So a duck walks into a bar, sits down on a stool and asks the bartender, â€œDo ya got any gwapes?â€?
Inside: kansas wine lincoln at hale u-turns, poets, & the NBA
events editor submissions Reviews sales
@thehypeweekly.com Contact us! We do not have the E-Rabies!
issue #37 - May 1th, 2012
Business Bits The Hype Weekly, LLC Twitter: thehypeweekly (785) 289-5280 (All content copyright 2012 The hype Weekly, llc)
(Pics, Prose, Paint and Poems)
(Voices, yours and ours)
15 - A Feminist Poem by Laura Thacker -George and Jimbo by Jake Pawloski
(The Reason Most Folks Read Newspapers)
4 - Turns Out, You Can Drink It: Kansas Wine 6 - The Gay Agenda 7 - Manhattan Memories -Lincoln at Hale 8 - Three Mighty-Fine Touring Poets 9 - Second Round, Same as the First...
Cover By: Keegan D. Hudspeth This issue of The Hype Weekly inspired by hallucinations seen after eating copious amounts of hodge podge in our basement with:
2 - Us to You 3 - Stop the Presses!
The Good Bits 15 - Kriminal Kakuro
(Stories you tell us to write)
jimbo ivy, sarah sullivan, George Wame Matthews, Keegan D. Hudspeth, julie ivy, Terry Szel, Ted MOrgan, Frank Siegle, michael mlekoday, Jack Partain, caitlin cash, darin strouts, Jake Pawloski, Laura Thacker, Jason Ryberg, Joshua Riser, and as always the mysterious hypester.
(Your Weekly Calender made of 100% Awesome)
Special Thanks to:
our amazing families, Auntie Mae’s Parlor, Sisters of sound, on the wildside, Z 96.3, olson’s shoe repair, Action Pact Development, the manhattan arts center, Aggieville Bars, The columbian theatre, T-LA-Re, wildcat 91.9, strecker nelson, evan tuttle, and the man, Jeff Denney.
(100% Right, Most of the Time)
12 - Music = Life 14 - 30 Second Book Review
US to You Dear Manhattan, We are sad to announce that our wonderful owner/editor/workhorse Sarah Sullivan has left us for a wonderful service opportunity in Haiti. She’ll be sending us stories of her adventures there, but we here at The Hype Weekly are scrambling to fill the giant hole that now exists in our team (and hearts). Luckily, Julie Ivy, the newest member of The Hype Weekly staff, is taking over Sarah’s calendar duties as well as handling all of our social media. 2 - may 17, 2012 - www.thehypeweekly.com
Over the summer months The Hype will be constantly expanding and contract to fit the needs of our community, so keep submitting event info and coming to our weekly pitch meeting at Auntie Mae’s Parlor at 730pm on Mondays. We need new writers, art submissions and reviews so if you’ve been sitting on the sidelines thinking, “I could maybe do that” then come to a meeting, shoot us an email and get involved! Love, The Hype Weekly
Stop the Presses! FHDC 10,000 Visitor! As you may be aware, today marks a very special day for the Flint Hills Discovery Center. Just one day shy of the Discovery Center’s one month commemorative anniversary, the Flint Hills Discovery Center welcomed its 10,000th visitor, Wamego resident, A.J. Mumford (age 5). The family group was surprised to be greeted by balloons and a giant Flint Hills prize package at the Visitors Services Desk upon entry. A.J.
was most excited of all about his big day at the Flint Hills Discovery Center as he had just celebrated his 5th birthday yesterday. Thank you for your interest in sharing the above photos/cutlines with your audience. If you have any additional questions, please feel free to contact me. Happy Mother’s Day! Jaclyn Collins, Flint Hills Discovery Center, Public Relations Coordinator www.flinthillsdiscovery.org Follow us @DiscoverFHDC! (785) 587-2729, ext. 213
5/10/12 Good bits Puzzle Solutions “Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.” - Albert Einstein
Cryptic Cynicism from our Predecessors 1
A L 6
N I V A
A T I
M O N
W A R H N G
N E 16
I N C I
I L G A
B O R G
R J O H N
O L O U V R E
Manhattan, the Newest Bicycle Friendly Community in Kansas! The League of American Bicyclists just announced their Spring 2012 honorees for Bicycle Friendly Communities program, and Kansas has just earned its third award! Manhattan, Kansas earned the bronze-level Bicycle Friendly Community award, joining Lawrence and Shawnee (both at bronze level as well) as bicyclefriendly communities in the state of Kansas, along with Leawood on the “Honorable Mention” list. There have been so many great bicycling things happening in Manhattan recently, and to have the good news capped off with the Bicycle Friendly Community designation is quite exciting. Congratulations to the Little Apple! Momentum has been building in Manhattan over the last few years, leading to this designation. Some of the great things happening in the area include: A new bike club, the Flint Hills Area Bike Club, which provides social rides, training rides, and bike event throughout the year. Bicycle racing teams, including Bad Goat Racing, the Kansas State University Cycling Team, and the Tallgrass Cycling Team. Two bike shops: Big Poppi Bicycle Co. and The Pathfinder. A growing collection of trails, including Fancy Creek State Park, the Manhattan Linear Trail, and the Manhattan River Trails. Ongoing bike events, including Cycle CASA, the Dirty Little Secret mountain bike race, the Tallgrass Stage Race, the Wildcat Race Weekend, and the monthly Critical Mass Manhattan, as well as nearby events such as the Cabin Fever Challenge and Yellow Brick Road Ride out of Wamego, the Santa Fe Trail Spring Ride and Santa Fe Trail Bike Ride out of Alta Vista, the Gravel Ride for Maisie’s Pride in Eskridge, and the Pasta 58 Road & Gravel Ride out of Junction City. On the advocacy front, the Manhattan Bicycle Advisory Committee is working to make the city a better place to ride a bike, and BikeManhattan.info covers news and events in the city and surrounding area. Manhattan has proposed a Five-Year Strategic Plan for Bicycling.
