Focal Point

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Mobile kitchens draw lunch crowds to Spenard - 6/11/2013 11:08 am

Hundreds gather to show support for family of slain Cambodian couple - 5/29/2013 9:37 pm

Party like it's 1922 at Sullivan's Steakhouse - 5/24/2013 10:37 pm

Launching the Classic Sailboat Orca at the Homer Boat Harbor - 5/21/2013 5:54 pm

One of state's best gymnasts headed to Junior Olympics - 5/9/2013 2:37 pm

A train ride across Anchorage - 5/9/2013 10:58 am

A Pool for Pooches - 5/2/2013 10:19 am

An Airports Heights family portrait - 4/13/2013 2:58 pm

Anchorage in style

Nick BartholomewNick BartholomewLissa McKinneyLissa McKinneyIs Anchorage the worst-dressed city in the nation? I think it's safe to say most of us are not losing sleep over this, but clearly the poll in Travel and Leisure Magazine and the Associated Press story that explores the topic has caught some attention here. On Friday, I wandered through a few venues of the First Friday Art Walk downtown, looking to collect just a small sample of what Anchorage residents look like when they're stepping out for the evening. Virtually everyone I mentioned the story to was aware of it and had an opinion. From the ranking, one might expect to see a disheveled lot shuffling their mud boots from venue to venue, forever cowering from the icy wind. The truth was much less stereotypical. Of course, no group of portraits could accurately represent the a city of close to 300,000. However, on a beautiful summer night, I think it's safe to say we clean up just fine. When it's cold, perhaps we're bundled just right to insulate us from the air and the pretentions of some on the Outside.
Chad CulleyChad CulleyChris Covington and D.C. JohnsonChris Covington and D.C. JohnsonTravis RileyTravis RileyHolly GittleinHolly GittleinMaria LeeMaria LeeAbbey Tuttle and Dave EmbreeAbbey Tuttle and Dave EmbreeRyan RomerRyan Romer

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