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Stage and screen: Is a picture 'worth a thousand words?'
Jack Marcus (Clive Owen) and Dina Delsanto (Juliette Binoche) are seriously damaged people. They are also honors-level teachers at an upscale private school in the film “Words and Pictures” (2013). Jack, in spite of his out-of-control drinking, and irresponsible teaching style, is revered by his wannabe Ivy League students. Jack has a long and diminishing track record at his school. While once a star teacher and w...
Jun 26, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 21 21 recommendations | email to a friend
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Local photographer leaving Kodiak
With a move approaching, local photographer Sylwia Ok looks forward to continuing her business in Maryland. Her husband is in the Coast Guard, and they’ll be moving to Baltimore, taking the ferry to Bellingham, Washington, and driving from there. “We’re spending six days on the ferry and then doing a cross-country with plenty of stops to photograph,” Ok told the Mirror on Wednesday. Since marrying her husband 11 y...
Jun 19, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 10 10 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Could baseball become India’s new pastime?
J.B. Bernstein (John Hamm of TV series “Mad Men” fame) is down on his luck sports agent. This year’s Disney sports biopic “Million Dollar Arm” tells the amusing and touching story of how Bernstein’s imagination, creativity and chutzpah triggered a cultural revolution in American baseball and life in India. As the film opens J.B.’s clientele has aged, retired and not been replaced. He and his partner Aash (Assif Ma...
Jun 12, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 28 28 recommendations | email to a friend
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Glass floats to Ugandan prints: Kodiak Art Walk to showcase variety
Walkers in Kodiak will be able to experience art in many different media, from sealskins to Ugandan photos, for the First Friday Art Walk on June 6. The Alutiiq Museum, the Kodiak Public Library, Dead Humpy Gallery, Harborside Fly-By, The Frame Shop and the Baranov Museum will be hosting artists during the walk. At the Kodiak Public Library, Kierra Murphy’s “Beachcomber’s De-Light,” an installation of glass floats...
Jun 05, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'Belle' – A beautiful and worthy film
From any perspective “Belle” (2013) is beautiful. The story of this narrative feature film is remarkable and poignant. The title character, Dido Elizabeth Belle (Gugu Mbatha-Raw) radiates character, equanimity, charm and physical beauty. Dido is the illegitimate daughter of Captain Sir John Lindsay (Matthew Goode). Sir John refuses to relegate his mulatto daughter to the inevitable life of poverty and degradation ...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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Alutiiq haiku takes honorable mention in contest
Peggy Azuyak from Old Harbor took an honorable mention in April’s salmon-themed haiku contest by The Salmon Project. She wrote it in Alutiiq. It reads, “Taugkut qaqiyat / yat Pugtut tuRamni kuigkun / kun Atert’sluku.” The translation is: “Those silver salmon/Float in my dory down river/Taking them to sea.” Jennifer Simeonoff, also from Old Harbor, took an honorable mention as well. Her entry was, “Tiny fry sets ou...
May 29, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 11 11 recommendations | email to a friend
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Crab Festival Art Show opens Friday
The volunteer team behind the annual Crab Festival Art Show never knows what they have to put on exhibit until the evening before the big opening. "We usually have a variety of art from carving to quilting and everything in between," local artist Antoinette Walker said. "It's really exciting." The show opens Friday with a reception from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the Kodiak Inn Harbor Room, featuring hors d'oeuvres and ...
May 22, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 16 16 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Not Simply 'Bad Words' – A Bad Movie As Well
The usually authoritative International Movie Data Base (IMDb.com) has it all wrong when it comes to the 2013 comedy “Bad Words.” IMDb clearly misstates the reality of this mediocre film when it suggests that the film’s stars are Jason Bateman, Katherine Hahn and Alison Janney. While Bateman did have the lead role and directed the film and Hahn played an uninspired role reporter/girlfriend and Allison Janney excel...
May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 22 22 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS graduate has art exhibit in Berlin
Mixed-media artist Hannah Kaplan, a 2009 Kodiak High School graduate, will have an exhibition in her adopted city of Berlin, Germany, through June. Kodiakans may remember Kaplan primarily as a filmmaker, who scored a hit in Alaska with her short skateboarding documentary spoof. But while here she also studied Alutiiq mask-carving with Sven Haakanson and visual arts with Bonnie Dillard. Hannah, the daughter of Mari...
May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak student soloist earns first-place in Anchorage
Kodiak High School student Christina Leithead earned first-place honors and a command performance in the recent Alaska School Activities Association State Solo and Ensemble Contest held in Anchorage. According to an email from KHS band director Dale Lhotka, 13 Kodiak soloists and groups competed with about 700 students from around the state. Their ratings were: Traditional vocal solo, Christina Leithead, first pla...
May 15, 2014 | 0 0 comments | 8 8 recommendations | email to a friend
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