Elena James' Fiddle, showing a little wear on the bow after "Orange Blossom Special"

Hot Club Comes to Boise


Among WC’s very favorite live bands would be Hot Club of Cowtown. WC saw them live for the first time as a part of Mountain Stage’s first show in Fairbanks back in 2012. They blew the crowd away. At the time, WC called them “the offspring of Django Reinhard and The Texas Playboys.” They were…

Embarrassing Alaskans Since 1972


Rep. Don Young (R, Any Alaskans Who Voted for Him) managed to embarrass himself on the floor of the U.S. House again on Thursday. During the debate on government spending, Rep. Young tried to insert an unrelated amendment on wildlife management. Washington Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal (D, Washington) had the temerity to criticize Young’s proposed amendment. Young…