Though Kathy Pauls no longer works as an elementary school teacher, her passion for education and reading has never diminished. Now, though, she shares that knowledge and enthusiasm with inmates at the Riley County Jail.
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Join us at the Manhattan Public Library for Talk About Literature in Kansas (TALK) book discussions on March 19, April 23 and May 21. The theme is “Living with the Land.” (The following descriptions are provided by Humanities Kansas.)
The killing of Qasem Soleimani — either the Iranian commander of the Quds Force in the Islamic Revolutionary Guards Corps or a revered humanitarian and philanthropist, depending on which narrative by American politicians or media outlets one chooses to believe — at Baghdad’s airport by an Am…
WABAUNSEE — A few miles south of Wamego and east of a bend in the Kansas River, there’s a hill that overhangs and looms over the rest of the rolling prairie.
Those of us attending the recent Troika-managed touring production of the musical “The Color Purple” probably already knew the show’s story. After all, Alice Walker’s celebrated novel has been around since 1982. And there was a movie version, in 1985, directed by Steven Spielberg and starrin…
“I’d like a non-smoking room for one night, please – with plenty of prairie hay in it.” That probably doesn’t sound like a typical request at your local lodging establishment. It demonstrates the unique needs of someone traveling with horses.
The new movie “Dolittle” is a children’s film rather than an entertainment “for the whole family.” But adults may be delighted by the demonstration of what filmmakers can do now with assisted animation and special effects.
Just the picture on the cover made me reach for the book — Mel Brooks with his distinctively crazy look. “Funny Man” by Patrick McGilligan is a captivating biography of the comedy giant, covering his rags-to-riches life and triumphant career in television, films and theater.
While most of the United States was celebrating the recent holiday season, those hailing from certain Asian countries await the Lunar New Year, or Spring Festival.
The new film “Bad Boys For Life” again pairs Will Smith and Martin Lawrence as Miami police detectives. Perhaps more significantly, it was produced by Jerry Bruckheimer but was not directed, as were the first two films in the trilogy, by Michael Bay.
OLATHE — Following a busy 2018 with several deployments and redeployments, Maj. Gen. John Kolasheski, commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, said it will slow down this year.
Longtime Manhattan city manager Ron Fehr said he begins each day with a smile, an eagerness to work with his coworkers and aspirations to make Manhattan better.
Let’s go to the 2019 National Restaurant Association Expo in Chicago. Food suppliers are displaying products from across the nation. Only one of these suppliers is a producer of a healthy, fermented drink called kombucha that promotes health in a person’s gut. This remarkable business is own…
The animated family movie “Spies in Disguise” displays some of the strengths we associate with recent non-Disney animated films. “SID” was made for the Blue Skies label, so it is a Disney product. But it is not one of their widely promoted, big-budget offerings.
It was 30 degrees outside Friday and sleeting a bit. The public library closed at 1:30 p.m., so I went on to the grocery store. It was open, and busy. No 2% milk quarts.
There’s a quote in one of my favorite books, “Love in the Time of Cholera”: “She discovered with great delight that one does not love one’s children just because they are one’s children but because of the friendship formed while raising them.”
The new year often brings a desire for change, and for many people that change is health-related. Thousands of diets promise to help you shed weight, but if Google’s top annual searches are any indication, people in the United States are interested in a few trendy methods.
The future belongs to Asia, said geopolitical strategist Parag Khanna. In “The Future is Asian,” Khanna argues that a tectonic shift in global power is occurring. If the 19th century belonged to Europe, and the 20th century to the United States, then the 21st century now belongs to Asia, sai…
“School days, school days, dear old golden rule days.” That nostalgic song describes good memories which many people have from their school times of yesteryear. One author has captured the history of many schools from the past across the state of Kansas. It’s today’s Kansas Profile.
Greta Gerwig was coming off her substantial success as director of “Lady Bird” when we began to hear she was going to write and direct a screen version of Louisa May Alcott’s “Little Women.” Now this film is playing in town.
Come back to Kansas. That phrase might sound like a state tourism advertisement, but it would also describe the journey of college football players who grew up in the Sunflower State, moved away, and found an opportunity to come back home. Today we’ll learn about one such player.
Hudson Mattis Cox was not only the first baby born to new parents Derek and Bethany Cox. He was not only the first infant welcomed in Manhattan in 2020, but also the new decade.
It proved to be all too easy to come up with a list of the worst movies of 2019 without including “Cats.” Some readers may be astonished by that statement.
The movie version of Andrew Lloyd Webber’s “Cats” musical has slipped into the multi-plex. As an entertainment it is fine — thin in some ways and apparently intended for children, but pretty to look at and featuring some stars.
Drop seed. That’s what I do to plant my garden, right? When we put those words together, that is also the name of a beautiful grassy plant called prairie dropseed. Now it is the name of an innovative Kansas business. Today we’ll learn about a Kansas technology company which is designing soft…