• Bridal show, eagle day, KSU basketball and more

    With a fresh dusting of snow, there could be a white Flint Hills Bridal Show this weekend. More than 50 wedding vendors, from florists and caterers to DJs and photo booths, will be on display at the Hilton Garden Inn from .

  • ‘Fences’ thoughtful, full of dramatic turns

    Playwright August Wilson is about ten years gone now, dead of cancer. Denzel Washington has gotten ahold of the playwright’s screenplay version of his own “Fences.” And the resultant film is playing downtown in the mall 13-plex. “Fences” is .

  • New movie complex has positives, but also complexities

    Here is a set of observations about the new movie theater in town. The 13-plex is attached to the south end of the Town Center mall. It features smaller auditoriums than some of those out at Seth Childs, but the .

  • ‘Ville revelers ring in new year sans apple drop Nye1

    The Big Apple’s New Year’s Eve Performance in Times Square wasn’t the only celebration that experienced some technical difficulties this year. In Aggieville, the apple didn’t drop. At 12:10 a.m. the little apple was still shining .

  • It’s a girl: First baby of 2017 born on Jan. 2

    Manhattan’s first baby of 2017 took a little while getting here. Evelyn Fenske was born at 12:28 p.m. Monday at Via Christi Hospital. She weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Jake Fenske said his wife, Yue Fei, started having .

  • Lots of films make their way to DVD this month

    When looking at the recent movies to be released on DVD during the month of January, one sees that Hollywood no longer believes its customers give movies as Christmas presents. If they did, most of the long list of films .

  • Good things outweigh bad of 2016

    This year was somehow simultaneously one of the best and worst years of my life so far. A lot happened in my life in 2016. I spent more time in nature and tried to be healthy by working out, learning yoga .

  • ‘Tribe’ tackles military, PTSD issues

    “Tribe: On Homecoming and Belonging,” by Sebastian Junger, examines the consequences of mankind’s social evolution from small, hunter and gathering tribes to the modern world. This book grew out of an article Junger wrote in the June 2015 issue of .

  • Love story covers immigration, family

    “The Sun Is Also a Star” is a new book from author Nicola Yoon, whose debut novel “Everything, Everything” became a New York Times bestseller. Although “The Sun Is Also a Star” is technically classified as a young adult novel, .

  • Finding a diet after the holiday feasts

    First there was Thanksgiving with its turkey and pumpkin pie (and everything else), and a few short weeks later, there was Christmas. And the feasting hasn’t let up for a moment between the two. But now it’s over. .

  • ‘Naturalist’ explores Roosevelt’s life as a scientist, outdoorsman

    While we tend to regard Theodore Roosevelt (1858-1919, President 1901-08), as a brilliant politician and warrior, he also had a strong bent as an outdoorsman and natural scientist. Darrin Lunde concentrates on exploring these latter facets from his childhood through .

  • Some movies of 2016 were pretty awful

    Every year around this time, press agents start working up stories about movies and movie performances that may win awards. To some people, the least cynical among us, this suggests that many movies are in some way or ways “worthy.” .


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