Zachary Snowdon Smith
Sitting down to a formal dining table covered in an array of different-sized forks and spoons isn’t half as challenging as eating a bowl of rice ōryōki-style.
“I’m an agent of chaos,” Heath Ledger’s Joker declared in the 2008 film “The Dark Knight.” Thankfully, the 10 Jokers who emerged onto the streets of Cordova on Halloween weren’t bent on mayhem.
A montage of squalid, dystopic images from Hong Kong, Simon Liu’s “Signal 8” is obviously fortunately timed for a serious reception.
Dale Peck memorably described the novel “Infinite Jest” as “bloated, boring, gratuitous and — perhaps especially — uncontrolled.” Even at 15 minutes, “Receiver” achieves something similar.
Jonathan Schwartz’s experimental short combines microscopic leaf-textures with jerkily animated images as from a children’s flipbook.
Here's a hint: don't cover it with nail polish.
“Ticks are beginning to be an issue clear across the country,” veterinarian Dr. Ken Hill said. “People who like the outdoors, and who hunt and fish don’t want to see those kinds of things come to Alaska.”
“I really believe in breaking down that fourth wall and having people be part of an experience as opposed to it just being a passive watching experience,” says musician Rup Sidhu.
“We’re aggressively working on it,” said Native Village of Eyak Executive Director Bert Adams. “We’re looking at both a short-term and a long-term solution … Getting ferry service here next week can’t happen, realistically. But, getting service here December, January, February — we think that’s reasonable and realistic.”
Seventy-one people participated in an Oct. 26 5K run through Cordova, many wearing Halloween costumes or other whimsical outfits. The event was organized through Cordova Family Resource Center’s Girls on the Run program, which focuses on physical and emotional self-development for girls in grades three through six.