Good Reads: Summer vacation edition

...Arts and Humanities Council: I just took "Shop Class as Soulcraft" by Matthew Crawford to Skagway for the weekend. Amy O'Neill Houck, writer, currently traveling in Cordova:I'm reading "The Goldfinch" (by Donna Tartt) right now, also the latest...
Coleman pedals to seventh at Kluane

...Silvertips, Johnstone, Kelowna X8 10:25:5219. Totally Tubular, Labesky, Skagway F8 10:29:1420. Cruz Control, O'Neill, Whitehorse F8 10:36:1321. Peddling for the Peel, Clark, Whitehorse X8 10:36:1722. Are We There Yet?, Henney...
A Long Way Down

Opens Friday, Jul 11, 2014 Synopsis: Four suicidal strangers find support in the last place they ever expected to in this emotionally charged comedy-drama based on the novel by Nick Hornby. It's New Year's Eve in London, and disgraced television personality Martin (Pierce Brosnan) is about to take a flying leap off of Topper's Tower when he's interrupted by Maureen (Toni Collette), a lonely single mother who's reached the end of her rope. Meanwhile, as the pair realize their suicide plans have overlapped, onto the rooftop dashes Jess (Imogen Poots), a rebellious teen with nothing left to live for. Just when it seems this despairing group can't possibly get any bigger, rocker-turned-pizza delivery driver J.J. (Aaron Paul) shows up with a fresh pie and a death wish. Rather than taking the plunge together, the unlikely foursome decide to put their plans off until Valentine's Day -- sticking together and supporting one another in the interim. Later, as their friendship deepens, their unusual pact stirs a media firestorm. Sam Neill and Rosamund Pike co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Pierce Brosnan, Toni Collette, Imogen Poots, Aaron Paul, Rosamund Pike, Sam Neill Movie Details Buy Tickets Movie Review

A conversation with Alaska playwright Arlitia Jones

...downtown along with Emily Wall and Ernestine Hayes. Amy O'Neill Houck sat down with Jones at The Douglas Cafe this week to talk...playwright. Here are some excerpts from their conversation. Amy O'Neill Houck: Can you tell me how you got started writing "Rush at...
What became of the Yukon kings? An in-river look perspective. To me, you wouldn't expect any other result from the management that was taking place."? Dan O'Neill is the author of three books: "The Firecracker Boys," "The Last Giant of Beringia" and "A Land Gone Lonesome." He can...
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'Elysium,' sci-fi straight from the news headlines

Neill Blomkamp may be well on his way to becoming the only sci-fi writer-director who matters. And if "Elysium" is more an evolutionary...
Today In Sports History

...a 3-1 victory over Canada.1999 - Australia's Susie O'Neill shatters swimming's oldest record, breaking the 200-meter...37 in a World Cup short-course meet at Malmo, Sweden. O'Neill broke the record of 2:05.65 set by Mary T. Meagher of the...
Empire wins 12 Alaska Press Club awards

...Sharing the award with Lowell is Peninsula Clarion reporter Rashah McChesney, and Molly Dischner, Andrew Jensen and Dan O'Neill of the Alaska Journal of Commerce.Wrote the judge: "Much the same as the first place winner, this series wins second place...
Anchorage-based 49 Writers announces spring classes, two in Juneau

...Development and Revision" with Amy O'Neill Houck and "Characters: Real And Imagined" also with O'Neill Houck.49 Writers was formed in January...Characters: Real And Imagined" with Amy O'Neill Houck, Saturday, March 23, 10 a.m...
A conversation with Marcus Gardley and Nakissa Etemad

...hope this play can be a gift for the people who live here because they have given me a gift with their kindness.? Amy O'Neill Houck is a writer and knitwear designer living in Juneau; she blogs at and goMarcus...


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