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  • A vibrant sound is now dead silent

    CORDOVA, ALASKA -- By way of telling his story, and the story of this fishing village, Mike Maxwell -- born, raised and hoping to die here -- wants to talk about what happened to the herring. They were the little kings of the sea in these parts. They ran...
  • 'The Essays of Leonard Michaels' by Leonard Michaels

    'The Essays of Leonard Michaels' by Leonard Michaels
    The Essays of Leonard Michaels Leonard Michaels Farrar, Straus & Giroux: 206 pp., $26 Until Leonard Michaels was 5 and learned English in school, he spoke only Yiddish in the Lower East Side enclave where his Polish-Jewish parents raised him. And maybe...
  • Advanced sushi

    Advanced sushi
    It was a life-changing moment: The sushi chef presented my friend and me with wine glasses filled partway with sake; tiny live crabs crawled up the sides. Back into the kitchen the glasses went, and soon the crabs returned as very crisp, tiny, perfectly...
  • Alaska Struggles to Recover, 10 Years After Exxon Valdez

    CORDOVA, Alaska -- A year after the Exxon Valdez ground onto a reef in the middle of a frigid March night in 1989, unleashing the worst environmental disaster in U.S history, a striking thing happened. Amid oil-blinded sea otters and beached whales and...
  • Hooked on fishing Alaska

    PETERSBURG, Alaska -- The average halibut is big and uglier than the inside of a dumpster, as everyone in this little cannery town knows. By big, I mean 100 to 400 pounds, which is why fishermen have suffered broken arms and legs hauling them into their...