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‘Tis the season for tattoos

tattoo artist Austin Liebst shaves the area where Emma Hickey will be getting her second tattoo, at Artist at Large. Hickey's first tattoo is on her wrist and it's her mother's handwriting with the message:

Brian Hayes, Reporter/Photographer

December 7, 2016

The holiday season has come and you’ve decided to treat yourself to your first tattoo. But consider some things before you put some ink on your skin. There’s a lot to think about when you decide to get a tattoo. What shop do you go to? What design you get? Where do you have your tattoo painted? ...

Food trucks worth your food bucks

The Flying Stove's chef Rob Schauf cuts the fall chicken sandwich in half, on Nov. 23. The sandwich has roasted chicken, pickled red onions, seared cheese and other tasty ingredients.

Brian Hayes, Reporter/Photographer

December 2, 2016

  The Flying Stove The Flying Stove is one of the O.G. food trucks in Wichita. Its style is a mash-up of whatever style they can think up. Cajun inspired fried rice or Thai influenced pulled pork sliders. “I think the cardinal rule is try to make stuff we would eat ourselves,” co-owne...

Central Standard Brewing is brewing up success

Central Standard Brewing's inside is packed on a chilly Wednesday evening. CSB offers indoor and outdoor seating, weather permitting.

Brian Hayes, Reporter/Photographer

December 2, 2016

Ian Crane and Andy Boyd started home brewing beer more than 10 years ago with a kit they bought together. They never expected to achieve what they have since. They’re the co-founders of one of Wichita’s top breweries, Central Standard Brewing (CSB). “What started as me and my good buddy...

Beach: ‘Billy Lynn’ risky but rewarding

Beach: ‘Billy Lynn’ risky but rewarding

Nick Beach, Reporter

December 1, 2016

  “Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk” is an indie film worth a watch. Ang Lee, best known for “The Life of Pi”, directs this indie film and his risky moves pay off. “Billy Lynn” was initially expected to be a serious Oscar contender upon festival buzz, but was held back by a lim...

Linnabary: ‘Starboy’ paints The Weeknd as just another ball of gas

Linnabary: 'Starboy' paints The Weeknd as just another ball of gas

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor

November 30, 2016

Back when his debut “House of Balloons” released, The Weeknd was an enigma. Little was known about Abel Tesfaye or his team of producers. Shrouded in mystery, his songs about endless lines of cocaine, casual sex and his apathy to such a hedonistic lifestyle were fascinatingly leftfield. Fa...

Linnabary: Thank Tribe for their service – they’ve got it this year

Linnabary: Thank Tribe for their service – they’ve got it this year

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor

November 28, 2016

Most rappers can’t stay in touch for five years. Q-Tip, Phife Dawg, Ali Shaheed Muhammad and Jarobi White – collectively known as A Tribe Called Quest – have reemerged after nearly two decades sounding more fresh and in touch than they did on 1998’s “The Love Movement,” their last LP. “We...

Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre dances to open outlook, push passion

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Aliyah Funschelle, Reporter

November 21, 2016

Contemporary dance is a style of expressive dance that combines elements of several dance genres, including modern, jazz, lyrical and classical ballet. Contemporary dancers’ goal is to connect the mind and the body through fluid movements. Wichita State’s Wichita Contemporary Dance Theatre (WCDT)...

Metallica releases first album in nearly a decade; new Sixx:A.M. drags

Metallica releases first album in nearly a decade; new Sixx:A.M. drags

Marissa Campbell, Opinion Editor

November 21, 2016

“Hardwired…to Self-Destruct” by Metallica Released: Nov. 18 Genre: Metal Rating: A Metallica has finally released their latest music since their last album, “Death Magnetic,” in 2008. Metallica had to live up to the expectations the group has set over the last few decades. This ...

Beach: ‘Nocturnal Animals’ a creepy, suspenseful tale

Beach: ‘Nocturnal Animals’ a creepy, suspenseful tale

Nick Beach, Reporter

November 21, 2016

“Nocturnal Animals” may go down as one of the best films of the year. It is definitely deserves its praise. The film is directed by Tom Ford — yes, the fashion designer — and is his second film. It’s clear Ford is a perfectionist. I mention this because I was once in an expensive retail...

Xocoveza is loco in the cabeza

Xocoveza is a winter spiced mocha stout. The beer is the brainchild of Chris Banker, a homebrewer.

Brian Hayes, Photographer

November 17, 2016

There are few things that I like more than french toast – beer being one of them. Thankfully, I’ve found a beer that combines my love for french toast and my unwavering affinity for beer. I give you the Xocoveza (“SHO-CO-VAY-ZA”) by Stone Brewing. Xocoveza is a winter spiced mocha stout....

Dirt to dance: Wiedemann celebrates 30 years

Organist Lynne Davis preforms Tuesday night as part of the 30th anniversary ceremony of Weidemann Hall.

Matt Hopper and Nick Beach

November 17, 2016

Before construction, Wichita State’s Wiedemann Hall was a dirt lot without a claim to fame. But now, for 30 years, Wiedemann Hall has proudly housed a Marcussen Organ, the first ever manufactured in the United States. On Tuesday evening, to celebrate 30 years of Wiedemann Hall and the Marcussen...

‘Grab ‘em by the percussion’

Juniors Daniel Furry (left) and Spencer Weaver (right) play “Eight on 3 and Nine on 2” composed by G. Clements and R. Marino on a multiple percussion setup on Sunday evening during the Impulse Percussion Group’s concert. Furry and Weaver have been rehearsing the piece since the beginning of the summer.

Andrew Linnabary, Managing Editor

November 14, 2016

Loud as a thunder clap, soft as a kitty cat – it’s a dynamics lesson that was on full display in the Duerksen Fine Arts Center Miller Concert Hall Sunday. Directed by Gerald Scholl and featuring fourteen group members, Wichita State’s Impulse Percussion Group performed “Shades of Enlightenment,”...