Manhattan Bike Week festivities were held two weeks ago, April 29th to May 5th, and featured a ride with Manhattan Mayor Pro Tem Loren Pepperd and other city commissioners, as well as a ribboncutting and dedication of the city’s first Bicycle Boulevard.
www.thehypeweekly.com - may 17, 2012 - 3
E N O I R
Turns out, you can drink it: Kansas Wine by Jack Partain
In 2007, when then governor Kathleen Sebelius infamoulsy quipped “We don’t make wine in Kansas. If you ever see wine from Kansas, don’t drink it” Kansas vintners and winemakers were, understandably, slightly pissed. After all, not only did her statement mean that she didn’t endorse Kansas wine, but that she didn’t even really know that wine was produced in Kansas (incidentally, someone should ask Governor Brownback what he thinks of Kansas beer - I’ll bet that would be an interesting conversation). After all, not only is wine actually made in Kansas, there is a lot of great wine made in the state. In fact, according to the Kansas Department of Agriculture’s website, Kansas wineries produce over 50,000 gallons of wine each year and have won over 300 awards internationally for their work. And while it may not carry the glamour of wine produced in California’s Napa Valley or the en-vogue panache of Washington and Oregon wines, Kansas is home to several wineries that are not only noteworthy, but respected by wine drinkers throughout the world. As with beer, prior to Prohibition, Kansas was a major producer of wine and before 1920 the state boasted over 5,000 acres of vineyards. In fact, wineries in Kansas and the midwest Wyldewood Cellars in Peck, KS
A different kind of second hand store! (785)-341-1730
Thu 11-8 Fri 11-6 Sat 10-6
2047A Fort Riley Blvd. Awesome Local Art, Crafts, and Thrift items perfect for your home, decor or designs!
4 - may 17, 2012 - www.thehypeweekly.com
are credited with saving European wine from the phylloxera (a deadly pest that sucks the sap from grape vines) epidemic that ravaged vineyards throughout France in the 1860s (when pest resistant vines from the American midwest were grafted into European vines). But that legendary asshole Carrie Nation and her stupid axe and the push for prohibition decimated both the wine and beer industry in Kansas and the industry was slow to recover. Today Kansas is currently home to 23 vineyards and wineries which are scattered throughout the state. The majority are clustered in the eastern half of the state and the Flint Hills is a particuALLAN CHOW larly fertile area. paintings Paxico and Mulvane are home to Wyldewood Cellars, one of the oldest and most prolific wineries in Kansas. Originally opened in 1994, and rebuilt after a fire in 1999, Wyldewood is internationally WILLIAM known, and frequently awarded, for their sweet elderberry wines as well as wines deCOUNTER rived from other fruits such as cherries and 5”x 5” blueberries. Wyldewood regularly hosts mixed events which can be attended for nominal media fees. Wyldewood Cellars Winery 951 E 119th, Peck, KS 67120 (316) 554-9463 @wyldewoodcellars.com Wamego is home to two great wineries that deserve attention. The OZ Winery, which opened in 2007, produces high quality wines with clever names inspired by the Wizard of Oz. “Lions, and Tigers, and Bears - Oh Merlot!”, a semidry merlot, and “Run Toto Run” a blend of Zinfandel and merlot, are two wonderful offerings but their best sellers are Squished Witch “a fruity, semi-sweet Ives Noir” and Drunken Munchkin, a dry Cabernet with notes of black currant. “Wamego has a number of Oz
406 Poyntz Mon - Sat 10-6
The Hype related businesses,” says co-owner Brooke Balderson. “[So] it made sense for us to open in Wamego because of the tourism connection.” When asked if she ever fears running out of “Wizard of Oz” inspired names Balderson responds: “The book ‘The Wonderful Wizard of Oz’ has lots of inspiration. We probably won’t ever be stumped for new names!” The shop in downtown Wamego is open every day, and tours are available by appointment. Oz Winery 417 Lincoln Street, Wamego, KS (785) 456-7417 @ozwinerykansas.com Also located in downtown Wamego is Vivante Vin, a self described “boutique” wine shop which features wine made the old fashioned way. Owner Britt Nichols makes all of his wine by hand, often watching grape juice strain through cloth. Being nestled in the heart Oz Winery in Wamego of Wildcat Nation, Vivante Vin is known for their purple passion - Purple Crush, a sweet red, and Purple with an Attitude, a blush, from their Wildkitten Winery line, are both fine examples. The shop is open Monday through Satuday 10-6 and Sundays noon-6 and offers free tastings, and you can order wine from their website.
