Daria Dodds had one goal in mind early Friday: secure a Kitchen Aid mixer — preferably a blue one — to give as a gift.
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This book offers 22 brief but compelling stories of real people who have been severely wronged by others but have come to forgive them. The transgressions here have usually been extreme, such as brutal rapes, abuse, kidnapping, and murders. However, this is a book written in love and is neve…
Some days I feel pulled in different directions. Probably lots of people feel that way these days. Today we’ll meet a company that finds its products are definitely being pulled in lots of different directions – but that’s a good thing. That’s because this company makes livestock trailers th…
“Let Him Go” is a new movie with Kevin Costner and Diane Lane. It was written and directed by Thomas Bezucha, based on a 2013 novel by Larry Watson. The setting is Montana and North Dakota in 1964.
Growing up on a farm in Kiowa, a small city in southern Kansas, Hope Foltz said she didn’t have much exposure to the clothing and fashion worlds, but she’d loved them all the same.
Friends may not be able to gather together in-person to celebrate Thanksgiving this year because of the coronavirus pandemic, but that doesn’t mean the celebration has to stop.
According to the United States Census Bureau, in 2019, 6.9 million Americans identify as American Indian and Alaska Native (AIAN) persons, and this year there are 574 federally- recognized American Indian tribes.
Bingo! That’s a fun game that many people love to play. Today we’ll meet a creative community foundation that used bingo and other projects to support its community during the pandemic.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, more than 35 million people across the U.S. lived in a food-insecure household. The ongoing pandemic has only diminished many people’s ability to access food.
Tana French is a highly-regarded Irish mystery writer. Books like “The Witch Elm,” which was lauded by The New York Times, and “In the Woods,” which NPR and The Washington Post praised, earned her a quick following. Typically, she writes of the investigations of the Dublin Murder Squad, in a…
What does it say that some movie fans can still, somehow, figure out what the new releases are, and that these fans will show up, even for a 6 p.m. showing of a modest little horror film?
“Some people want to tear old buildings down. We want to build old buildings up.” That statement from the chair of the Lecompton PRIDE program, Greg Howard, symbolizes the vibrant spirit of this community.
Along with a good-sized crowd, we attended the first Friday evening showing of “The Empty Man” recently for horror movie season. And this new film will give viewers some tingles.
With Phyllis Pease’s background in art, Hannah Pease’s experience in baking, and the pair’s shared fondness for cooking, the mother-daughter duo in 2018 created Little Batch Co., a small baking company.
The arts world is slowly coming back to life after performance venues and museums closed in March. K-State’s McCain Auditorium and Beach Museum of Art are still closed to the public, but both are seeking new ways to offer connections to the arts from home.
Victoria Jamieson, author of “Roller Girl,” has written a new graphic novel for kids, “When Stars are Scattered.” It is co-authored with Omar Mohamed, and it tells Omar’s true story of living nearly his entire childhood in a refugee camp in Kenya. Jamieson’s humorous illustration style was t…
The New York Post recently published a story regarding Hunter Biden’s alleged emails documenting the financial connections the Biden family had with Ukraine, China and Russia and the extent to which the former vice president may have been involved. The article raised serious questions about …
If you have bought a sticker or locally-made T-shirt from ACME, Taylor Carr, creative director for the store, has likely designed it.
What happens when a Windigo calls your name? Has Cork O’Connor heard the Windigo call his name? That is only one of the mysteries in “Iron Lake,” a novel by William Kent Krueger.
Probably most Americans, in reflecting on our nation’s history, believe that writing the Constitution in 1787 assured the cohesion and continuation of the union for over 200 years. The single glaring exception, of course, was the 1861-65 Southern secession and the ensuing Civil War.
Romalyn Tilghman, author of “To the Stars through Difficulties” a 2018 Kansas Notable book, grew up about two blocks from Lee Elementary School in Manhattan. Tilghman was born Romalyn Eisenstark in Stillwater, Oklahoma, in 1950. Her family moved to Manhattan in 1952 for her father Abraham’s …
Liam Neeson has made a good living the last decade or so playing action movie heroes. In 2008, French film godfather Luc Besson turned out at thriller called “Taken.” Neeson starred as a former spy whose daughter is abducted.
The local multi-plex continues to bring in some new films we would never have seen here except for the government response to the coronavirus. This time it’s a Canadian movie called “The Kid Detective.”
Dr. Anne Clark, cello, and Dr. SongHwa Chae, piano, presented a program of works by Martinu, Ginastera and Tchaikovsky Friday evening in the Manhattan Arts Center’s Grosh Performance Hall for an audience limited by COVID-19 distancing necessities to 35 persons.
The 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote, was ratified 100 years ago in August of 1920. Our unofficial history librarian in the children’s room, Ms. Rachel, has explored some great new titles for young readers on the topic. Here are some highlights from new publications this year.
The Mercury recently ran an editorial by the Pittsburg Post-Gazette Editorial Board titled “Traitor of Patriot? Rethinking the Case of Edward Snowden.” At the time, I had just finished reading “Dark Mirror: Edward Snowden and the American Surveillance State” by Barton Gellman.
The lock-downs in some states have made movie producers unwilling to release new films in areas where movie theaters are open. But in MHK, at least, there are moviegoers when the multi-plex has something to offer them.
Last year, in these pages, I reviewed “Vita Nostra,” a Russian dark fantasy novel about nonsense schoolwork. I loved everything about it. I especially loved how reading it felt trying to find your way around a busy open air market in Mumbai, only to realize when you looked back on your progr…
There is nothing better than reading a good mystery. That is, unless you are reading a mystery that takes place in another country. International mysteries add to the mystery of the story with the flavor of another country’s culture, customs and cuisine.