Entertainment

Dining With Denise Neil

It’s one of Wichita’s best new restaurants, but you can’t eat there

Chef Bill Crites’ at Koch Industries’ 37 West is preparing gourmet fare that rivals what’s served at Wichita’s finest restaurants.

Books

So many books, so little time: tips on how to get more reading done

We’re halfway through the year already – yikes, more than halfway. How did this happen? And are you worried? Forget that nonsense about how the days are getting shorter – you won’t notice that until sometime in late August, when the slant of the sun is suddenly a buttery gold and the shadows grow long. The real issue is this: Where are you with your reading goals?

Books

3 new history books, perfect for hard times

When the news gets too hard to digest, I console myself by reading books of history, and these days I have been reading a lot of it. Part of it is a primitive “if you think things are bad now, consider the chaos of 1916” sort of consolation. Then there’s that timeless principle that those who ignore the past are condemned to repeat it, an often ignored truth first advanced by the philosopher George Santayana.

TV

Around the remote: Chuck Barney’s TV picks for July 30-Aug. 5

Don’t miss: “The Sinner” – Jessica Biel, who once starred in “7th Heaven,” embraces hell in this unnerving eight-part miniseries. She plays a shy young mother who, when overcome by a sudden fit of rage, commits a startling act of violence and – to her horror – has no idea why. Her inexplicable behavior launches an offbeat crime thriller in which the central mystery isn’t who, or how, but why. Bill Pullman plays a police detective who tries to make sense of her actions. 9 p.m. Wednesday, USA.

Videos

Eat alongside Mr. Crunchy, the cat

Watch as Mr. Crunchy, a cat with no teeth, eats a bowl of wet cat food. See five more VHS tapes just like it, created by Ian Blume, at CityArts this month. (Matt Riedl/The Wichita Eagle)
mriedl@wichitaeagle.com
Eat alongside Mr. Crunchy, the cat 13:17

Eat alongside Mr. Crunchy, the cat

The best things to do this weekend? These are the Keeper's 1:40

The best things to do this weekend? These are the Keeper's

Justin Timberlake has a Lion King moment with a baby at a golf tournament 1:06

Justin Timberlake has a Lion King moment with a baby at a golf tournament

Wichita Eagle writer blows stuff up at exotic gun range 4:24

Wichita Eagle writer blows stuff up at exotic gun range