America has had a fascination with hobos and hobo culture for nearly as long as these folks have been hitching rides on trains.
The myth of the hobo, like so many other myths, is far more romantic than the reality, but the idealization of the hobo as an essential American character is nonetheless solidly entrenched in much of our music, film and art.
The Wichita State Shockers have made history by becoming the first men's basketball team in NCAA history to win 31-regular season games. The Shockers achieved this record on Saturday by beating Missouri State 68-45.
The sold out arena was a sea of black and gold cladded fans chanting "undefeated" as they lift up signs that read 31-0. The Wichita State Shockers becomes the first team since St. Joseph's in 2004 to head into a conference tournament unbeaten.
The Wichita State University School of Performing Arts presents Violet March 6-9. Violet is based on The Ugliest Pilgrim by Doris Betts and set in 1964 in the deep south. The story follows the growth and enlightenment of a bitter young woman scarred by an accident as a young girl. One of the most acclaimed off-Broadway shows of the 1990’s, Violet is currently being staged on Broadway in a production starring Sutton Foster. This production is directed by guest director Stephen Kopel .
There are about 70,000 young people in juvenile detention centers or correctional faculties in the United States. Richard Ross spent the past seven years documenting the lives of American juveniles who have been housed in these facilities that treat, confine, punish, assist, and, occasionally, harm them. The culmination of this work is a project titled Juvenile in Justice at the Ulrich Museum of Art at Wichita State University.
Last week, I asked a friend to introduce me to some lesser-known games that don’t take very long to play. He immediately pulled out a game called Dixit. When he told me that it’s a game about telling short stories, I didn’t really understand how short he meant.