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Brandenburger practices a 'Grizzly Trade'

Once upon a time, Dale Brandenburger wrote dark fiction. It was when he relaxed and began to incorporate the humor he saw around him into his...
Once Upon a Time?.

"How would you like to share with the group your story of recovery?" (gulp) "Hey Mudrooms is doing a night on 'gifts.
Gimme a Smile: Let's make a deal

...they're called car dealers, as opposed to car retailers or car stores. It's all about the deal.My brother, who once upon a time sold used cars, had some tips for us. "Say 'no' four times," he said. "They'll expect to hear 'no' three...
Cunningham re-imagines 'The Snow Queen'

"The Snow Queen" (Farrar, Straus and Giroux), by Michael Cunningham Like the Disney megahit "Frozen," Michael Cunningham's new novel is loosely based on the Hans Christian Andersen fairy tale "The Snow Queen.
Arts calendar music: Chrome Forest, 10 p.m., McGivney's.SATURDAY, May 24TAFY Dance Spring Dance Showcase, "Once Upon A Time," 2 and 6 p.m., Thunder Mountain High School auditorium. Details: A Collection...
TAFY Spring Dance Showcase Saturday

TAFY Dance Alaska will host its Spring Dance Showcase, "Once Upon A Time," this weekend at the Thunder Mountain High School auditorium. Show times will be at 2 and 6 p.m. Saturday, May 24. TAFY...
Slack Tide: Local Jökul

...wipe off the handcrafted gourmet rhubarb sorbet).That word is "jökulhlaup." And now we've got our very own.Once upon a time, "jökulhlaup" referred to a specific recurring glacial outburst flood near Vatnajökull, Iceland. Despite the age-old...
Five good (Alaskan) reads

In celebration of Alaska Book Week, this week's "Five Good Reads" feature has been expanded to include multiple contributors, who were asked to focus on Alaskan books in any genre.
India gold culture defies curbs

...browsed in a jewelry shop.Her mother, Jaishri, agreed. "Of course, nobody can afford as much as we used to. Once upon a time, we used to buy gold by the kilo," she said. "But the price is so high now, we just buy what we can for the...
In the Stacks: New picture books

New picture books at the public libraries include two new alphabet books, a new Lemony Snicket ("The Dark," with illustrations by Jon Klassen), and many others - look for them on the New shelves in the children's areas at each branch.


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