Peterson, to discuss how officials around the state are handling the recent uptick […]
Today's selection -- from Letters from Hollywood by Rocky Lang & Barbara Hall. A young and irrepressible Tom Hanks: "Tom Hanks was a seventeen-year-old high school student and George Roy Hill an Academy Award-winning director, but that didn't stop the young aspiring actor from writing to Hill about his future ambitions. Born and raised in northern […]
Today's encore selection - from Overcoming Dyslexia by Sally Shaywitz, M.D. Recent research using magnetic resonance imaging has provided neuroscientists with a clearer picture of which parts of the brain are responsible for reading -- and how the brain develops over time into a sophisticated reading machine: "Imaging studies have identified at least two neural […]
The United States just set a record for daily deaths from COVID-19 and people didn’t even blink. The president publicly announced he is destroying the postal service in order to help his re-election and the Senate went home for three weeks; without passing any stimulus package since their rich friends have already been paid off […]
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 Publishing … and Other Forms of Insanity: School literary magazines have long been a tradition in high schools and colleges. But since the advent of the Internet, youth-oriented literary magazines have expanded to include submissions from students all over the world. A good number of these magazines are staffed by students themselves. Some of […]
from the rhythm and music section of my baby book: “loves to hear record player going or any music at 15 months. attempts to dance to it and complains when music stops.” not one part of this has changed except for my age. — “music and rhythm find their way into the secret places […]
(A big welcome to Lisa Burton who is here to promote C.S. Boyack’s newest book: HMS LANTERNFISH! It’s a big pirate, fantasy action adventure and the author’s first foray into the world of trilogies. Enough from me though. Take it … Continue reading →
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 […]
Over the past century, nearly all of Ethiopia’s native forests have been cleared for farming and grazing. Now it is up to the Orthodox Churches—who for centuries have safeguarded pockets of primary forest that grow around them—to preserve Ethiopia’s quickly shrinking biodiversity and teach people how to live with forests.
Throughout the years of working on Positively Present, I've discovered that one of the most essential aspects of living a positive and present life is this: keeping an open mind. This sounds much easier than it is, so I created a digital workbook to explore what I believe are the necessary steps needed to truly […]
I'm reading the stories in Last Chance Beach: Summer's End, and I'm reviewing them, one story at a time. So far, I've reviewed:Something New by Liz FlahertyI Do...Again by Nancy FraserThe Man in Gull Cottage by Caroline Clemmons.Today, I have the pleasure of reviewing That One Summer by Maddie James.It's the typical annual week on the […]
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 […]
Today’s lead image seems to have been taken on a family farm where Chrysler’s appear to have been the vehicle of choice. The contrast between these two models shows just how quickly automotive design and stying evolved in the post-war years. As is the usual practice in this series, we ask our readers to tell...
In 1953 General Motors pulled out all the stops and unveiled its new and elaborate Motorama shows at the beginning of a six-city tour held at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel in New York City. Exhibited at the spectacular presentations were the LeSabre, Buick XP-300 and Wildcat, Pontiac La Parisienne, Oldsmobile Starfire, Cadillac LeMans, and Orleans...
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 […]
Any help would be hella appreciated!!!! I read this book a long time ago and would love to read it again! What I remember: it’s on a different planet that is very very hot and dry and there is a … Continue reading →
MEET THE CHARACTERS OF A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR by #1 NYT BESTSELLING AUTHOR LAUREN BLAKELY We are so excited to bring you a special sneak peek this week of the characters from Lauren Blakely’s A GUY WALKS INTO MY BAR!! I am in the middle of listening to an ARC of Lauren Blakely’s […]
October 1939. "Georgetown, Colorado. Silver mining town ghost town." From its heyday in the 1890s, Georgetown had dwindled from over 10,000 inhabitants to just a few hundred by the time this picture was made. Medium format negative by Arthur Rothstein. View full size.
After suffering a bloody shin incident, there was still a smile ready for the camera. My aunt Margaret and father Don were frequent visitors to Avila Beach when growing up in San Luis Obispo, CA. 1933. View full size.