two constitute two thirds of the Somerset Wine Trail of eastern Kansas(the third being the Middle Creek Winery and Grau Vineyard in Louisburg, KS, which is run out of a converted horse barn). Somerset Ridge, which opened in 2001, is one of the strongest wine producers in Kansas, with over 8,000 vines that produce over 5,000 cases of wine each year. You can find their wines, such as their sweet Buffalo Red (which is fantastic red blend), and their Concordia Red (made from Concord grapes, like Welch’s grap juice), at any liquor store with a decent wine selection. Free tastings are offered Wednesday through Saturday until 5:00pm. The Nighthawk Vineyard and Winery is much smaller than Somerset, but also much younger. I’ve yet to taste anything from Nighthawk so I’m going to rely on a personal recommendation here. My sister recently vistited both Somerset and Nighthawk and had this to say: “Nighthawk is small, but they are expanding. Sommerset was bigger and more done up, and they sold more than just wine. But we liked Nighthawk’s set-up better. It seemed more personal, and the wine was good.” Somerset Ridge Vineyard-Winery 29725 Somerset Road, Paola, KS (913) 491-0038 @somersetridge.com Nighthawk Vineyard & Winery Lt 16381 West 343rd Street, Paola, KS (913) 849-3415 @nighthawkwines.com
I realize that it is bad journalism to use a relative as a source, but I’m not a very good journalist, and I love my sister, and value her opinion on everything alcohol related - she and her fiance, Kyle, both have good taste. Also, I figure that opening and sustaining a winery in Kansas is damn hard work and that reccomendations like this, personal, word of mouth stuff, are what Kansas wineries thrive on so I decided to pass it on. I’ve been Vin Vivante WineryWhere the fun begins!, 514 Lincoln, Wamego, KS wanting to visit Nighthawk since they opene but (785) 458-2930 @vinvivante.com always thought, “Ummm... a drive to Paola just for some wine that may or may not be worth it. Just east of Wamego, Renaissance Cellars in St Marys has I’ll get to it someday.” But, after talking to my created a buzz in resister I’m currently re-evaluting my calendar, cent years by produclooking for a way to fit in a trip this summer. ing Mead, a misunder In all honesty, a very gifted writer (or stood drink derived Kansas history student looking for a good disfrom fermented honey sertation idea) could make a book out of the and water with roots story of Kansas wine these days. There is a great that date back over deal of very interesting history. For example, that 9,000 years. Their Fat phylloxera epidemic that I mentioned earlier, Friar’s Honey Mead which vines from the Midwest helped to cure in can be found at select Europe, was in fact caused by the importation of stores throughout American vines to Europe. In addition, Kansas north east Kansas and Renaissance Cellars Winery in St. Mary’s winemakers represent a vanishing group of indeon tap as well. pendent, free thinking entrepreneurs, all of whom, at least in my experience, represent a “As far as people’s initial reaction, push against the quickly moving corporate takeover of the economy of this country. They the most common response is that it’s are, after all, making high quality wine in a place that even a former governor has belike nothing they’ve ever had before, says littled as a wine producing area. They deserve your attention, and their work may deserve Eric Stevenson, co-owner of the Cellars. your hard earned dollars. You should find out for yourself. Drink up!! “They comment on the strength of the honey flavor. We add to that the history of the drink, and different ways to enjoy it (layered drinks), and it sells quite well.” Renaissance is also known for producing other rare wines such as Renaissance Cellars Chambourcin, a 12.5% dry red, and Fat Friar’s Mulberry Mead, a sweet Melomel, a variety of Mead which combines fermented honey and fruit. You can visit them at 518 W Bertrand in St Mary’s for tastings and sales. Rustic Treasures & Renaissance CellarsWinery 518 West Bertrand Avenue, St. Marys, KS (785) 437-2828 Paola is home to both the Somerset Ridge Winery and the Nighthawk Vineyard and Winery, and together, the
Nighthawk Vineyard and Winery In Paola
www.thehypeweekly.com - may 17, 2012 - 5
GayAgenda The Voices
Big steps forward and two steps back …
Greetings, Hype readers. The past year has been a roller coaster of accomplishments and major setbacks for the civil rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) individuals locally, regionally, and nationally. May 2012 is the one-year anniversary of the Manhattan City Commission’s decision to remove the rights of LGBT individuals in our community. May 2012 is also the month when our President, Barack Obama affirmed his support for gay marriage when he said, “I think same-sex couples should be able to get married”. Thus it is worth reflecting on the events of the last twelve months and projecting the landscape for the future for the civil rights of LGBT individuals in our community, state, and country. Let’s begin with the two big steps back. Fifteen months ago Manhattan was out in front on the issue of LGBT rights and protections. Our former city commission, led by former Mayor Bruce Snead, took a major progressive step forward when they amended Manhattan’s non-discrimination ordinance to include sexual orientation and gender identity. This was not a quick or rash decision. The decision was reached after nearly a year of thoughtful deliberations, significant research, and reflection by many aspects of our city government and community. It was a proud and wonderful day in Manhattan, Kansas as we were the first community in the state to provide protections for both sexual orientation AND gender identity. Unfortunately, this proud and wonderful day was short lived. The current city commission was elected in April 2011 and immediately in May 2011 made a “U-turn” on civil rights. Led by Commissioners Loren Pepperd (now mayor), John Matta (now mayor pro tem), and Wynn Butler, this “gang of three” repealed the amended non-discrimination ordinance at the first meeting of the newly seated commission and, in essence, said it’s okay to discriminate against LGBT persons in our community. This repeal took our community from the front of the line to the back of line regarding equal rights for all and effectively stripped all protections for LGBT individuals in Manhattan. Things have not looked much better at the state level, where the state government is attempting to “solve the problems” created by forward thinking local governments across the state, via heavy-handed bills like Senate Bill 142 (SB142). If you are not aware of SB142 it is the bill the Kansas City Star called “The Freedom to Discriminate Act” and it recently passed the Kansas House on a 91 to 33 vote. It has not become law, however if it passes the Senate before the end of this year’s session, discrimination against LGBT individuals will be legal in our state based on a bigot’s supposed religion. Google “The Hype and SB142” for the best coverage of this bill and what it really means. These two steps back are significant and sad. The city and state are choosing to ignore the civil rights and equal protections of our LGBT family, friends, and neighbors. The effect that such shortsighted legislative action has on these individuals is huge; however the effect that these actions on our com-
6 - may 17, 2012 - www.thehypeweekly.com
by Ted Morgan munity and our society is even greater. The tide on LGBT equality is shifting nationally. However, recent popular votes (e.g., North Carolina Amendment 1) on same-sex marriage have temporarily slowed progress. However, this progress will not be stopped! In addition to the Obama administration affirming their support of same-sex marriage on the national level, many cities in our region are in the process of developing equal protections for their LGBT communities. Hutchison and Salina are considering amendments to their anti-discrimination ordinances to include sexual orientation and gender identity. Lawrence added gender identity to theirs, having had sexual orientation as a protected class for a number of years already. These events on the national and regional scale demonstrate that Manhattan was on the right track a year ago when a majority of the former city commission – Commissioners Morris-Hardeman, Sherow, and Snead – voted to amend the non-discrimination ordinance. Equal rights and protections from discrimination for our LGBT family, friends, and neighbors will come to Manhattan as this growing wave of acceptance and support for the issue cannot be stopped. Unfortunately, our current city commission’s shortsighted vision has moved Manhattan into the unfortunate role of following and not leading, which is a surprising position for such a productive, educated, and progressive community. The Gay Agenda is a monthly column written by a representative of the Flint Hills Human Rights Project (FHHRP). This month’s column was written by co-chair Ted Morgan. FHHRP is a local organization supporting members of the LGBT and their friends, families and allies. You can “Like” us on Facebook, or find more information at www.fhhrp. org or by emailing email@example.com.
