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Will the Real Sam McGee please stand up: The Yukon/Klondike Gold Rush Trail on the Looney Front, Part 4

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

There are strange things done in the midnight sun By the men who moil for gold; The Arctic trails have their secret tales That would make ...

From Tombstone Park to Whitehorse: The Yukon/Klondike Gold Rush Trail on the Looney Front, Part 3

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.11.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Some 70 miles from Dawson City, shortly after the junction where the Dempster Highway branches off from the Klondike Highway to begin its rough 458-mi...

Dawson City, Canada - Ground Zero of a Stampede: The Yukon/Klondike Gold Rush Trail on the Looney Front, Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.08.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Dawson City, snug on the banks of the Yukon and Klondike rivers in Canada's far-north, now lives off its past as epicentre of one of the largest peace...

Along the Top of the World Highway to Dawson City: The Yukon/Klondike Gold Rush Trail on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.15.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Of course I'm doing this the wrong way round. Those gold rush stampeders of the naughty nineties surged up to Whitehorse in Canada's Yukon Territory, ...

Nome's Iditarod and the Lost Continent of Beringia: Alaska's Wild West on the Looney Front, Part 2

Mike Arkus | Posted 10.01.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

After its gold rush days, Nome won everlasting fame as the destination of the original Iditarod dog mushing race, although it was not called that back...

There's No Place Like Nome: Alaska's Wild West on the Looney Front, Part 1

Mike Arkus | Posted 09.27.2015 | Travel
Mike Arkus

Now do you want to know how Nome - without road connections, on the Bering Sea, in far west Alaska, 102 miles south of the Arctic Circle, only 161 mil...

Connect With Yukon's Remoteness Through Damien Tremblay's Book Yukon Dreams

Gurdeep Pandher | Posted 09.21.2015 | Books
Gurdeep Pandher

In Damien Tremblay's book Yukon Dreams, the attractive aesthetics of remote areas in the Yukon are illustrated and displayed in their full glory, drawing people's attentions to these regions.

Sense of (dis)Place

Mary Ellen Hannibal | Posted 01.19.2015 | Green
Mary Ellen Hannibal

It's premature to depart from John Muir before we have more fully visited with him. We take it for granted that he saved places like Yosemite just because they were beautiful. There's more to it.

Gold Fever Hits Cuba

Yoani Sanchez | Posted 10.20.2014 | World
Yoani Sanchez

Evening falls and the sound of the sieves in the rolling hills trails off. The three men collect their belongings. They've finished the first day in their arduous search for gold.

5 Must-Sees in Skagway, Alaska

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 10.04.2014 | Travel
Chuck Mirarchi

In 1897, over 100,000 would-be-miners and dreamers traveled from all over the world and stampeded into Alaska on their way to the Klondike Valley to find their riches during the Klondike Gold Rush. Many of those prospectors came through Skagway, Alaska.

Devils' Town Art Exhibition Opening This Weekend

Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre | Posted 10.01.2014 | Los Angeles
Rodrigo Ribera D'Ebre

Since the war of conquest when California was annexed into the United States and the village or pueblo of Los Angeles began its transformation into a city, it began its developmental process through an extreme scattered detachment of people.

California's Historic Drought Brings Gold Rush

The Huffington Post | Emily Thomas | Posted 02.27.2014 | Green

Historic levels of low water have brought on a crippling drought in parts of California, but it may have also brought on a second gold rush. As re...

PHOTOS: Creepy Pics Of Abandoned Mining Towns

www.weather.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

The gold rush in North America spanned from Montana to California and drove tens of thousands of Americans to drop everything and seek their fortunes...

PHOTOS: Creepy Pics Of Abandoned Mining Towns

www.weather.com | Posted 01.25.2014 | Weird News

The gold rush in North America spanned from Montana to California and drove tens of thousands of Americans to drop everything and seek their fortunes...

The Secret Behind L.A.'s Literature

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 01.23.2014 | Los Angeles
Lionel Rolfe

A '20s renaissance developed around Jake and his bookstore next to the downtown library and in his Echo Park digs. Later after the war Anais Nin, and presumably Henry Miller and Bukowski, hung around in the very same hills of Echo Park.

The Story of an American Jazz Musician

Lionel Rolfe | Posted 11.17.2013 | Arts
Lionel Rolfe

Unquestionably Jazz is America's greatest musical form. It is our classical music. Like the Russians, we have excelled in producing great writers and great musicians.

On the Trail of the Whales: All at Sea

Doreen Walton | Posted 10.26.2013 | Green
Doreen Walton

Humpbacks sizes of buses frolic close by. The two-year-old spots a mother and baby orca jumping together, splashing silver from their black and white uniforms. Beautiful. Then, an adult orca comes straight for the boat.

The Gold Rush Is SO 1849

AP | By TRACIE CONE | Posted 09.21.2013 | Technology

SACRAMENTO, California (AP) — Across the U.S. West, early miners digging for gold, silver and copper had no idea that one day something else very va...

Gold Rush!

AP | MARTIN GRIFFITH | Posted 06.21.2013 | San Francisco

RENO, Nev. — Tiny pieces of California Gold Rush history fetched big bucks at a Reno auction of Western Americana. The Jack Totheroh Collection...

Discovery Renews 'Gold Rush' For Season 4

Posted 02.22.2013 | TV

Discovery has renewed its reality hit "Gold Rush" for a fourth season, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The show, which follows the exploits o...

Will 'Les Miz' Virgins Enjoy The Movie?

Mike Ryan | Posted 01.24.2013 | Entertainment
Mike Ryan

I had always thought of Les Misérables as something that was (A) kind of complicated, (B) beloved by a lot of people and (C) impossible for me to catch up on at this point in my life. It would be like deciding all of a sudden, "You know, maybe it's time I took up polo."

Will Denzel Washington Crash The Best Actor Race?

Mike Hogan | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Mike Hogan

Best Actress has nothing on Best Actor. Consider the lineup of male performers with a legitimate chance of being nominated: Daniel Day-Lewis, Joaquin Phoenix, Denzel Washington, John Hawkes, Anthony Hopkins, Hugh Jackman, Bradley Cooper, Ben Affleck and Jamie Foxx. Truthfully, I could make an argument for any of those guys -- especially Cooper, who is a revelation in "Silver Linings Playbook"; he gives a performance that will forever change how audiences view him as an actor.

The Metaphors of Fracking

Sandra Steingraber | Posted 09.17.2012 | Green
Sandra Steingraber

Fracking is a technology surrounded by metaphors that blind us to the data. Natural gas is called a bridge. And, claim its proponents, it will carry us to many good places.

Basia Bulat: Remembering to Us Our Songs

Daniel J. Kushner | Posted 08.26.2012 | Arts
Daniel J. Kushner

When Canadian singer-songwriter Basia Bulat takes the stage each night, she does so without a setlist. This seems rather akin to a trapeze artist performing without the aid of a net.

WATCH: Mom Finds Meteorite Worth Thousands

The Huffington Post | Emily Cohn | Posted 05.04.2012 | Money

A stay-at-home mom from the aptly named El Dorado County in California recently stumbled on something far more precious than gold. Brenda Salveson...