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AJ Harvey on the set of “Killers of the Flower Moon,” which was filmed in Oklahoma during 2021.

‘Something I won’t ever forget’: Wichita musician represents his heritage on the big screen

Salsabila Attaria, Arts and Culture Editor November 29, 2023

A musician since the age of 16, Wichita-raised AJ Harvey didn’t expect to be acting in a movie alongside Martin Scorsese, Robert De Niro and Leonardo DiCaprio. Of Ponca and Pawnee heritage, Harvey...

Tattoo Artist Megan Shelton (Ponca, Creek, Seminole tribes) and DJ and producer Marc Lujan (Seneca tribe) listen to a question.

‘Putting on armor’: Indigenous artists share creative process, blending culture with art

Salsabila Attaria, Arts & Culture Editor November 27, 2023

Three Native artists across multiple creative facets — film, music and tattoo art — came together for the Wichita Art Museum’s most recent artist talk, hosted by the creative director for the “Twice...

A sculpture of Hester Prynne is featured in Lesley Dills sculpture exhibit, available at the Ulrich Museum of Art until Dec. 2. Dill recently spoke at the Wichita Art Museum alongside Beth Lipman and John Douglas Powers.

‘Damn, I’m an artist’: Three sculptors share inspiration at WAM artist talks

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter November 20, 2023

On Nov. 17, three artists gave talks discussing the process of creating their art and the inspiration behind their work at the Wichita Art Museum. Gallery Talk: John Douglas Powers A sculpture by...

An acrobat leads the final performance of the cirque. He climbed all throughout the contraption, running alongside the outer edge and jumping rope.

REVIEW: Paranormal Cirque left jaws on the floor and hearts in the stomach

Maleah Evans, Reporter November 17, 2023

Despite several local church groups attempting to shut it down for “promoting satanic rituals,” the Paranormal Cirque let the show go on in the Towne East parking lot over the weekend.  The...

Dee Lightful Masters performs to Lady Gagas Paparazzi at the annual drag brunch event at Roxys Downtown on Nov. 12.

Roxy’s downtown hosts end-of-year drag brunch

Taliyah Winn, Reporter November 16, 2023

Christmas came early at Roxy’s Downtown, where audience members were met with a raunchy drag performance hosted by local drag queen Divinity “Brad Thomison” Masters. “We're not doing a show...

Silvia Cotacachi sells indigenous art at SACs Maker Market. The Maker Market featured local artists and their handmade creations on the first floor of RSC.

Maker Market highlights small businesses in the Wichita area

Lydia Steeby, Reporter November 15, 2023

By purchasing handmade goods, Wichita State students can support small business owners. To do just this, the Student Activities Council recently hosted the Maker Market in the Rhatigan Student Center,...

The first edition of Mikrokosmos, published in the spring of 1958, features a collection of poetry, art and prose by Wichita State students. The journal persists today and is currently edited by Clarence Albury.

Editors of university literary journal plan to face challenges head-on

Ainsley Smyth, Reporter November 15, 2023

Clarence Albury, who works under the name Clarence Carvell, picked up a small brown book from the corner of his desk, the very first copy of the Mikrokosmos literary journal from 1958. “It's really...

Kababji Grill offers a wide variety of Mediterranean dishes for locals to try, including falafel, stuffed grape leaves and fattoush.

REVIEW: Kababji Grill is a must try for Middle Eastern cuisine

Cheyanne Tull, Reporter November 14, 2023

Kababji Grill opened in 2021 and has been serving authentic Middle Eastern cuisine to Wichita ever since.  My best friend just graduated from the Marines in San Diego and is back home for a while,...

CINE-GENIC, a video rental store, opened in August 2023 and is located at the back of Vortex Souvenir. For $12 a month, CINE-GENIC members can rent two movies a day from the store.

CINE-GENIC brings nostalgic movie experience back with video rentals

Monique Bever, Reporter November 13, 2023

Dust off your DVD and VHS players and head to CINE-GENIC, located at the back of Vortex Souvenir, because video stores are so back. Like many Americans, Kevin Wildt grew up going to video stores. Wildt’s...

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