• Prairie chicken booming, artisan demonstrations and more Planyourweekend

    Your first chance to see the mating ritual of prairie chickens is this weekend. The Flint Hills Discovery Center is hosting greater prairie chicken booming tours for the next four weekends. The experience begins with an early morning light hike .

  • Forget TV, check out these new DVD releases

    A hundred freakin’ channels and there’s nothing ever on. As the weather warms, what they’re offering on TV seems weaker and weaker. One can always go back and watch the classics. But there are also new movies that .

  • Live-action ‘Beauty and Beast’ holds few surprises

    No matter how one tries to formulate remarks about the new, live-action “Beauty and the Beast” movie, what one says is going to sound like complaining. That’s too bad. Disney’s 2017 version of its 1993 stage musical based on its 1991 .

  • ‘The Founder’ examines Ray Kroc of McDonald’s fame

    Chicagoland native and corporate salesman Ray Kroc apparently referred to himself as “The Founder” of McDonald’s drivein restaurants. The movie about his association with the McDonald brothers, also called “The Founder,” stars Michael Keaton as Kroc. It is playing .

  • Dietitian works with families to figure out their nutrition routines Neighbors6

    Hilary Rombeck wants people to know a dietitian does more than help people lose weight. Rombeck, the owner of Embrace Nutrition, 2029 Vanesta Place No. 16, works with people to maximize all areas of their eating habits, but she focuses on families, .

  • Film is about something scarier than murder

    On the one hand the new movie “The Belco Experiment” is an Agatha Christie concept as a horror picture. Eighty people are barricaded inside an eight-story building, the intercom begins making announcements, and people start dying. And the deaths are .

  • A case against trying too hard to be happy

    This fascinating and stimulating book was written by British writer and documentary filmmaker Ruth Whippman. Moving from Britain to Berkeley, California, with her husband and son, she noticed Americans seemed to be much more invested than are the British in .

  • ‘Rogue One’ novel dives into characters’ minds

    Ashley Bergner Contributing writer It’s easy to dismiss movie novelizations as sub-par literature. They’re different from pre-existing books that are then adapted to film; they’re not always the best-written books, and they often come across as little .

  • Slavery, family story starts slow

    Hannah Ens Contributing writer The synopsis for this book had one of my “sign me up” phrases: upstairs- downstairs drama. Toss in magic with a societal power imbalance and I’m in. Gilded Cage takes place in contemporary Britain where .

  • Meet the Makers, prairie chicken booming and more

    SUNDAY Free genealogy presentation: Getting Started with Your German Family History, 2 p.m. Learn about things you need to know in both American and German records to begin tracing your German roots. The presenter, Kelsee Walker, has a bachelor’s .

  • ‘Kong’ isn’t the worst choice for monster movies

    If you must go see a movie about giant monsters, maybe “Kong Skull Island” wouldn’t be the worst choice. It looks tons better than “Godzilla” (even the newest version). And if its story doesn’t have the figurative kick .

  • Old gym memories

    Afternoon walks sometimes take me to the Kansas State campus, where I enjoy strolling through venerable old buildings filled with memories of my time as a K-State student in the early 1970s. The other day, I ventured into the Gymnasium .


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