In reply to Deadville: 1939: I took a "shortcut" from Grant across Guanella Pass to Georgetown and the big excitement that day was an 18-wheeler that had to reverse all the way down the pass into Georgetown after someone at the local bar told the driver that it was a shortcut to Missouri and pointed […]
In reply to Deadville: 1939: This is Sixth Street looking west. Things are still pretty much what you see here. The building on the left is the Hotel de Paris. The lion above the gate is still there. On the other side of the street is the town hall, which still has the bell tower. […]
There are far too many weight loss myths out there on the internet. Everyone and their dog fancies themselves as a nutritional advisor or fitness expert. Even some news websites contribute to the mountain of myths! Falling for these myths can be bad as some will lead you down a path to an unhealthy lifestyle […]
Question from Patricia I hesitated in bothering you but I am frustrated with not getting answers to questions regarding dental floss. After reading about the dangers of Pafs Teflon coatings on floss I am trying to find a brand to purchase that is organic and chemical free. I threw my Oral B glide in the […]
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 August 14, 2020 is: quiescent \kwy-ESS-unt\ adjective 1 : marked by inactivity or repose : tranquilly at rest 2 : causing no trouble or symptoms Examples: "'Inflation' means a rise in the general level of prices of goods and services, either at the consumer or producer level. […]
Let’s be clear about something: This Geena Davis interview with The Daily Beast is a great read for reasons that have nothing to do with the fact that Sir Ridley Scott would personally mist Brad Pitt’s abs with Evian water between takes of the love scenes in Thelma & Louise. Davis talks about the work […]
Allison Shoemaker on News, shared by Allison Shoemaker to The A.V. Club
Bill Lawrence is a creator with a pedigree. He created or co-created beloved sitcoms Scrubs, Cougar Town, and Spin City, as well as the animated series Clone High. His latest project is Apple TV’s Ted Lasso, which finds Jason Sudeikis plopped into a classic fish out of water scenario—only in this case the water is…Read […]
Marah Eakin on TV Club, shared by Marah Eakin to The A.V. Club
Yesterday, Blumhouse Television announced Welcome To The Blumhouse, a new anthology series of original genre movies a lá Hulu’s Into The Dark, but on Amazon and not based around holidays. That’s a simplified way of putting it, of course: Aside from being housed under the same programming roof, each film in the series…Read more...
Katie Rife on News, shared by Katie Rife to The A.V. Club
Thanks to streaming deals, DVD/Blu-ray releases, and a documentary, Freaks And Geeks keeps finding a new audience and reconnecting with its established fanbase. But when Paul Feig’s poignant teen drama-comedy premiered on NBC on September 25, 1999, it looked every bit the outsider that its eponymous characters were.…Read more...
Danette Chavez on TV Club, shared by Danette Chavez to The A.V. Club
The easiest + BEST pulled pork ever! Serve with your favorite BBQ sauce. So smoky, so flavorful, so juicy, and SO SO GOOD. Hello, summer. Please don’t leave us just yet. I’m not ready for the Chiberia snow. (FACTS ONLY – it snowed Halloween day in 2019.) No, but really, let’s get back to the […]
Perfectly crisp-tender grilled veggies served with an amazing, tangy, garlicky basil sauce. You’ll want this sauce on everything! I’ll be honest. I’m not entirely the biggest veggie-eater. Nope, my priorities are typically on bread, pasta, anything with cheese, more bread, and maybe more pasta. But if they’re grilled, I will eat every single vegetable there […]
My sister and I were talking a few days ago. She said, “I’m tired of having to provide meals day in and day out.” Yeah, me too. In normal times, we like going to restaurants. And, of course, we can still get carryout. But it’s not the same experience. I do feel guilty about not […]
I went to a local farmer’s market yesterday and discovered that it’s HARVEST TIME. I bought eggplants, tomatoes, a red onion, and some peaches. Yum! Today, I made a veggie bake that turned out really delicious. Here’s my simple harvest time recipe: Eggplant Tomato Parmesan Bake 4 baby eggplant, peeled and sliced lengthwise2/3 cup seasoned […]
Picture of the day Interior of the church of St Felix, Torralba de Ribota, province of Zaragoza, Spain. The church, of mudéjar and late gothic style was built between 1367 and 1420. The church is a national heritage monument in Spain (known as Bien de Interés Cultural) since 2006.