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After Judo finish their long ride home to ‘Harvard Ave.’

After Judo finish their long ride home to ‘Harvard Ave.’

Ryan Crews, Reporter

March 7, 2019

From Shocker Hall to Shocker Studios, After Judo has been working nonstop for two years to get to where they are now. The release show for their debut album, Harvard Ave., is Thursday at Ellis Street Moto. After Judo is comprised of Joe Hagan and Ryne Carballo splitting guitar and vocals with Flavio...

Wichita has a hidden secret for Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper fans

Wichita has a hidden secret for Kendrick Lamar, Chance the Rapper fans

Ryan Crews, Columnist

March 7, 2019

Wichita is harboring a hidden oasis for hip-hop fans and they go by the name of Lewelheds. Lewelheds has been active for years and seen numerous variations, but they have only recently released their first project: a demo aptly titled “Finally.” The projects lifts off with a set of shimmering, interstell...

The Worst Movie of 2018: Netflix’s “White Fang”

The Worst Movie of 2018: Netflix’s “White Fang”

John Darr, Culture Editor

March 4, 2019

No one is going to watch a movie about your dog. In fact, you usually have to pay people to watch your dog. With “White Fang,” Netflix asks you to watch their dog for free. Don’t. If “White Fang” the novel is a wolf, then “White Fang” the animated Netflix movie is a FurReal Friend. It...

‘You Don’t Microwave Relationships’: How ‘The Bachelor’ is designed to violate its own values

‘You Don’t Microwave Relationships’: How ‘The Bachelor’ is designed to violate its own values

John Darr, Culture Editor

March 4, 2019

Everyone knows that “The Bachelor” is inherently ridiculous. You give a man about 30 relationships to manage, tell him to gradually cut down to the best one, and then pressure him to propose all over the course of a month. It’s a ridiculous scenario where no one comes out looking all that sane. Nowhere...

‘Be In the World’: Wichita State’s visiting writer dives into her craft

‘Be In the World’: Wichita State’s visiting writer dives into her craft

Becca Yenser, Culture Writer

March 1, 2019

  Margaret Malone, a PEN/Hemingway finalist and Wichita State’s current visiting writer, will be reading her work at Thursday’s Reading Now, Writing Now series at the Ulrich Museum. Malone is the author of ​“People Like You​,” a collection of short stories published by Atelier26...

Weekend preview (March 1-3)

Weekend preview (March 1-3)

John Darr, Culture Editor

February 28, 2019

Friday, March 1 FUN: Future Now at the Ulrich Time: 4 - 5 p.m. Location: Ulrich Museum of Art Cost: Free! Do you love learning but hate slow-moving lectures and presentations? Then come to the Ulrich for a lightning round of Pechakucha-style presentations — each presenter flips through 2...

Weekly preview — Feb. 17

Weekly preview — Feb. 17

John Darr, Culture Editor

February 17, 2019

Monday, Feb. 18 Making Mary’s Monster: A University Libraries and Women in Horror Month Escape Room Time: 10 - 11:30 a.m. Location: Ablah Library Cost: Free! Rustle up some good friends and get ready for top-of-the-line spooks at the Wichita State library’s free escape room! You’...

Emotional landscapes: Emiliano Molina’s portraits turn the self into a revelation

Emotional landscapes: Emiliano Molina’s portraits turn the self into a revelation

John Darr, Culture Editor

February 17, 2019

A silhouette of Squidward lurks in the corner of Emiliano Molina’s studio, yet amazingly, it isn’t guaranteed to catch the eye of a visitor right away. There are simply too many incredible things to look at in the small space where Molina creates and displays his new work. One is equally likely to...

A Gand-Wu love story: Trish and Bobby Gandu love each other, WSU

A Gand-Wu love story: Trish and Bobby Gandu love each other, WSU

Audrey Korte, Reporter

February 15, 2019

Wichita State has been a cornerstone of Bobby and Trish Gandu’s relationship. “A lot of our momentous occasions have ties to WSU,”  said Director of Admissions Bobby Gandu. “We met on campus. We also were coincidentally engaged on campus.” They also were married on campus. But long...

Behind the scenes at Tillie’s Flower Shop

Behind the scenes at Tillie’s Flower Shop

Audrey Korte, Reporter

February 14, 2019

If you live in Wichita and receive flowers this Valentine’s Day, there’s a good chance they came from Tillie’s Flower Shop. The owner of Tillie’s, Jennifer Barnard, says Valentine’s Day is the busiest day of the year for her business. “We send out 1,000 deliveries on the 14th. And...

2019 Valentine’s Day Guide

2019 Valentine’s Day Guide

John Darr, Culture Editor

February 14, 2019

Are you ready to take your Valentine’s plans to a poetic new level? With excellent local sights and sensations all around Wichita, you’re sure to spark joy whether you’re with a loved one or riding solo. Here’s the guide to your perfect Wichita-centric Valentine’s Day. BREAKFAST VENUE: ...