Tsagaan Sar: A Mongolian tradition, in Alaska

Mongolian Students Society vice president Munkh-Urguu Enkhbold says Tsagaan Sar is the Mongolian and Eastern Asian equivalent of Christmas. It provides an opportunity to celebrate family and Mongolian traditions, such as cuisine and clothing.

Alaska Native storytelling: Will it survive?

When the boarding schools came to Alaska and the lower 48, an entire generation of Alaska Natives was robbed of their language. Those who...

One of Anchorage’s hottest vinyl stores, Obsession Records, is expanding

With the recent comeback of record players, everyone seems to be dusting off their old turntable and playing their old favorite album, just as...

Out and about: A lineup of First Friday events in Anchorage

This upcoming Friday, March 2, a number of different art showcases, exhibitions and First Friday events will be held close to UAA and the...

UAA | University Art Analysis — A famous artist from Ohio...

Alaska’s beauty and wildlife remain preserved in the scenes painted by a distinguished Alaska artist, Fred Machetanz. One of Machetanz’s prints, “Golden Years,” hangs in...

Hitbox First Impressions – Call of Duty: Modern Warfare multiplayer

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare continues the return to boots-on-the-ground gameplay from Call of Duty: WWII. Modern Warfare’s gameplay is slower-paced compared to its...

Childish Gambino creates a music genre of his own with ‘Awaken,...

The highly anticipated delivery of Childish Gambino's newest album has finally arrived - and been just as game-changing as we expected it to be....

Hitbox Retrospective: Mass Effect 2

After almost 10 years, Mass Effect 2’s combat is dated. Thankfully, its writing isn’t. The purpose of this retrospective is to determine if Mass Effect...

UAA | University Art Analysis – Sculptures by Oppenheim cause violent...

“I did a piece in Alaska called 'Image Intervention,' which is like a house that is hit by an earthquake,” Dennis Oppenheim said in...

Thomas Chung’s ‘The Trickster’ on display at ARC Gallery

After drawing controversy over decapitated Trump painting, UAA art professor’s current exhibit looks at the trickster archetype

Folk festival brings music and dancing to Anchorage

The annual Anchorage Folk Festival will celebrate 31 years of music, dance and workshop events Jan. 15-26. The festival serves to represent community performers...

Local movie makers screen their first feature film

BIZZAY, a local production company with ties to the University of Alaska, recently screened their first feature length film, "Chance"

Something for everyone at Tri Sigma’s holiday bazaar

For the second year in a row, the Alumnae Chapter of Sigma Sigma Sigma, or Tri Sigma, will host a holiday bazaar for all...

UAA | University Art Analysis – When statues become scenery

When art becomes a fixture, does time erode meaning? In 1999, Bright Bimpong was commissioned to make two statues for Rasmuson Hall. These curious statues...

Chocolate and a bittersweet goodbye

After over two decades of giving chocolate demonstrations at the UAA Bookstore and retirement on the horizon, Chef Vern Wolfram's upcoming presentation will likely be his last.

UAA | University Art Analysis – Meet ‘Archibald’ the mechanical moose

A foreign species of moose has made his home on the UAA campus, and the happiness he spreads is invasive. Bonnie Nygard has filled...

Saving the environment, one pop-up book at a time

“Our Plastic Ocean, Our Clean Ocean” is an illustrated, pop-up book for elementary-aged children which aims to raise awareness of ocean pollution. The pop-up...

The quest for Anchorage’s best chicken fried steak

In the search to find the best chicken fried steak in Anchorage, Victoria and I realized that there are, quite possibly, too many breakfast...

Quick Dash Films shows off collaborative talents in short films

Brothers James and John Kendall are making short films for now, but hope to someday create a feature film. The Kendall brothers grew up in...

Classical pianist wraps up van tour of Alaska

Brooklyn-based classical pianist Miki Sawada hoped to show classical music's continued relevance through her "Gather Hear Alaska" tour

Local radio, local musicians

Out North Radio's Studio Sessions give lesser-known bands a chance to play a show live on air.

Theatre Review: The Taming of the Shrew

by Janeen Russell  One of William Shakespeare’s earliest plays, The Taming of the Shrew, wrapped up production last Sunday. Presented by the UAA’s Department of...

Student choreography, dancers take center stage

Dance in Performance returns to Harper Studio

Picking Up the Pieces: UAA ceramic artist Viola Armistead reflects on...

When Southcentral Alaska was struck by a 7.0-magnitude earthquake, Viola Armitstead had two concerns in mind; the immediate safety of her family… and the...

Murals of opioid addictions, recoveries and hope

The murals are on the second floor of the Fine Arts Building until March 8, when they will be featured at Anchor Park Methodist Church for a showing hosted by the Opioid Task Force at 4 p.m.

All About Anchorage: summer events in June

Take a look at what Anchorage has to offer through the first month of the summer

‘The Treasure of the Sierra Madre:’ A look at Western greed...

Iconic film shows the psychological impact of prospecting

‘The Giver’ is a classic read

Originally a phenomena when published in 1993, The Giver (the first of a loosely bound trilogy) has continued to enthrall subsequent generations. Written by...

National juried art competition ‘No Big Heads’ to open for 33rd...

“No Big Heads,” the Hugh McPeck gallery’s annual national self-portrait juried exhibition, is returning for its 33rd year on Oct. 18. The exhibition welcomes...

UAA | University Art Analysis — A steel sculpture helps students...

For over 30 years, “Steel Sculptures” from the American Institute of Steel Construction, or AISC, have been erected on over 180 colleges and universities...