Lincoln at Hale
Manhattan Memories by Frank Siegle On Facebook there is a thread called: “You Know You Are From Manhattan If….” Got me to thinking (not a good idea, perhaps) about doing a periodic column about living here from whenever to now. I plan on using my own experiences and those of the posters on the thread and stuff that I dig up from elsewhere. I can’t rely on myself alone because for I lived in Minnesota for 28 years and bits and pieces of time in a couple other places. So this is the inaugural outing. Even growing up here, I wasn’t here in town all the time – just going to school and church, shopping and visiting my grandmother. I didn’t live in town until a bit of grad school. Farm boy, in other words. I was the first on Deep Creek not to attend the Deep Creek School. The year I started first grade was the year the district started bussing kids from my neck of the prairie to town school. 1946. We had to go to town at least once a week to deliver cream and eggs to the Farmer’s Union. We had a ’37 Plymouth Coupe, so the eggs and cream fitted in the trunk. It was interesting going during or after a rain. Part of the road was ungraveled dirt, which meant you could 1) take up the whole road sliding around or, if you weren’t careful 2) wind up in a ditch or even 3) get stuck. If we had to go in the rain it was even more interesting. The 1937 Plymouth had one wiper on the driver’s side keyed to the motor. Going up a hill, the wiper would stop working because the motor was working too hard. It was fun….I guess. We got a 1947 Plymouth after I started grade school. It was getting a little crowded in that front seat with two adults and a growing boy. Going to town wasn’t such an adventure anymore.
hooch ! h t l a or he
Lower your stress!
improve your mood! Clear your head!
! y t s a a t e i find ocal speak our l
mondays: $1.50 wells
! d e i n t a n u d o be vgiosit your A www.auntiemaes.com
616 n. 12th street
1946 was really the beginning of the period of prosperity that lasted until the Carter administration, perhaps. Seems like it’s been kind of down hill for a lot of folks since. There was a lot of pent up demand after the war, because during the war so much was either rationed or unavailable anyway, so you really couldn’t spend the money you were making on much. The Depression was really brought to an end by the war and the huge demand by the government for war material that made full employment a reality. People went on a buying spree after the war and that fueled the economy. We put in indoor plumbing, got a refrigerator and milking machines and started selling milk that was picked up, so the separator went bye bye. Life was good. The Coop not only had a grain elevator and filling station and bought your eggs and cream, it also had a grocery. We didn’t use it much, but my grandparents who lived in Ashland did. It was fun going along Poyntz. Mom bought groceries initially from Moore’s grocery where Barry’s drug
By Caitlin Cash
Hale Library on the Kansas State University campus is host to Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War. The displays are dynamic and the concepts are concisely presented, focusing on three themes. The “Divided” panel describes the philosophical background of the war – a battle between state sovereignty and the power of the people. Lincoln believed that the South leaving the Union was unconstitutional and undemocratic and was willing to protect majority rule at all costs. The fight would lead to him to further test the bounds of the Constitution when Fort Sumter was attacked in April of 1861. Congress had adjourned in March, so Lincoln acted without approval, rallying troops and issuing blockades of Southern ports. His measures were found constitutional by a 5-4 vote in the Supreme Court, there are those who still dissent today. The “Bound” section of the exhibit examines the Constitutional question of slavery. In the original document it is left to the discretion of the individual states. Lincoln would say that “I have always hated slavery,” and would see an opportunity in wartime to accomplish what he never could have during peace. With the Emancipation Proclamation he freed slaves, welcoming them into the Union army. He then used the 13th Amendment to make his wartime measure of liberty last lifetimes. The third panel is dedicated to “Dissent” and the loss of civil liberties during the Civil War. Lincoln suspended the writ of habeas corpus, or the protection from arbitrary arrest, allowing for martial law as his commanders saw fit. This had never before been done by a president, and Lincoln defended his action, maintaining it was acceptable Pop-Out Box: Lincoln: the Constitution and during wartime. The war saw another first – a national draft. Thousands tried the Civil War to evade it and 105 people were killed in Hale Library on the Kansas New York City riots. Southern sympathiz State University Campus ing newspapers and their editors found 2nd Floor themselves targets, receiving everything Through June 5th from warnings to arrests. It is not clear whether this was done on Lincoln’s order, In the mood for more? Check but he did condone this course of action for a time before telling his commanders out the The Lincoln Era in Special Collections on the 5th to cease. Lincoln: the Constitution and floor of Hale Library. the Civil War, which was organized by the National Constitution Center and the American Library Association and made possible by a major grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, is an excellent exhibit. It takes about twenty minutes to tour and is an ideal introduction to the subject matter or a brilliant way to brush up on your history. The panels also concisely and objectively present constitutional challenges that are still relevant today and are a phenomenal tool for education and discussion.
