“Ten months have passed since I’ve last seen the sun,” begins 16-year-old Alex Halprin, narrator of Mike Mullin’s “Ashen Winter.” The book is the second entry of a dystopian saga trilogy set in the upper Midwest. North America is suffering the devastating aftermath
The delegation of Chinese is visiting Kansas. They are having dinner with state dignitaries. Is this some formal meal at a fancy Kansas City restaurant? No, it is an authentic chuckwagon meal, prepared by historic re-enactors from rural Kansas. Becky and John Conway are the
Now, it seems, Edward Snowden, the 29-year-old who is on the lam after leaking top secret data on National Security Agency’s surveillance programs, wants to come home. But on his terms. Those, according to his father, include being free from custody until his trial
Leo Strauss coined the phrase reductio ad Hitlarum to describe the logical fallacy of tying one’s opponent to Adolph Hitler by ridiculous means: a special kind of reductio ad absurdum. For example: Hitler was evil. Hitler had a mustache. Therefore, mustaches are evil! Hitler
Today Read to Dogs, 2-4 p.m. Read to a certified therapy dog. The dogs have been trained to listen, and they help children relax while reading. Avid readers welcome also. No sign up required. Manhattan Public Library Storytime Room. Jazz Brunch, 11 a.m.-1
Watching President Barack Obama in Asia and Europe, it seems he is either out of his element when it comes to dealing with some of the world’s problems or doesn’t take it seriously. Prior to his European visit, he met with Chinese leader
In the realm of high-school athletics, two brothers playing for the same team is not uncommon. But more often than not, enough of an age or talent gap exists that one ends up on the bench or playing JV while the other plays a more
Arthur Edward “Art” Holtman, 94, of Manhattan died Thursday at Mercy Regional Health Center in Manhattan.
Remember the old Rice Krispies breakfast cereal threesome, Snap, Crackle and Pop? My two sisters and I liked those puppet characters named for the cereal’s auditory freshness (supposed by marketing types). I was Crackle, because I like he was in the middle and he
Robert C. Osborne, 73, a longtime Manhattan resident died June 20 at his residence in Fountain, Colo.
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