Marissa Weiss explores life in Alaska: The cold, the dark, the ice, the 3,000 miles between her and her parents in Maryland.
A Fleeting Resource: In Praise of the Cold
Miranda Weiss on moving to Alaska — 3,000 miles away from her parents — and choosing to stay there.
A Whale Hunt on Facebook
Anti-whaling activists target an Arctic subsistence hunter after a whale hunt gets media coverage.
A Village Falls into the Sea
Shishmaref, an island village north of Nome, Alaska, is the front line for global warming’s effects on rising sea levels.
Want To See a Polar Bear? Just Follow the Bones
In one Alaskan town, the bone pile is a bounty for hungry polar bears and enterprising tour guides.
The Bounty of the Bone Pile
Butchered whales lure polar bears and tourists to a coastal Alaskan town. So far, so good. Sort of.
Overcoming the Grief-Soaked Years: The (Yukon) Quest for Solace
At ESPNW, Matt Crossman profiles Katherine Keith, a musher and Ironman athlete who overcame grief to win Rookie of the Year, placing seventh in the Yukon Quest, a 1,000-mile dog sled race.
Big Macs Are Trophies to Some People
I would scan the commercials for every tiny detail about what life was like when you lived somewhere where there was a McDonald’s: sunshine, happy music, food wrapped up like presents in special papers and boxes, cups that came with lids and straws. Straws! People in the real world ate food in brightly colored packages […]
The Peacemaker: A New Story by Eva Holland and Pacific Standard
For our latest Longreads Member Pick, we’re excited to share early access to a new story by journalist Eva Holland, to be published next week by Pacific Standard. “The Peacemaker” tells the story of Schaeffer Cox, the 30-year-old activist and founder of the Alaska Peacemakers Militia who was sentenced last year to 26 years in […]