• Gym owner helps people find confidence with boxing

    Lorissa Belcher knows how to roll with the punches. Belcher, owner of KO Boxing and Fitness, transitioned from years of dance training into coaching boxing, and she emphasizes the fitness and focus aspects of the sport, not the fight. She’.

  • Ensemble offers entertaining program at McCain

    Those who regularly see events in the McCain Auditorium series may have the idea that Canadian musicians are bent on performing re-arrangements of well-known music. Over the last few seasons, we’ve heard East Village Opera Company and Brooklyn Rundfunk .

  • SPOOKED: Junction City haunted house returns to frighten the masses

    It’s that spooky time of year again. Zombie Toxin Haunted House, 417 N. Franklin St. in Junction City, is ready to scare the neighborhood once again as part of the Halloween tradition of haunted houses. The local haunt is based .

  • Trip was a grand ole experience

    Forty years ago, I was a young journalist working at my first real job for Grit, a nationally circulated newspaper headquartered in Williamsport, Pennsylvania. Grit carried a lot of entertaining content, including feature stories on popular show-biz personalities. Readers assumed .

  • True believer: Marton dives into American turned Russian spy

    “True Believer” gives us a look into the fascinating life of Noel Field, a Swiss-born Quaker turned Communist turned spy turned prisoner turned propagandist. It is a story that is sad and, in a way, infuriating. Though he was, by .

  • ‘Commonwealth’ leaves readers wanting more

    ‘Commonwealth’ is the latest novel is by the beloved author of ‘Bel Canto,’ ‘The Patron Saint of Liars,’ ‘The Magician’s Assistant,’ ‘Run,’ ‘State of Wonder’ and other books. Unlike some other writers, novelist Ann Patchett’s books each has .

  • Some dehumanized dystopias for young adults

    October is — in my humble opinion — one of the best months of the year. The weather is consistently cool, the leaves are changing colors, and the full anticipation of Halloween is in the air. For me, enjoying this month means .

  • ‘Talking Stick’ offers better way to communicate for everyone

    To everyone’s misfortune, our nation’s presidential election is defined by unethical argumentation techniques: name- calling, false accusation, malicious slander, salacious conjecture, hostile provocation and vicious mockery, all offered as a plan for “winning.” The violence at the heart .

  • You’ll find something amusing among new DVDs

    The first of the bigbudget movies of the summer to be released on DVD are coming out this month. In retrospect, none of them was the sort of film that people will be watching for decades. And they weren’t .

  • ‘Max Steel’ a fairly satisfying action picture

    There’s a new liveaction superhero movie in theaters. It may seem familiar to viewers. “Max Steel” has already been a television show a couple of times. The little flying alien will remind older viewers of the mechanical bird in “.

  • K-State homecoming events, Straight No Chaser and more

    K-State’s homecoming week continues Thursday with the Union Program Council Children’s Carnival: Growing Up Purple with Willie Wonka from 6 to 8 p.m. at the K-State Student Union. The event features activities, games and prizes from UPC, as well .

  • New ‘Birth of a Nation’ movie debuts

    There is an new movie called “The Birth of a Nation,” a movie which tells the story of slave rebellion led by Nat Turner in 1831, in the state of Virginia. As movie histories go, it is fairly realistic. As movie .


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