store is now. If I remember right both down town and Aggieville were paved with brick. Juliette is the last of the old brick paved streets. I might have a dime to get a comic book at Duckwall’s or Woolworth’s. Saturday nights, occasionally, we might go to town to see a movie, usually at the Wareham. Afterwards we usually stopped at Norton Drug for a pint of ice cream we took home to eat before going to bed. Now and again we might go to the Carlton at 4th and Pierre. The spot now has an appliance store. If we did that we probably would stop for a cone at an ice cream shop located somewhere between Pierre and Huston on 4th. You could get a triple dip cone in a special cone that had three “compartments.” Then life was VERY good.
www.thehypeweekly.com - may 17, 2012 - 7
Auntie Mae’s Mighty Fine Poetry Night Presents:
May 22nd On Tuesday May 22nd at 930pm at Auntie Mae’s Parlor there will be a very special edition of Auntie Mae’s Mighty Fine Poetry Night featuring three fantastic touring poets! After the poets, we’ll have the usual open mic for our poets, but these three fine fellows will be opening up the night with a set of poetry that’s not to miss! Jason Ryberg is the author of seven books of poetry, six screenplays, a few short stories, a box full of folders, notebooks and scraps of paper that could one day be (loosely) construed as a novel, and, a couple of angry letters to various magazine and newspaper editors. He is currently an artist-inresidence at The Prospero Institute of Disquieted Poetics and an aspiring b-movie actor. His latest collection of poems is Down, Down and Away (co-authored with Josh Rizer and released by Spartan Press). He lives in Kansas City, Missouri with a rooster named Little Red and a billy goat named Giuseppe. Feel free to look up his skirt at jasonryberg.blogspot.com Joshua Rizer is a Kansas City native with a third degree black belt in The Hard Way. He is also proficient in The Low Road as well as The Drawing Board, his speciality in that art form being most specifically, "Going back to it." He has been writing short stories, novels and poems for twenty years and drawing for longer than that. Until he works up the courage to shoot himself in the foot or cut his nose off to spite his own face he has settled on filmmaking as a suitable avenue of self-infliction. He paints as well, the oils containing chromates and lead, making the activity a very long and drawn out cry for help. He awaits your intervention at joshuarizer.blogspot. com
8 - may 17, 2012 - www.thehypeweekly.com
Three Mighty Fine Touring Poets
Michael Mlekoday once destroyed an entire naval squadron with a single couplet. Now MFA seeker at Indiana University, once humble KSU Master’s supplicant, National Poetry Slam champion and break dance innovator, Mlekoday is from that wonderful font of slam poets: Minneapolis, Minnesota. Luckily for us he fell in love with a particular basement bar and has thus been forced back onto our streets. Michael’s performance style is heavily influenced by what I call the Twin Cities Tongue: highly personal, anecdotal pieces favoring alliteration and consonance over rhyme, often with an “urban” roughness and patois. There is also a particular rhythm and flow that stamps one as a student of the Twin Cities (or an imitator), not just in beats but also syllable count and pacing. While usually utilizing some humor, the focus of work tends to be heavily emotional, with a large number being about loss in some way; loss of faith, loss of life, loss of innocence. I suppose that’s a generalization of all poetry, but I just notice the Twin Cities poets tend to bleed into their poetry a lot more than most folks. In a good way. Despite being bred a slam poet, Mlekoday is learning via collegiate repetition the art of the page poem. He enjoys cooking with unique spices, blackberry brandy and long stumbles home from the bar with bearded men and sharp tongued women.
Second Round, Same as the first, little bit louder... Story and predictions by George Wame Matthews Round two of the NBA playoffs in both the Eastern and Western Conference has finally begun. Round one in the East saw two teams (Miami and Indiana) close out their series in five games and the other teams (Boston and Philadelphia) in 6. In the West, the top two teams (San Antonio, and Oklahoma City) were able to sweep their respective series, where as both LA teams needed the full seven games to close out their opponents. Now that that mess has been cleared up, we can move on to the second round.
