by Don Winsor | Thursday, April 16 | Posted in Food

I'm like you, in that I don't think internet advertising works on me.

I'm like you in that I am completely wrong about that — most internet advertising does not work on me, but there is good, cleverly crafted stuff that works on me.

I'm also like you in that if I have had a drink or two I am capable of exercising poor judgment.

There are other ways that I am like you, but you already know about those because of all of those poems I keep putting in your locker.

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by Jeremy Webster | Thursday, April 16 | Posted in Film

While Daredevil is the sort of property Marvel fans have hoped and dreamed they would see handled by Marvel itself, this latest adaptation from Stan Lee and company's media juggernaut (get it? Juggernaut? See what I did there?) is likely to exceed fan expectations. It's that good.

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by Vickie Kline | Thursday, April 16 | Posted in Food

The question of whether or not to decant a wine comes up often. Many do need to be opened in advance and allowed to breath, but if left too long will become tainted and taste like vinegar. So how do we know when we reach the point of no return?

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by Christina Calhoun | Thursday, April 16 | Posted in Arts

Artist Johnny Sutton spends most of his time abroad, living in a picturesque Italian town called Bassano del Grappa where he writes about, paints and photographs the world around him.

"I approach photography with a painter's eye, starting with a blank canvas and then creating anything I wish," Sutton said. "I don't document subjects or locations, and I don't try to capture a moment in time. Rather, I try to create a moment in time for the viewer."

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by Christina Calhoun | Thursday, April 16 | Posted in Arts

This Saturday, Riverside's quiet Porter Street comes alive with a festival style spin on the Porter Street Artists and Friends semi-annual art show.

Saturday, April 18 from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m., select houses and driveways along the 900 block of Porter will act as pop-up shops for handmade local art.

Enjoy bites from Chino's Parillo food truck and live music as you browse unique jewelry, found-object sculpture, watercolor painting, glass beadwork, outdoor furniture, hand-dyed textiles and more. Register in the raffle at 941 Porter to win a basket of creative prizes.

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by Gustavo Arellano | Thursday, April 16 | Posted in Amuse

Dear Mexican: Do Mexicans know that if just one of their grandparents was born in Spain, they could immigrate immediately not just to Spain, but also any other country in the European Union? I know this is not an option for a lot of Mexicans, but it certainly seems like a better one for those that have the "Spanish" option. Spain is a First World country with free health care, seven-hour work days and, quite simply, Spanish people seem to have much more in common with Mexicans.

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The skinny on your week

by Diviner Mme Zanzibird | Thursday, April 16 | Posted in Amuse
  • Aries: (March 21 — April 19)
    Week rating: F4
    No, they do not make Aspirin popcorn. This week: Complete your prototype.
  • Taurus: (April 20 — May 20)
    Week rating: F3
    Your early birthday plans go awry. This week: How many colors of sunscreen can you apply?
  • Gemini: (May 21 — June 21)
    Week rating: F4
    Your petition to make your neighbor wear long pants while mowing will get 200 signatures. This week: Fiddle with that thingy-jig you said you'd fix.
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    by Torin Andersen | Thursday, April 9 | Posted in Music

    On Saturday, April 11, Lucky's Everyday is playing host to a what began as an acoustic freak folk solo project by Frances Quinlan and has since been rounded out with a full band that is touring in support of its second full length release. Welcome Philadelphia's Hop Along and its newest record, which will be released on Cinco de Mayo.

    Garnering much critical acclaim since its debut full-length release, Get Disowned, Hop Along is fronted by talented songwriting experimentalist Frances Quinlan.

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    by Mike Marlett | Thursday, April 9 | Posted in Arts

    On Saturday, April 11, The Workroom will be celebrating its two-year anniversary. The Outdoor Artisan Market will run from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at The Workroom, 150 N. Cleveland, just north of Douglas between Washington and Hydraulic in the Douglas Design District. The outdoor art market will feature local artists, musicians and food.

    "We want to give local artists the opportunity to come together and the community the opportunity to see the brilliance of our local creatives," said Janelle King, owner of The Workroom.

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    The show may be coming to a close, but the wine will be here for re-runs.

    by Vickie Kline | Thursday, April 9 | Posted in Food

    Are you involved in the Downton Abbey craze? I enjoy the show and often binge watch the series once it's released on a streaming channel. I can't stand watching only on a weekly basis and having to wait to find out what happens. Did Bates really do it? Will Mary marry and who will marry Mary? Will Edith ever be happy for Christ's sake?

