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  • K-State Rodeo, Polar Plunge, Tower of Power and more

    Break out your boots and spurs for the annual K-State Rodeo at Weber Arena this weekend. Friday is Tough Enough to Wear Pink night in support of cancer research and awareness. Rodeo begins at 7:30. There are two opportunities for rodeo .

  • ‘Darker’ isn’t a disaster, just not much of a story

    The sequel to the “Fifty Shades of Grey” movie, “Fifty Shades Darker,” really isn’t successful enough at telling a story to merit the usual treatment. Oh, it is sexy, and there is some fun in it. “Darker” isn’t .

  • There’s action aplenty in latest ‘John Wick’ film

    The “John Wick” films are provocative gestures aimed at the makers of December movies like “Collateral Beauty” and “Manchester by the Sea.” “Soul searching?” the action movies seem to say. “We don’t need no soul searching in our entertainments. .

  • New movie ‘Dog’s Purpose’ boring, predictable

    The new movie “A Dog’s Purpose” features a dog who saves his human family from burning up in a house fire, tracks crooks for the Chicago police, saves a 12 yearold girl who has fallen into a river at a .

  • Architecture professor builds knowledge of past masters Neighbor arch

    Mick Charney, an associate professor of architecture at K-State, still has a memento from when he first realized his interest in architecture. When he was in elementary school, a salesman came to his family’s door peddling encyclopedias. His parents .

  • ‘Rings’ will seem dated to trendiest movie fans

    Horror movies are made according to the current version of a steadily evolving formula. Or at least that’s usually true. The new release “Rings,” though, is a sequel. And, perhaps consequently, it is a product of the formula as .

  • K-State expert suggests wines for Valentine’s Day

    A Kansas State University expert says selecting the perfect wine for Valentine’s Day is easy: Choose the one you like. When sweethearts choose an ideal pairing from a group or type of wines they prefer — whether white or red, .

  • Do you feel the love?

    Fall in love… Best of My Love… I Will Always Love You… love nest… Love Me Do. I Love You for Sentimental Reasons… love affair… Loving You Has Made Me Bananas… The Love Boat… Love Connection. The greatest of these .

  • ‘One Man’ not just another Auschwitz novel

    It would be easy to dismiss “The One Man” as just another novel about Auschwitz. But that would be improper for a couple of reasons, the first of which is that it’s hard to imagine dismissing anything that has .

  • Biography tells interesting story of espionage

    Aaron Pauls Contributing writer The life of people in espionage is often romanticized, notably in the popular James Bond films. The life of the real people who trade in secrets and lies is very different, a fact “Adolfo Kaminsky” gives .

  • Killer post-apocalyptic books for ‘Walking Dead’ fans

    A post-apocalyptic story at its finest, “The Walking Dead” tells the story of sheriff ’s deputy Rick Grimes, after he wakes from a coma to find the world infested with “walkers.” Survival becomes tantamount to Rick and the people he .

  • ‘Still Life’ hits heart like a tornado

    Hannah Ens Contributing writer Sarah can’t draw anymore. She can’t pin down a single cause; all she knows is that she arrives in class one day and can’t bring herself to create anything. Is it something the .


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