In 1977, movie director William Friedkin was hot off the success of 1971's Oscar-winning The French Connection and 1973's The Exorcist, a massive commercial hit that also pulled in 10 Oscar nominations of its own.
A good novelist weaves a gripping story out of small details, big emotions and just the right words to transport us into the mind of and emotional terrain of his or her characters. Good writing draws me into tragedy before I know it, and two new releases did just that.
Formed in Philadelphia in 2007 Cheers Elephant quickly established itself as a band with an ear open to the past. As guitarist and vocalist Jordan del Rosario recalls, he and his three bandmates found common ground in music made before any of them were born, including The Beatles.
“We really liked that British sound" he says. "But even more so than The Beatles, The Kinks and the Rolling Stones. The psychedelic era of all those bands really sparked the way.”
Noah Hamilton has just released the record Liberation under the name Oceanarms.
My name is Noah Hamilton. I am in a solo one-man band called Oceanarms and an acoustic group called The Living Tree.
About two years ago I decided that I wanted to pace out an album that I wanted to release. I started up a SoundCloud account and I trickled—about every month—some songs out. Then it hit me, kind of all at once, that the album was done. I had about 17 or so songs that were complete.
State health officials say two cases of measles in the Wichita area are linked to a recent outbreak in the bistate Kansas City metropolitan area.
The Sedgwick County cases reported Thursday involve an unvaccinated adult and an infant who is too young to be vaccinated. The Kansas Department of Health and Environment says the state has now had five cases of measles this year.
Officials did not disclose the relationship between the Wichita-area cases and those in Johnson County, Kansas, and nearby Clay County, Missouri.
The American Civil Liberties Union and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach are heading to court again in their battle over Kobach’s attempts to enforce a proof-of-citizenship requirement for new voters.
The ACLU hopes a Shawnee County judge will use Friday’s hearing to review its request for a temporary injunction to keep Kobach from imposing a new policy for the state’s Aug. 5 primary elections.
Kobach has said that Kansas residents who register with a national form will be allowed to complete full ballots, but only their votes in congressional races will be counted.
KMUW is turning 65!
Join us Friday evening, July 25, for our 7th annual Fill Your Mug event and 65th birthday celebration. The festivities run from 5:30 to 7:30 pm at Eaton Venue in the historic Eaton Hotel.
Meat and cheese lovers, rejoice! Schane Gross, owner of The Anchor, has opened her new venture, the Douglas Avenue Chop Shop, and it is marvelous.
The Chop Shop is an artisanal butcher shop that carries delicious meats, cheeses, house-made sausages, eggs, bread and specialty condiments, all sourced locally. Ms. Gross really cares about the quality of her products and it shows in everything The Chop Shop carries.