Commentary

Movie Review: 'It'

Sep 14, 2017

The humorist John Hodgman teaches us that nostalgia is a toxic impulse. He says the idea that things from our past are better than what we have now fuels the worst in contemporary culture. This doesn’t exactly capture the problems with the new adaptation of Stephen King’s It, but it gets close.

I've always felt that a sculptor suffers most for his or her art. To coax emotion and greatness from stone, steel, bronze, or wood is torturous.

A lot of thought goes into making and explaining music, but I can’t come up with an intellectual reason for why we actually like it. There is a compelling unintellectual reason, though, and that is body chemistry. Science has found that music affects us because of our hormones. Research has found that our brains produce the neurotransmitter dopamine in response to music.

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Powwows are an integral part of the way Native Americans remember their history and ancestors. Many powwows are held throughout the year at Mid-America All-Indian Center in Wichita.

Just over twenty years ago, in 1996, 300 mostly African men, women and children occupied churches in Paris to protest deportations. These people, who became known as Sans-Papiers, meaning ‘without papers’, would eventually form autonomous international collectives throughout Europe, demanding full recognition of human rights from the various governments they lived under.

On Stage: Rent

Sep 11, 2017

Louis-Henri Murger's novel, “Scènes de la vie de Bohème,” was a loose collection of vignettes based on his own life as a poverty-stricken writer in Paris in the 1840s.

For this episode of Cooking With Fire, Josh Cary and Chef Tom Jackson were inspired by the 1985 Japanese film, Tampopo.

Doctor Winfield!

Sep 7, 2017
Richard Crowson

This movie review originally aired on July 20, 2017. The Big Sick was released digitally on Tuesday, September 5 and will be out on Blu-Ray on September 19.

I probably don’t need to tell you that love is hard. But it could be harder.

It’s not uncommon for video games to have the player kill robots - it's practically a trope at this point. But what is uncommon is for you to have to get the robot’s permission to kill them first - and this is the premise of the new indie game LOCALHOST.

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