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Stage and Screen: Epiphanies aren't only religious anymore
A new genre of film has appeared on my radar screen — the “epiphany flick.” While these films have been around for a long time, epiphany flick has not been a term that I have used to describe a film that examines an allegorical experience which transforms a person from one philosophical, religious or political position to another. That all changed with “Promised Land” (2012). I have used the patronizing term “chic...
Jan 10, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Program brings art to Kodiak Courthouse
The Kodiak courthouse has added new artwork in an effort to make people's visit to the courthouse less stressful. Law clerk M'Leah Woodard is responsible for the recent additions. Woodard started working in Kodiak as the clerk for Judge Steve Cole in August. Shortly after arriving, she undertook a project to bring more art to the courthouse. "When I arrived in August, all of the walls in the courthouse were white,...
Jan 03, 2013 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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New book covers Aleutian freighters
It’s not an easy job hauling cargo down the length of the Aleutians, and a new book published by Seattle’s Documentary Media takes readers behind the scenes of the Aleutians break-bulk industry. “Aleutian Freighter” is the latest work by James Mackovjak, a Gustavus resident who has previously written about commercial fishing in Glacier Bay and logging in Southeast Alaska. “It was a really nice project because I go...
Dec 20, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: 'Starlet' Ain’t No Dog
“Starlet” Ain’t No Dog In the 2012 film “Starlet,” Jane (Dree Hemingway) is 21. Jane is drop-dead gorgeous. Jane is a nice girl from Florida who lives and works in Los Angeles. Jane makes her gritty living by starring in hard-core porn flicks. Jane shares an apartment with Melissa (Stella Maeve) and her pimp Mickey (James Ransone.) Melissa is an air-head dope smoker with the intellectual and moral depth of an empt...
Dec 13, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Book signing highlights second book swap
After the Kodiak Public Library Association raised almost $800 with its first-ever brewery book swap, KPLA has decided to try again. On Sunday after, the Kodiak Island Brewery will host another swap, with proceeds going to benefit the new library. The second edition, which runs 3-5 p.m., will be “bigger and better,” KPLA capital campaign manager Kelly Longrich said. The swap will be highlighted by the arrival of a...
Dec 06, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and screen: Lincoln — a man for the ages
“Lincoln” (2012) is a war movie. It portrays battlefield action from beginning to end — some in the muddy killing field trenches and some in the House of Representatives of the Congress of the United States. The story opens on a Civil War battlefield. Union and Confederate troops are engaged in mano a mano, toe-to-toe bloody conflict. This is not the stuff of romantic, Civil War gentleman-soldier depictions. We se...
Nov 29, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 5 5 recommendations | email to a friend
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KHS represented at All-State Music Festival
Last week, eight band and choir students from Kodiak High School went to the All-State Music Festival in Anchorage to perform with the top high school musicians from across the state. The All-State Music Festival takes the top musical performers from Alaska's high schools and combines them into one giant choir, band and orchestra. "We sing with people we've never sang with before and work with a director we've nev...
Nov 21, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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Stage and Screen: Hero or villain? — Your Choice!
A catastrophic mechanical failure causes a commercial airliner to dive uncontrollably toward the ground from 18,000 feet. All efforts to regain control of the plummeting aircraft go for naught. Control surfaces do not respond to hydraulic or manual commands. The ground is closing in on the airplane and nothing can be done to raise the nose of the plane to achieve more lift from the failing engines. ‘Whip’ Whitaker...
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak High School's art students to appear on iTunes
The work of Kodiak High School’s art students will appear on iTunes later this month as part of an innovative new project. At this month’s Alaska School Board conference in Anchorage, students from four Alaska communities were invited to contribute chapters to a digital book entitled “We are Alaska.” To represent Kodiak as one of the four communities, students from the high school’s art class wrote a story, drafte...
Nov 15, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 1 1 recommendations | email to a friend
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Kodiak College presents 'Silent Night, Lonely Night'
Kodiak College will host its first full-scale theater production in several decades this weekend. Director Jared Griffin said about 20 people are involved in the production "Silent Night, Lonely Night" by Robert Anderson. The show features a woman with an unfaithful husband and a distant son in prep school, and a man whose wife is in a sanitarium. Both of them come together in a New England inn on Christmas Eve 19...
Nov 08, 2012 | 0 0 comments | 4 4 recommendations | email to a friend
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