#4 Boston Celtics vs. #8 Philadelphia 76ers If anyone, outside of Philadelphia, told you that they honestly believed that the 8th seeded 76ers would beat the #1 ranked Bulls in the first round going into the series, then they were selling you something. Philly was able to take advantage of several key injuries to the Bulls to pull off the upset. Boston, was also a surprise to win their series against the Hawks, I know I certainly believed Atlanta’s youth would prove to be too much for Boston to handle, guess I was wrong about that one. I’m not sure who I like in this series, Boston has the experience and the leadership both on the floor and in their coaching to win. Philly, however, has all the intangibles in the world going for them. But they aren’t paying me to waffle, so I’m going to go with Philly continuing their improbable playoff run in this one. Prediction: Philadelphia in 6 (Love you Jess)
player). Harden suffered a concussion and was questionable to start the playoffs. Fortunately Harden was alright and was able to help the Thunder sweep the Mavericks in round one. Now, the two of them will meet again in the playoffs with everything on the line. This series should be interesting to say the least. Prediction: Thunder in 6 #1 San Antonio Spurs vs. #5 Los Angeles Clippers After sweeping the Utah Jazz on Monday, the San Antonio Spurs had to endure an eight game wait to begin the second round. The Memphis Grizzles gave the Clippers an incredible fight. In the series, the Grizzles actually scored more points in total than the Clippers, yet LA was able to pull out an improbable 82 to 72 victory in game seven. The series win did not come without a price, however. Both of LA’s superstars are dealing with injuries. Chris Paul is suffering from a hip flexor (whatever that is) and an injured finger, Blake Griffin suffered a sprained knee. To say that the Clippers are not 100% would be an understatement. The Spurs, on the other hand, have used this time off to get healthy and rested for this series. Whereas it may have been nice if the Spurs could have played the Grizzlies and gotten some redemption for their round one loss last year, San Antonio will gladly take an injured Clippers squad. This could still be a contentions series, even injured, the Clippers are a dangerous team, but I don’t see them beating my beloved Spurs in this one. Prediction: San Antonio wins its 5th championship (Go Spurs Go!)
#1 Miami Heat vs. #3 Indiana Pacers Barring any unforeseen injuries to Miami, I don’t see them having any trouble beating the Pacers in this series. Miami is just too good talent wise to lose this one. Indiana did what they were supposed to do in putting the Magic out of their misery in the first round; Miami did the same for the Knicks. But now that we are into the second round, Miami just has too much star power with their big three of James, Wade and Bosh. Indiana will fight tooth and nail to make this series respectable, but I see Miami making short work of them. Prediction: Miami in 5
#3 Los Angeles Lakers vs. #2 Oklahoma City Thunder Talk about drama, this showdown between the old guard Lakers and upstart Thunder will be full of it. At the end of the regular season, Lakers power forward and energy player Metta World Peace (yes, that is his name, though you may remember him as Ron Artest) was suspended for the remainder of the season and the first 6 games of the playoffs for throwing a vicious elbow which just so happened to connect with the back of James Harden’s head (Oklahoma’s energy
www.thehypeweekly.com - may 17, 2012 - 9
Thursday 17 10:00AM
Wamego Middle School & High School Art Show @ Columbian Theatre This is a combined show of the Wamego High School & Wamego Middle School art programs. It will show off the different projects and mediums they have worked on throughout the school year. Many pieces will be coming directly from competition.
River Trails Beginner Mountain Bike Ride @ Big Poppi Bicycle Distance: 1-2 laps/4-8 miles. At this ride you will have the opportunity to learn how to ride on off road trails and trail etiquette. A couple of the concepts you will learn are how to ride over a log or other obstacle, and how to position your body when riding downhill.
The story begins with a bet and is set in the colorful world of New York City in the mid20th Century. It is a tale of gambling men and the women who long to tame them. $15, $20 for table seating.
Bowinero with The Field Day Jitters @ Auntie Mae’s Parlor
Go See It! Weather in the Flint Hills @Flint Hills Discovery Center On the third Thursday of every month, featured speakers will highlight unique places to visit throughout the Flint Hills, and provide tips on how to pursue adventure in your own backyard. All Go See It! Lecetures will be held in the classroom.
Free Music Friday From the Hype Weekly! This week we have two awesome bands for ya: Bowinero from Kansas City and introducing The Field Day Jitters, a brand spanking new band from here in MHK.
Film: Short Circuit @126, Nichols Hall Part of the Department of Computing and Information Sciences Movie Series.
Friday 18 10:00AM
Guys and Dolls @Columbian Theatre
Temporary Exhibit: The Making of the Flint Hills Discovery Center @Flint Hills Discovery Center The changing exhibit room in the Flint Hills Discovery Center features the making of the Discovery Center to the public. Learn about the people who contributed to the creation of the building, and learn about four of the artists who made important contributions to this project.
Saturday 19 8:00AM
Downtown Saturday Farmers' Market of Manhattan
Linear Trail Historical Lifestyle Ride @Big Poppi Bicycles Distance: 5-10 miles. Join Big Poppi Bicycle Co and the Flint Hills Area Bike Club each Saturday morning for a casual ride on Linear Trail while learning interesting historical facts about Manhattan, KS.
Sunset Friday Night Lights River Trails MTB Ride @Big Poppi Bicycles Distance: 1-3 laps/6-18 miles. Why not join us for a ride on your mountain bike at night? REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR LIGHTS!!!
Monday Through Friday
Exhibit: Naturally Refined: Sustainable Fiber @William T. Kemper Art Gallery, K-State Student Union Exhibit features Sun’s master of science design research project in apparel and textiles. Sponsored by the Union Program Council.
Lincoln: The Constitution and the Civil War @ Hale Library Building Hours A traveling exhibition based on one of the same name developed by the National Constitution Center. It aims to encourage visitors to see the Civil War as a test of the U.S. Constitution; to consider Lincoln’s options through his own eyes; and to reflect on the significance of that great 19th-century conflict for Americans today.
10 - may 17, 2012 - www.thehypeweekly.com
@5th & Humbolt These vendors come from all over Northeast Kansas bringing fresh produce, meat, eggs, crafts, jams & jellies, fresh baked bread, pies, cookies, and sweets.
Weekend Hours May Vary
2012: Faith, Magic, Love & Death @Strecker-Nelson Art Gallery Cationary Tales of the End of Times - An Extraordinary Travelling Art Exhibit. Artists include: Stephanie Hunder, Marc Berghaus, Marko Fields, Oscar Gillespie, Barbara Waterman Peters, Richard Notkin. Other Exhibitors include Jerry Moon, Margie Kuhn, Nina Irwin, Yoshiro Ikeda, Patricia Barry Levy and Bo Bedilion.
