Bonsai: the haiku of the tree world

...care. It's almost like having a pet."Bonsai, Japanese for "planted in a tray," originated in China in around 200 A.D., and the art spread several hundred years later to Japan. The art of bonsai was introduced to the U.S. in the late...

Arts & Entertainment
Refuge Notebook: A new clam on the beaches

...is not the only place that these clams are invading. Vikings brought soft-shell clams across the Atlantic around 1300 A.D. to Europe where they are now widespread. There, soft-shells have continued to invade new areas in recent years, reaching...

A D Granger

Highlighting history

The site of two Dena'ina traditional houses, or nichils, dating back to 1500 A.D. located in Old Town Kenai have remained unmarked for decades. But hopefully not for long. Rebecca Lambourn, Kenai Parks and...

Pigskin Pick'Em: NFL week 7

...respectable 3-2, but how confident are we in the fighting fish? The Dolphins last won a playoff game in the year 2000 A.D. There are a number of interesting theories bounding about the world wide web that attempt to answer why Florida is so...


Opens Friday, Feb 21, 2014 Synopsis: Paul W.S. Anderson directs this period disaster film centered on the story of a Pompeii gladiator who races to save his true love as Mount Vesuvius prepares to erupt in A.D. 79. After rising out of slavery to become a gladiator, Milo (Kit Harrington) falls for radiant merchant's daughter Cassia (Emily Browning), who is being coerced into marrying a nefarious Roman Senator. Meanwhile, as the lava starts to flow, Milo must escape the arena and rescue Cassia before they are both turned to ash. CarrieAnne Moss, Adewa Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jared Harris, and Kiefer Sutherland co-star.
~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Kit Harington, Carrie-Anne Moss, Emily Browning, Adewale Akinnuoye-Agbaje, Jessica Lucas Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

A Field in England

Now Playing Synopsis: A 17th-century alchemist captures a small band of English Civil War deserters, and forces them to help him search for buried treasure in this psychedelic horror drama from director Ben Wheatley (Kill List, Sightseers). The year is 1648 A.D. As a fierce battle rages in the English countryside, a small group of soldiers flee for their lives. They're nearly free when they encounter the mysterious O'Neil (Michael Smiley), who guides them across a sprawling mushroom circle in search of an elusive treasure. After dining on the abundant fungi, the weary travelers experience a paranoid break from reality while suspecting that the treasure may not be gold, as they initially suspected. Meanwhile, mysterious forces in the field begin to stir. Reece Shearsmith and Julian Barratt co-star. ~ Jason Buchanan, Rovi Cast: Reece Shearsmith, Michael Smiley, Julian Barratt, Peter Ferdinando, Ryan Pope, Richard Glover Movie Details Play Trailer Buy Tickets Movie Review

Cursed is He who hangs from the tree

...Friday." Good Friday is also when the A.D. time clock began for dating our current...clock from B.C. (Before Christ) to A.D, (Anno Domini, "Year of our Lord...not a part of either the B.C. or A.D. time table. With that said, there...

Artist puts new spin on ancient art form with encaustics

...classes in Anchorage, Nelson joined the revelry of artists who create in a medium that has been around since at least 80 A.D. The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has an encaustic portrait painted onto a mummy on limewood from about that...

Fifth graders complete DARE course

...year teaching the course. He said has really enjoyed the experience and getting to know the students. Each classroom has a D.A.R.E. box that students can anonymously drop in written questions. During the first five minutes of every D.A...



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