| Aug 15, 2011
| 2:26 PM
A classic American art form, the barber shop quartet, has been taken to a new level with the local Emerald City Chorus. It is a nonprofit dedicated to the education and performance of the complex harmonies involved in singing barber shop-style music. I...
| Aug 26, 2011
| 2:33 PM
It’s different, all right. In fact, if one knows anything about Amelia Earhart, you might find this fictionalized account of what happens after her disappearance to be confusing, frustrating and possibly offensive.
But “This Is Different,&...
| Oct 19, 2011
| 11:10 AM
The Drury Plaza Hotel Broadview in Downtown Wichita reopened Wednesday afternoon after $25 million in renovations. The landmark hotel has been through a number of additions since the first owners broke ground in September 1921.
On July 26, 1920, George...
| Apr 29, 2011
In Field of Dreams, Kevin Costner hears a voice that says “If you build it, they will come.”
He then ruins his cornfield crops to build a baseball field. This doesn’t make his wife happy, or the bank. They were on the verge of taking...
| Sep 7, 2011
| 2:50 PM
Kansas Governor Sam Brownback announced five more people to his list of notable Kansans Wednesday.
The notables honored this afternoon were Clyde Cessna, Samuel Crumbine, Amelia Earhart, Joseph McCoy, and C.B. Schmidt.
The event was part of an effort...
| Sep 9, 2011
| 9:55 AM
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. (AP) — Four Purdue University freshmen are getting a lot of attention for just hanging around. Upside down all around campus, that is.
The friends hatched the idea a couple weeks ago to make a video of themselves hanging from...
| Nov 30, 2011
The Age of Movies
The Selected Writings of Pauline Kael
Edited by Sanford Schwartz
Library of America, $40
Witty, entertaining and often exhilarating, this wide-ranging collection of pieces captures the film critic at her best.
| Nov 30, 2011
| 5:35 PM
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| Dec 7, 2011
| 4:30 PM
Oh, it feels good to write this column. Even a year and a half later than expected.
In February 2010, I wrote a piece about how Kent Treptow, a longtime photographer for the Huntington Beach Independent and its sister papers, had left his job to walk...
| Sep 26, 2011
| 10:52 AM
HILO, Hawaii — “Hilo — it is what it is” probably isn’t a tourism slogan that would get a thumbs-up from the Big Island city’s Chamber of Commerce.
But I don’t mean it as a put-down. It’s just advice from a...
| Sep 28, 2011
| 8:34 AM
From the Kansas Historical Society:
Aviatrix. Born: July 24, 1897, Atchison, Kansas. Married: George Palmer Putnam, February 7, 1931. Died: July 1937.
Amelia Mary Earhart was born July 24, 1897, in Atchison, to Samuel "Edwin" Stanton and Amelia (Otis)...