Bangladesh: Colours of Culture and Context @ Manhattan Arts Center Experience Bangladesh through the lens of the Lewis sisters. Katrina and Summer spent a year (2009-10) in Bangladesh working at a new liberal arts women’s university. They have framed 31 photographs and written a narrative relating their experience with each image.
Guys and Dolls @Columbian Theatre
The story begins with a bet and is set in the colorful world of New York City in the mid20th Century. It is a tale of gambling men and the women who long to tame them.
Road Ride with K-State Cycling Club @Big Poppi Bicycle Leader: KSU Cycling; Distance: 10-20 miles (depending on groups decision). This will be a recovery ride that will stay together the entire time. Speed limit is 15 mph. Come on out and ride with the KSU Cycling Club!!
Tuesday 22 9:00AM
Sing-A-Long with Mr. Steve @Bluestem Bistro If you want to bring your kids in for a fun activity, come join us in our meeting room as our manager, Mr. Steve, plays silly kid’s songs!
$15, $20 for table seating. 10:00PM
Soulicit w/ Humbled Pride @ Bobby T’s Bar and Grille Join The Hype Weekly at Bobby T’s (3240 Kimball Ave) over on the West Side; you can catch local rockers Humbled Pride at 10pm before they give up the stage to Soulicit. 18 and up.
Sunday 20 11:00AM
Sunday Jazz Brunch @Bluestem Bistro Live every Sunday morning during brunch.
R.E.A.D. to Dogs @Storytime Room, Manhattan Public Library Children can read to a certified therapy dog, 2:00-4:00. No registration required; sign up for a 10-15-minute time slot at the Children's Desk when you arrive. The R.E.A.D. (Reading Education Assistance Dogs) program gives kids the opportunity to practice and enjoy reading in a fun environment.
Dr. Goins Jazz @Della Voce Live jazz and fine dining every Sunday evening.
Tuesday Talk: Stop and Smell the Roses @KSU Gardens, Quinlan Visitor Center, 1500 Denison Ave Join Jim for a stroll through the historic KSU rose garden as he talks about the classes of roses in the garden, their historical background and choices beyond Hybrid Teas and Floribundas. The talk is free; just bring your own lunch. Reservations required. RSVP at firstname.lastname@example.org. Sponsored by the Friends of the KSU Gardens.
Mountain/Cyclocross Bikes Gravel Ride @ Big Poppi Bicycle Distance: 15-30 miles. Come join us for a gravel ride as we enjoy the Flint Hills and an incredible Kansas sunset. Bring your headlights and taillights just in case. Don't have a light? Demo one of our high quality lights from the shop for FREE!!
Urban Street Ride @ Big Poppi Bicycles For any bike with 2 wheels and no motor; Come on out to enhance your technical riding skills .
Auntie Mae’s Mighty Fine Poetry Night @ Auntie Mae’s Parlor A very special edition of Auntie Mae’s Mighty Fine Poetry Night featuring three fantastic touring poets! After the poets, we’ll have the usual open mic for our poets, but these three fine fellows will be opening up the night with a set of poetry that’s not to miss!
wednesday 23 4:00PM
Downtown Wednesday Farmers’ Market of Manhattan @CICO Park These vendors come from all over Northeast Kansas bringing fresh produce, meat, eggs, crafts, jams & jellies, fresh baked bread, pies, cookies, and sweets.
Women's-Mountain/Cyclocross Bikes Gravel Ride @ Big Poppi Bicycle Distance: 10-15 miles. Calling all LADIES! Come join us for a gravel ride as we enjoy the Flint Hills and an incredible Kansas sunset. Bring your headlights and taillights just in case. Don't have a light? Demo one of our high quality lights from the shop for FREE!!
Monday 21 5:00PM
Around the World Dinner @Bluestem Bistro Try something new and tasty! This week is food from Kenya!
Monday Night Lights River Trail MTB Ride @Big Poppi Bicycles Distance: 1-3 laps/6-18 miles. Looking for something really exciting to do to start off your week? Tired of Monday Night Football? Why not join us for a ride on your mountain bike at night? REMEMBER TO BRING YOUR LIGHTS!!! Don’t have a light? Demo one of our high quality lights from the shop for FREE!!
The Hype Weekly Pitch Meeting @Auntie Mae’s Parlor Come give us your ideas, your concerns, your comments and questions! If you want to write, shoot, draw or work for The Hype, this is step one.
River Trails Mountain Bike Ride @ Big Poppi Bicycle Distance: 2-3 laps/12-18 miles. The pace of this ride will be medium/fast. As usual, all riding abilities are welcome on any ride at Big Poppi’s, but if you are ready for more of a challenge, come on out!!!
