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  • Going higher: The stories of mountain climbers Marcia.allen1

    Dorling Kindersley Publishing has long enjoyed a respected reputation for high quality books, particularly those with beautiful photography and interactive layout.  Each title seems to be an engrossing, all-encompassing tour of its topic, one which treats the reader to .

  • Four groups take the MHS stage for a winner-take-all show Guitar

    Someday, Tuesday’s Battle of the Bands at Manhattan High School might represent the back story to the beginning stages of a popular musician’s career. That’s the hope of many in the four bands, who performed original songs .

  • What’s the matter with Kansas prep basketball?

    Forty-three years is a long time to wait to tell somebody you think they’re screwing up big-time. But it is not long enough for me to forget my poor opinion of the way the Kansas State High School Activities .

  • Hydrangeas favorite plant to grow Greggeyestone1

    Garden magazines and other sources of information rave about Hydrangea shrubs. In a recent gardening magazine, it was listed as the number one plant that people should have. Since my wife is a fan, I pay attention to this genus .

  • The only way to stop the war on drugs is to legalize those same drugs.

    “Americans spend more on illegal drugs than the people of any other nation on the planet.”  — Ioan Grillo “Ioan Grillo’s El Narco: Inside Mexico’s Criminal Insurgency” describes a $30 billion-a-year entrenched business that has long tentacles reaching inside .

  • Drama is better than history lesson in ‘Red Tails’ Christopher.conner

    Dramatizing history is a risky business, especially if that history is as popular as World War II aviation. “Red Tails” dramatizes the experiences of a small cohort of pilots of the 332d Fighter Group from 1944 to 1945. “Red Tails” begins with .

  • Comedy, basketball & fairy tales on tap this weekend

    Help cheer on the Wildcats this weekend. First up is the On The Spot Improv Troupe, which is getting ready for the College Improv Tournament in Kansas City on Saturday. They will be offering a free performance tonight at 8 p..

  • Sadly, ‘Joyful Noise’ has little new to offer G.w.clift1

    Can it have been eight years since Cuba Gooding Jr. and Beyonce Knowles appeared in a movie called “The Fighting Temptations” about an outsider who comes in to a small, Southern church and helps its choir to win a big .

  • ‘Extremely Loud ...’ beautifully developed but internally vacant G.w.clift1

    Director Stephen Daldry’s new movie is called, for reasons not immediately clear, “Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close.” The story concerns the attempt by an eccentric 10-year-old, Oscar Schell, to accommodate himself to the death of his beloved father, who .

  • Later explanation doesn’t compensate for poor sound in movie G.w.clift1

    Somebody’s going to have to explain the story of the new movie “Haywire” to me. Or, actually, somebody had to explain it to me immediately after the showing I watched, in Seth Childs Cinema’s audio-challenged auditorium number eight. .

  • Club is ‘cool, ’ and that’s no bull Neighbor

    “Very cool.” It may not sound like cowboy or Western-way-of life terminology. Yet that’s the way the K-State Rodeo Club president repeatedly described activities of the revived-and-energetic college campus group. Unquestionably, enthusiastic is the attitude of Julia Kaufman in .

  • ‘Young Frankenstein,’ from the movies, surprisingly successful on stage G.w.clift1

    We’ve had a run of movies made into theater productions. Most of the titles that come immediately to mind — “The Lion King” being first — belong to the category of entertainments made so that blocks of tickets could be purchased .


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