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Alaska troopers encourage selfies for backcountry travelers

...ubiquitous self-portraits, usually snapped with smartphone cameras, that make up countless Facebook profile pictures and online avatars.But they don't want selfies snapped in bedrooms or bathrooms, in the privacy of your own home. They're suggesting Alaskans...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2015-01-22/alaska-troopers-encourage-selfie
Outdoors
Film digs in to mine: 'Red Gold' looks at issues surrounding Pebble

...real-life, Alaskan version of the motion-picture phenomenon "Avatar." While "Red Gold" does not take place in space, but rather...inhospitable place to have a mine." "Red Gold," unlike "Avatar," really tries to show different perspectives on the controversial...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/031110/pul_584517184.shtml
Pulse
Homer man dies trekking in Patagonia

...and Alaska. Reed wrote "The Granite Avatars of Patagonia," a series of photos and...Feraudo had taken a copy of "The Granite Avatars" to Fernando Garcia, a friend of Reed's...the mountains Reed calls "the granite avatars." Reed said he thinks Feraudo then hiked...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2015-02-14/homer-man-dies-trekking-in-patago
Opinion
Bob Franken: Our heroes' broken promises

...administrations. In fact, many of them have gotten worse.Maybe that's why we get enjoyment from watching some of these pumped-up avatars occasionally get cut down to size. It might explain our fascination over the fall of former Virginia Gov. Bob McDonnell...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-09-20/bob-franken-our-heroes-broken-pro
Opinion

...recent "body swapping" at her Tribeca studio, she invited a group of professional women to try on what she calls sculptural avatars, which can each weigh from seven to 20 pounds. Stein asked the wearers to imagine they are trying on another skin "to get...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-07-14
News

...game.The game was originally released in Japan last year and features a cast of Mii characters - Nintendo's personalized avatars of real players - living on a virtual island. Gamers can do things like shop, visit an amusement park, play games, go on...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-05-07-1
Arts & Entertainment
Refuge Notebook: Lessons from across the Pacific

...China's most famous National Park, Zhangjiajie - the site of James Cameron's fictional planet "Pandora" in the movie Avatar - visitors are not allowed to walk off paved trails, camping is prohibited, and vendors line rest areas to capitalize on nature-seeking...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/outdoors/2013-12-05/refuge-notebook-lessons-from-acr
Outdoors
Fairbanks' Ski for Women attracts colorful crowd

...arrive each year for the ski in force. They also come dressed in themed costumes. They have been Barbies, Raggedy Anns and Avatars. This year, about a dozen of the ladies looked earthy dressed as birch trees. Though the event is for women, some men participate...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2012-04-07/fairbanks%E2%80%99-ski-for-women-att
News
Gulliver travels to the 3-D dimension

...for the past six or seven years, but with James Cameron's "Avatar" hitting at the end of 2009, the floodgates were open. 2010...all the hoopla? I honestly can't say for sure. I hear "Avatar" was pretty cool in 3D, and I've heard that it helped...

http://www.peninsulaclarion.com/stories/010611/pul_766416800.shtml
Pulse
Movie review: 'Gravity' leaves reviewer clinging to the edge of his seat

...Alfonso Cuaron achieves a remarkable level of realism, realism that wasn't even possible a few years ago. It wasn't until "Avatar" and the new technology spearheaded by James Cameron, that the possibility of "Gravity" became a reality. It may seem like...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2013-10-09/movie-review-gravity-l
Arts & Entertainment

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