Friday, September 4, 2015


  • Letters | September 14, 2013

    Is Herspring playing to the red state peanut gallery?

    To the Editor: Leo Schell’ s recent letter was right on point. It seems obvious that Professor Herspring is trying for the title of the KSU nattering nabob of negativism. My perception is that his positions are against anything President Obama does or says. Is

  • Books | September 14, 2013

    Author blends genres to paint literary picture of Haiti

    Roxane Gay’s collection Ayiti is a blend of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. While the poems and stories vary widely in genre and scope, they are all linked through their characters’ unyielding longing for satisfaction. They seek that satisfaction through sex, rum, zombie arts, a

  • Books | September 14, 2013

    Paradise might not be so perfect

    Be careful next time you choose to live the life of wealth, luxury and perfection on an island like “Demesne.” Demesne is the futuristic location featured in “BETA,” the first of four installations which is almost ‘perfectly’ presented by author Rachel Cohn.Cohn is no

  • Obituaries | September 14, 2013

    John Burroughs Jr.

    John Alfred Burroughs Jr, 68, died in his home in Manhattan on the weekend of September 7.

  • Books | September 14, 2013

    Government threatened by ‘Brilliance’

    Sometimes you pick up a book on a hunch, or curiosity, without knowing what it’s about. So it was with “Brilliance.” There was no synopsis of the story. All that was on the back cover were cryptic reviews, good ones. “A brilliant writer,” said

  • Obituaries | September 14, 2013

    Joanna Rockwell

    Joanna (Rapp) Rockwell, 87, of Manhattan died on Thursday at the Leonardville Nursing Home in Leonardville.

  • Books | September 14, 2013

    Literature honors history of U.S. Constitution


    An important document in our nation’s history is having its 226th birthday this year. The supreme law of the land was adopted on September 17, 1787, and ratified on March 4, 1789. The United States Constitution has endured through flush times and recessions, through times of dynamic expansion

  • Obituaries | September 14, 2013

    Betty Kleiner

    Betty Jane Kleiner, 88, of Manhattan died Thursday at Via Christi Village in Manhattan.

  • Books | September 14, 2013

    Life after Harry: Rowling expands her identity in the world of fiction

    This much-anticipated first post-Harry Potter “adult” novel by JK Rowling tells the interwoven stories of multiple characters in the small town of Pagford, England. After a member of the town council dies suddenly and unexpectedly in his early forties, this “casual vacancy,” as such an

  • Obituaries | September 14, 2013

    Gladys Sylvester

    Gladys Sylvester, 86, of Sabetha died Friday at the Apostolic Christian Home in Sabetha.

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