Life & Entertainment
Life & Entertainment
Watch the weather – While we’ve had some really warm days, and Friday was the date of the average last spring frost, the forecast still calls for lows at night near 33 degrees – and some snow! (The snow is fine; it insulates plants on cold nights.) If you have planted a gamble garden with such things as tomatoes already, be prepared to cover plants on cold nights.
When University of North Dakota student Kelsey Askegaard, of St. Paul, Minn., doesn’t want to go out with her friends she gives them a false excuse. Jenni Miska, of Maple Grove, Minn., exaggerates her stories to emphasize a point. And, Halae Anderson, of Twin Valley, Minn., deceives her friends to prevent them from taking advantage of her belongings.
Robin Eshelman’s e-mail appeared in my inbox last week like a bouquet of dandelion blossoms delivered by a toddler – an adorable and heartwarming gift salvaged from the mess of weeds.
The Eagle received a lot of diverse entries for its Peeps diorama contest. The judges are still deliberating. Who do you think should win?
American families with teens are spending less on prom this year, but the spring tradition is no cheap date, according to a survey by Visa Inc.
Chocolate seems to reign supreme when it comes to Easter. And while it’s hard to deny the appeal of cocoa, this spring holiday also begs for something fresh and citrusy.
Singer Jackson Browne will perform 7:30 p.m. July 21 at the Orpheum Theatre, 200 N. Broadway, the venue announced Tuesday.
The Subway downtown at Kellogg and Broadway just finished undergoing a big remodel, and when it reopened, it included something amazing and futuristic: A touch-screen drive through kiosk.
This is a quick take on a popular Chinese classic. It’s made with sauteed pork tenderloin and shredded cabbage, which cook in just a few minutes in a hot wok. I have used whole-wheat tortillas as the wrap.
Wichitan Kaleigh Glanton did not make it to the Top 20 to move on Monday night on "The Voice."
Many young people eager for an adrenaline rush are trying to copy their extreme sports idols, putting themselves at terrible risk. Amateurs without referees, coaches or medical personnel around can end up with broken bones, crushed skulls, severe concussions, ruptured blood vessels or lifelong disability if they survive.
In your lower abdomen, you have a small, finger-shaped pouch – your appendix. It doesn’t do much – in fact, doctors aren’t sure exactly what it does – and for the most part, you will never realize it’s there.
Personal trainer Bonnie Smith talks a lot about how our lives and work habits basically turn our bodies into tightly wound springs.
Use these strategies to cut 50 calories from just about any meal you’re preparing. You’ll barely notice the difference on your plate.
Maria Giorno has nothing against long gowns with high waists and flowing fabric – dresses that are designed to camouflage curves on plus-size women.
Recently, the American Psychological Association announced the results of a study on stress in America. They asked the question: Are teens adopting the stress habits of adults?
Four guest soloists, the Wichita Symphony Orchestra Chorus and the Friends University Singing Quakers joined the Wichita Symphony Orchestra for “Ode to Joy,” the last program of this season’s Classics series.
Many students spend years after college working off tens of thousands of dollars in school debt. But at seven “Work Colleges” around the country, students are required to work on campus as part of their studies – doing everything from landscaping, growing and cooking food to public relations and feeding farm animals – to pay off at least some of their tuition before they graduate.
Leaving aside anything made with powdered eggs (which don’t really count as eggs at all in my book), I’ve never met an egg dish I didn’t like. But at the tippy top of my list of favorites is the edible magic trick known as the souffled omelet.
Scandal didn’t originate on ABC, at least not as a signature story element. Long before Kerry Washington’s popular television show transfixed audiences with political intrigue, Giacomo Puccini was tapping into audiences’ desires to be sensationalized.
After more than three decades of friendship that began in student productions at Wichita State University and continued through successful careers on Broadway, in London and Los Angeles, Ray Wills and Karla Burns are back home and together again.
Justin Furstenfeld remembers how scared he was when he arrived in Nashville to get together with songwriter Chris Lindsey to write what became “Not Broken Anymore,” one of the many revealing songs on “Sway,” the latest album by his band, Blue October.
Tallgrass Film Association, the organization that annually produces the Tallgrass Film Festival, is holding a fundraiser.
“Every Day Is for the Thief” by Teju Cole (Random House, 162 pages, $23)
“Caribou: Poems” by Charles Wright (Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 96 pages, $23)
“In the Power of the Spirit,” drama, presented by the Guild Hall Players, 8 p.m. Sun., St. James Episcopal Church, 3750 E. Douglas. Tickets $12 adults, $7 students. Call 316-683-5686.
NEW YORK – Summer vacationers looking for deals on hotel rooms are going to have to search a little harder.
SALEM, Mass. – I have to admit, Salem scared me when I was a kid. As a devil-fearing Catholic child, I wasn’t that comfortable with the proximity of all those witches, real and rumored.
FURNACE CREEK, Calif. – The perception of Death Valley is that it’s hot and desolate.
“The Empire Striketh Back” by Ian Doescher (Quirk, 170 pages, $14.95)
If you’ve ever wondered whether music could help protect your health, consider the life of Maria von Trapp – “Louisa” in “The Sound of Music.” The last of the singing von Trapp children, she passed away this year at 99, more than three-quarters of a century after fleeing Nazi-occupied Austria.
You have to love it when you go to a gardeners house and a plant stand is blocking your entry inside the front door.
Wichita will show up for country music legend George Strait anytime he wants to come to town.
All indicators are pointing to a continued increase in people growing their own food, in Wichita and across the country.
The annual Tree Festival is Saturday, April 5, at the Extension Center, 21st and Ridge Road. It coincides with the opening of the Kansas Grown Farmers Market, in the parking lot of the Extension Center.
Cowley County Humane Society will host its 10th annual “Wizard of Pawz” tasting and auction benefit on April 12.
People who eat seven or more portions of fresh fruits and vegetables each day may reduce their risk of dying from a variety of diseases by as much as 42 percent over people who consume less than one portion, according to a new study by British researchers who tracked the eating habits of more than 65,000 people for 12 years.
Erin O’Sullivan wants to change lives by finding new homes for old dogs.
The arborists say not to put nails in your trees, so The Eagle isn’t advocating it. But if you have a cool treehouse, let us know, and we may feature you in a story in a Perfect Summer edition coming out in May. E-mail email@example.com, put treehouse in the subject line, and include a brief description along with your daytime telephone number.