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    by Jeremy Webster | Thursday, April 9 | Posted in Film

    Dreamworks Animation has not had a very good couple of years.In January studio head Jeffrey Katzenberg announced an estimated 500 layoffs, budgetary cutbacks and a reduction to two annual features to help right a ship that, despite wins like The Croods and How to Train Your Dragon 2, found itself taking on water due to the failures of Rise of the Guardians, Turbo, Mr. Peabody & Sherman and The Penguins of Madagascar.

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    by Don Winsor | Thursday, April 9 | Posted in Arts

    "Free Food And Frontal Nudity" screamed the title of a show which was running in San Francisco in the summer of 1997 when Cabaret Oldtown founder (now Roxy's Downtown Artistic Director) Christine Tasheff perused the national theater headlines, as was her Sunday ritual at the time. The description of the show was enough for her to make a plan before leaving Barnes & Noble that day — she would travel to SF to catch the show.

    What Tasheff saw at the Cable Car Theatre in San Francisco told her by intermission that she had to bring this show to her theater in Wichita.

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    by Bill Jenkins | Thursday, April 9 | Posted in View

    The crisis is over! Disaster is averted! The sun will come up tomorrow! Gregg Marshall has agreed to stay in Wichita. For the paltry sum of $3.3 million per year, the Shocker coach will stay for seven more years. Or until the next time he is courted and someone throws even bigger money at him.

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    by Don Winsor | Thursday, April 9 | Posted in View

    Wichita's surfing community knows, more than most, how to deal with disappointment. While surfers in other areas enjoy tremendous swells and world-record breaking runs on famed beaches, Wichita is in Kansas and is entirely landlocked and has not seen any waves whatsoever during any point in human history. However, Jim Wilkerson, president of the Wichita Surfing Association, has big plans for the future of the sport in the city.

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    Thursday, April 9 | Posted in Amuse

    The skinny on your week

    by Diviner Mme Zanzibird

  • Aries: (March 21 — April 19)
    Week rating: F5
    One day, your face will be on the dollar bill.
  • This week: Enjoy some birthday karaoke with friends.

  • Taurus: (April 20 — May 20)
    Week rating: F5
    You will create the perfect order at Cold Stone Creamery.
  • This week: Take up the sitar to look cool.

  • Gemini: (May 21 — June 21)
    Week rating: F2
    Gweneth Paltrow will feature prominently in your dreams.
  • This week: Dilly dally.

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    by Gustavo Arellano | Thursday, April 9 | Posted in Amuse

    Dear Mexican: I'm a 23-year-old Latina attending a Texas university. I'm taking a class that is centered around Latino culture and history. I'm a first generation Tex-Mex kid, and lately all of the documentaries and other course work have been making me "feel some type of way" — angry, sad and overall confused — for lack of better phrasing. I don't know how to handle these feelings, and it is making me be more introspective about the Latino/Mexican part of my identity — as if I didn't already have enough issues there.

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    by Bill Jenkins | Thursday, April 2 | Posted in View

    I have never been so alienated from city politics. This year's mayoral race seems to offer no really good choices and neither does the marijuana referendum. I'd just stay home, but that runs against my nature as well. I just don't know what to do.

    The mayoral race this year seems to be one of the dirtiest and least enlightening in recent memory. Bill Warren injecting himself into the middle of the race didn't help much either.

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    The band has decided to quit while the quitting is good.

    by Torin Andersen | Thursday, April 2 | Posted in Music

    Kirby's Beer Store has been host to many things, but a band originally from Wichita and celebrating 10 years is a rarity. Japanese Game Show is about to be inducted to that very elite echelon this Friday, April 3. Then they're gonna call it quits.

    That's right, this is their farewell show.

    And, in support, Jeremiah Foundation will open. Also, all the way from Lincoln, Nebraska, Stonebelly will get the stage hot before JGS close out the night.

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    by Don Winsor | Thursday, April 2 | Posted in Food

    It's been a while since I did a local roundup, so I thought since the sun is out and spring has fallen into our laps you might be ready to crawl out from your burrows and dens and venture into the out of doors. Here's a quick update on what everyone has to offer:

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    by Jeremy Webster | Thursday, April 2 | Posted in Film

    It Follows is a horror film that, while filled with classic themes of the genre, interprets them in a contemporary way, unhindered by the trappings of reverence and dependence on the styles of previous decades — particularly the 1970s and '80s, which has become so repellently prevailent these days — and its ability to go its own way in excellent fashion is what really makes it a fresh and vital film.

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