An Afterlife for the Church of Love?

Spenard Road has always attracted an off-kilter attitude to match its meandering path. In the city grid, Spenard stands out. Now, thanks to a $3 million grant from ArtPlace America, the area has grown even more colorful. Just check out the Church of Love marquee for...

Q+A with Alex France

From web designer to coder to exhibition designer, Alex France is a shapeshifter. Texas-born and raised, she moves between digital and physical realities as the graphic and digital media designer for the Anchorage Museum. An average day can consist of hovering 12 feet...

Date Night in ‘Old Russia’

You hoist wooden spoons in the air and smile politely. “Look into each other,” Nina commands. She means “gaze into your date’s eyes,” but in her Russian-inflected English, words have a way of coming out upside-down. Which is how you’ll feel after a night in Nina’s...
24 hours in Homer

24 hours in Homer

Homer’s many names describe it well: The Halibut Fishing Capital of the World. The End of the Road. The Cosmic Hamlet by the Sea. Wrapped up in Kachemak Bay and the Kenai Mountains at the terminus of the Sterling Highway, it’s a place where otters bob between boats in...
24 hours in Ketchikan

24 hours in Ketchikan

Photos and story by Bailey Berg Anchored to the banks of the Revillagigedo Island, Ketchikan has lured visitors in as regularly as the spawning salmon that swim up Ketchikan Creek each summer.    With cultural authenticity, historic charm and unspoiled wilderness just...
Last call in Ketchikan

Last call in Ketchikan

In the bustling Ketchikan Visitors Bureau, a woman scrawled on a whiteboard with the smooth red ink of a felt-tip marker: “Ship departs at 2 p.m.” Behind her was a frenzied dance of newcomers, fresh off the MS Volendam, the last cruise ship to make port in Ketchikan...