Life & Entertainment
Life & Entertainment
Researchers in Japan measured the angle between the base of the neck and the middle of the back of independent-living 65-year-olds. How slouched a person’s shoulders were predicted if he or she was still going to be self-sufficient five years later. Those who slouched the most were about three and a half times more likely to need assistance for everyday chores than those who stood the straightest.
Jared Sieling’s first experiment was on his diet.
There is no magic elixir, balm or voodoo treatment that will help you look and feel younger instantly.
Do you have too much to do? Too many things on your plate? Too many school finals? Balls in the air?
No matter how unimpeachable whole-wheat pasta is in terms of nutritional cred, I’ve always found it off-putting.
You figured it would always be this way – you, all your brothers and sisters plus their kids, gathering for holidays or summer barbecues much the way you did when your parents were alive.
Elegance and simplicity with a touch of risk: They are the basic ingredients in the newest bridal collections by Carolina Herrera, Oscar de la Renta and Angel Sanchez that emphasized voluminous skirts, sharp pleats, sparkles and floral motifs.
Of all the “Gatsby” partnerships, Brooks Bros.’ 53-piece menswear collection may be the most high-profile — and most authentic.
Just how complicated can the Brazilian bikini, among the skimpiest iterations of the simple spandex triangle and string design, possibly get?
The Russian National Ballet Theatre returns to Wichita on Wednesday for a staging of Tchaikovsky’s “Swan Lake.” The classic tale about a beautiful maiden trapped in swan form by a nefarious magician and the prince whose love is determined to save her is fashioned after many popular folktales and legends.
Besides being glorious, giddy tap-dancing fun, George and Ira Gershwin’s 1930s-era “Crazy for You” contains a subtle message about pulling together as a community that Amy Baker Schwiethale thinks is particularly relevant to America’s polarized present.
The Simon and Garfunkel Retrospective performers are not imitating a legend — they simply are honoring one.
Ahhh, just when you thought it was safe to come out of hibernation, the stores are filled with tiny garments meant to be worn in the water.
“Selected Translations” by W.S. Merwin (Copper Canyon Press, 424 pages, $40, hardback)
“Eight Girls Taking Pictures” by Whitney Otto (Scribner, 342 pages, $25)
“As it is in Heaven,” a religious community that is instantly changed when a nonbeliever has an ecstatic experience, 2 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. Sun., 7:30 p.m. Mon., Fitzpatrick Auditorium, Kansas Wesleyan University, Salina. Tickets free for students, faculty, alumni, staff, $8 community members, $3 for non-KWU students. Purchase tickets at firstname.lastname@example.org. Call 785-827-5541.
SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico — This island offers so many visual treats — gorgeous beaches, rugged hills, beautiful churches and majestic historic forts — that dining becomes a virtual afterthought. A hunk of meat or fish, some sides of mofongo (fried mashed plantains) and mamposteao (rice and beans with other goodies), a stiff rum drink and you’re good to go, right?
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — When I told friends I was planning a trip to Birmingham, the reaction was universal.
She wanted Gothic. He wanted a turret.
I’m a note-taker. And not just because I’m a newspaper reporter. I usually write a fresh to-do list every morning, and, if I’m in the mood, I keep track of daily goals. (I’m usually not in the mood.)
Wichita Festivals Inc. announced Friday morning the rest of its musical lineup for the festival, which is scheduled for May 31 to June 8.
Chef Jason Febres of Taste & See and John Brewer of Wyldewood Cellars will be the guest speakers at this year’s Herb Day, on May 4 at the Extension Education Center, 21st and Ridge Road.
“Revelations: Visions, Prophecy and Politics in the Book of Revelation” by Elaine Pagels (Penguin Books, 244 pages, $16)
Several years ago, one of my dearest friends and co-workers was about to mark the passage of another year. I wanted to make her birthday special and dispense with the usual office ho-hum birthday that offers wishes to the celebrant over a cake.
Gypsy the Goofball, a 3-year-old female purebred German Shorthaired Pointer, is available for adoption from Kansas Humane Society.
Skaer Veterinary Clinic will hold a Lunch-n-Learn lecture Wednesday on The ABCs of First Aid.
All over the map – We had a minor hailstorm Monday evening, a frigid rain Monday night, and snow Tuesday night, before what I think was the final turn toward spring. I had to go out and stand in the snow Tuesday night, first of all because you don’t always get to see snow on green grass and budding-out hydrangeas, and also because you don’t always know when the final snow of the season will be, but I was pretty sure this time. And after a nice stretch of spring blooms on the shrubs and trees, snow felt kind of novel again, and I was oddly sad to see it go. But I’m mostly very happy that we got some rain this week.
In the dream kitchens of today, cooking has returned to center stage, and the kitchen island is nurturing family togetherness and reviving casual entertaining.
The Wichita State University Impulse Percussion Group will combine music and choreography with the help of a nationally renowned composer. After a couple of traditional percussion numbers, the WSU students will change hats and become performance artists.
After more than 40 years of painting the scenes and seasons of the Flint Hills, it’s probably safe to say that nobody has portrayed the area like Judith Mackey.
Q: All the homes in magazines look uncluttered, serene and gorgeous. My home is filled with chargers, docks and computer wires everywhere. Can you suggest some solutions?
Writer-director Justin Zackham has one incredible asset at his disposal for “The Big Wedding”: an exceptional cast, which includes Robert De Niro, Susan Sarandon, Diane Keaton, Amanda Seyfried and Robin Williams.
This month Connies Mexico Cafe at 2227 N. Broadway turns 50, a rare feat for any family-owned business, especially a restaurant. And theyve been an eventful 50 years.
Brit Floyd’s success has hinged on delivering the music, mood, emotion and excitement of a Pink Floyd concert.
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Eleven-year-old Tyler Parker-Rollins says being vegan isn’t always easy. But he says it’s also “fun” and that he plans to be one “forever.”
We’re told to monitor our credit, to protect ourselves from identity theft. But who knew to apply that same wisdom to our offspring?
Bartlett Arboretum in Belle Plaine will be open Friday, Saturday and Sunday to give people a chance to see the grounds’ tulips, finally in full bloom after a prolonged cold spell kept most of them closed during Belle Plaine’s annual Tulip Time two weeks ago.