Like a heist movie, the essay introduces the players (an Alaska Native educator and two games developers), sets up the stakes (the stereotypes of Native Americans that saturate the media), and then delivers the goods: the game they created together, about a young girl surviving in the Arctic....more
Posts Tagged: Alaska
“The story was there in the music, down to the epilogue.”
Leigh Newman’s memoir, Still Points North: One Alaskan Childhood, One Grown-up World, One Long Journey Home, gets a unique treatment over at Largehearted boy‘s Booknotes, a column where authors are asked to compile a sort of soundtrack to their process....more
It’s that time of year again, the time we’ve all been waiting for: Iditarod season.
What? You don’t follow the annual dogsled race through a thousand miles of brutal Alaskan wilderness commemorating the 1925 transportation of life-saving diphtheria serum from Anchorage to Nome??...more
I can’t figure out why James Michener gets such short shrift. Is it because he’s too popular? Or because he had help with his painstaking geographical research? The critical disregard doesn’t bother me, though, except that I wish there was someone with whom I could chat about the most recent book I loved, Alaska....more