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Today is the 61st anniversary of when Charles Schulz’s iconic comic strip Peanuts debuted. His work was originally printed in seven newspapers back in 1950 and quickly syndicated in numerous papers all over the world (visit the Schulz Museum for more great information). Peanuts was funny, thought-provoking, and sentimental; something of which all comic strips […]

Oprah's Book Club

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On this day sixteen years ago, Oprah Winfrey launched her book club and selected Jacquelyn Mitchard’s The Deep End of the Ocean as her first pick. I don’t think Oprah was aware at that moment that her choices over the years would influence America’s reading habits so aggressively and that any endorsement by her would […]

High School Movies

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School is back in session. It reminds me of the good old days when we had to deal with crushes, bullies, state championships, rogue cheerleaders, detentions, vampires, and alien teachers. That’s right, I’m talking about Hollywood’s portrayals of high school. Movies about high school, realistic or not, are huge pop culture phenomenons because they speak […]

Notable Kansans

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It’s been a scorching July here in Kansas. Hopefully, this weather hasn’t been putting a damper on any of your Kansas Sesquicentennial celebrations. But if you’re like me, you’ve probably glued yourself to a couch to beat the heat. So how can one continue to celebrate the sesquicentennial in an fabulously air conditioned manner? By […]