Learning and culture at the top of the world
I bought my first telescope, a Unitron 2.4 inch refractor for about $120 back in the early 1960s. As a struggling college student at Marquette University in Milwaukee Wisconsin, I had to pay it off in twelve installments. It survived the long trip to Barrow in 1985 and has been my basic scope for arctic stargazing ever since.
Luis Gonzalez Palma never took a picture here
I wanted to make something about Cathy Rexford’s work for a couple of reasons. I’ve known Cathy for a while. Her family is from Kaktovik, and mine is from Barrow. We both lived in Barrow and even worked together at the Tuzzy Library.
Image and memory, past and presentToday we share the last in our new series of videos that add to the web-based collection of stories we call “Glimpses of Who We Are.” This video reunites two friends from Barrow - one a film maker and the other a writer - in an evocative work that explores a geography that, for some, feels extremely foreign. Yet the nostalgia for people and places past is something acutely familiar, especially this time of year.
From Barrow to SundanceTen years ago when visiting New York City, a colleague suggested we invite to dinner a NYU film student from Barrow. This month, that “starving student” will have his feature film, the first to be shot in Inupiaq, screened at Sundance. Rasmuson Foundation is matching donations this week to help get the two Barrow-based actors to one of the biggest film festivals on the planet.
- Łuk’ae Tse’ Taas comic artist collective highlights Alaska Native storytelling, traditional and fantastic worlds - Alaska Public Media March 13
- Third Avenue Navigation Center open for business March 10
- Take a peek at what’s happening for First Friday | Juneau Empire March 3
- Tlingit leaders dedicate totem pole in Sen. Murkowski’s D.C. office March 1