Wednesday, November 25, 2015


  • Movies | November 25, 2015

    ‘The Night Before’ is frantic rather than comic


    It took considerable skill to get all the odd elements in “The Night Before” to keep from canceling each other out or confusing the viewer to the point that the conclusion makes no sense at all.

  • Movies | November 24, 2015

    ‘My All American’ follows a familiar formula


    Let me suggest an alternate understanding of the life of Freddie Steinmark, Texas football safety and subject of the hagiographic “My All American.”

  • Arts, Leisure | November 22, 2015

    Strong House tour, Santa Claus, Festival of Lights

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    Henry Strong built the home from native limestone in 1867. The open house will feature stories of Territorial Kansas, the Underground Railroad, and the Henry Strong family (including Grandma Hoerner who was Henry’s granddaughter.)

  • Holidays | November 21, 2015

    Attempting the Everest of Thanksgiving dishes: turducken


    This turducken wasn’t as pretty as the one Martha Stewart made, but it sure tasted good. And as any gourmand will tell you, that’s what’s most important.

  • Arts, Leisure | November 21, 2015

    Orchestra prepares to say farewell to director


    During his 27 years as conductor of the Gold Orchestra, David Littrell has kept his hands busy and his heart full.

  • Off The Beat | November 21, 2015

    Talking with pictures


    I personally am a big fan of emojis, even if I regularly question whether I spend an unhealthy amount of time every day staring at my phone.

  • Books | November 21, 2015

    KSU grad publishes poignant short story collection

    Christopher Linforth’s short story collection, “When You Find Us We Will Be Gone,” is a curation of short fiction that exemplifies the aesthetics of contemporary realism.

  • Books | November 21, 2015

    Books to help you deal with fun, stress of holidays


    The song claims that it is the most wonderful time of the year, and in many ways it is, but we would be remiss if we didn’t acknowledge that for many it is also a time of great stress.

  • Books | November 21, 2015

    Nicholas Sparks’ latest novel will delight old and new fans alike

    It has a strong thread of menace and suspense, provided by a deranged stalker (and perhaps more than one) out to seek brutal revenge for a perceived slight. As such, it is a compelling mystery as well as a love story.

  • November 21, 2015

    Town reaches out to help those suffering from war

    Today we’ll learn about a rural Kansas community that took specific action to help a war-torn community halfway around the globe. That initiative began more than a half-century ago, and the relationship is being renewed again.

  • Gardening | November 21, 2015

    Some hardy flowers are still in bloom


    My Rocket Cherry snapdragons have continued to produce red blooms late into the season. Often the end of blooming comes in mid-October with a frost. I grew them in a container with Lobularia Giga White.

  • Arts, Leisure | November 19, 2015

    Transgender Remembrance Day, Festival of Trees and more


    A world-renowned transgender advocate and K-State alum is returning home to present a Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Resource Center lecture as part of a day of remembrance.

  • Movies | November 17, 2015

    Cast isn’t given enough to do in ‘Love, the Coopers’


    Remember “Love, Actually,” an English holiday-season movie (with a cast full of names) about a series of vaguely related romances? Well. It’s back. Sort of. In an American version.

  • Local |Neighbors | November 16, 2015

    How a woman’s desire to save dogs also helps diabetic patients


    Everybody has a weakness. Donna Elliott’s weakness is dogs — in more ways than one.

  • Arts, Leisure | November 16, 2015

    ‘Christmas Carol: The Musical’ entertaining, impressive


    Ockrent and Ahrens have done a better than average job of adapting the original story. And the performing arts school talent at K-State has done even better in staging “A Christmas Carol: The Musical.” They’ve made it a thoroughly entertaining and often impressive show.

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