www.thehypeweekly.com - may 17, 2012 - 11
The Hype Weekly and Manhattan Music Coalition Present
Music = Life Reviews, news and stories from the musical minds of MHK. That’s right, kids, it’s time for another edition of Free Music Friday presented by kinda likes. But seriously, Bowinero are great folks who play excellent tunes, so The Hype Weekly and Auntie Mae’s Parlor! you should come and see them, for free...yea, you owe us, big time. This week we have two awesome bands for ya: Bowinero from Kansas City and introducing The Field Day Jitters, a brand spanking new band from here in MHK. This is not Bowinero’s first stay in Manhattan, or even at Mae’s. During Aggiefest 2011, Bowinero were part of the Pop Wreckoning Stage # 1 at Auntie Mae’s. With a sound combining pop listen-ability with a keen rock edge, Bowinero are a great compromise between the “discerning” indie kid needing those Kafka references and the jump-around rocker wanting something up tempo and fun to accentuate his sloshing a High Life down the back of that one girl he
The Field Day Jitters. A name that brings so many images to mind. A strange, interesting name, yanked from the pages of some ragged music mag you’d find kicked about in an alley. Comprised of dynamic duo Dave and Lori Spiker and drummer Laurie Shelton, the FDJs mission is one of rock. Specifically the indie pop-rock of the late 1990s, and given our experience with Dave Spiker’s previous projects (Ruskabank, The Goodbye Sort, and many others) rocking on a high-magnitude order will be had indeed. This Friday marks the FDJs first show and The Hype Weekly is very proud to introduce what will surely be a staple of the MHK scene! Come to Auntie Mae’s Parlor this Friday at 9pm for a great night of rocking with absolutely no cover, courtesy of AMP and THW!
by jimbo ivy
American Rockstars Made up of Darick, Roll, Kevin and Trent, Soulicit began their road to stardom in the streets of Wichita before being discovered and sent out across the U.S. on what has been a nearly perpetual tour. Their single “Hell Yeah” broke into the Top 40 Modern Rock charts and has been featured on syndicated rock radio shows such as Nikki Sixx’s Sixx Sense and the (hilarious) video for “Hell Yeah” was played at the 2012 Super Bowl. The Trent in Soulicit, is none other than Trent Boehner, KSU alumnus and veteran of early 2000’s MHK bands such as Tipton Blacktop, Purify and (my first band in college) Lack of Style. Trent and I started playing guitar together in stairwells in Marlatt Hall and his first drum kit (complete with massive amounts of duct
12 - may 17, 2012 - www.thehypeweekly.com
tape) sat in my garage for a year or so as he pounded the heads to CDs of everything from 80s Hair Metal to Blues Traveller. The last time Soulicit graced MHK I was sadly in transit from Oregon, but this time, I’ll be there to see my friend and former bandmate (don’t ask how terrible we were) in all his resplendent glory. You can check out the band at soulicitrock.com for music, bios and links to the awesome video for “Hell Yeah” or on facebook at facebook.com/soulicit. Come join me this Saturday at Bobby T’s (3240 Kimball Ave) over on the West Side; you can catch local rockers Humbled Pride at 10pm before they give up the stage to Soulicit. 18 and up.
www.thehypeweekly.com - may 17, 2012 - 13
Football Coaching Bible by American Football Coaches Association
By: Jordan Mizell, Keegan D. Hudspeth, and chris hancock
30 Second Book Review
If you are a football fan or coach constantly yearning for the next piece of football knowledge or wondering what’s going on inside a football program, this book will satiate many of those urges. The list of coaches that helped author this book reads more like a Hall of Fame Roster, including two prominent connections to the state of Kansas (Bill Snyder and Dick Foster – Community college coach at Coffeyville). Both, as well as many others (Joe Paterno and Bobby Bowden, to name a couple), discuss the mentality of the programs they run and their expectations when building such programs. Many other chapters are dedicated to the x’s and o’s of the game, which may also intrigue many people. There is also a lot of coaches writing in areas befitting their unique talents, such as Frank Beamer discussing special teams or Tom Osborne discussing leading your team. While I would not recommend this book for the casual fan, I certainly would (and have) hand it to any die-hards whose thirst for football knowledge seems to never be satiated. The insights are extraordinary, especially in the words of the extraordinary men who give them. It is rare to see this type of open communication and insight from many of these coaches in any other context, so if football is your interest, passion, hobby or obsession, these men’s words will resonante with you. ~CH
The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman If you don’t know who Neil Gaiman is by now, you should probably just go back to watching “The Jersey Shore.” In the meantime I will weep for your soul. Not only is he one of my favorite authors, he is world renowned for his other works such as, “American Gods, Coraline, and Good Omens. He was also the writer and mind behind the entirety of the, “Sandman” series. This dark children’s book I enjoyed and will enjoy reading to my children, if I ever manage to get around to that step in life. Titled, “The Graveyard Book.” Told in the same style as, “The Jungle Book.” It even won the Newbery Award for best contribution to american literature for children. It is based around a small child whom witnessed the graphic murder of his parents. Crawling away from the grisly scene, he found himself in a graveyard and was subsequently raised by ghosts. Yes, it sounds morbid. Each story which all stand alone, yet string together for one full book of pleasure will delight you. You are treated to so many fantastic characters and ev ents that all come together to form this young child’s life in the boneyard that you feel naturally bonded and protective of him. I cannot recommend any book higher, you will re-read this more times then you replay Mario Games. It’s just short enough that you can easily finish it in a day and I’m willing to bet you’ll lend it to a friend that night just so you can talk about it with them the next day. Go fast and pick up your own copy and if you have the extra coin a copy for a friend just to save time. ~JM
14 - may 17, 2012 - www.thehypeweekly.com
Silver Surfer: Parable, by Stan Lee and Moebius (aka Jean Giraud) With the Avengers out in theaters making marvel movie history, we need a little bit of comic book love in the 30-sec reviews. When it comes to the way the Marvel Comics Universe is organized you have, in my opinion, three teirs of characters: mortal characters, demi-god characters, and cosmic characters. If any of you watched the Avengers or other previous m ovies you know exactly what I’m talking abou then. Tony Stark is a mortal, given big power by his Suit, but Hulk is demi-god level due to his near invulnerability and beyond superhuman levels of durability and strength. The Silver Surfer is a cosmic entity, you probably can’t kill him, he doesn’t eat, he doesn’t sleep, he doesn’t age, he will be around long after any of the other heroes in the sense of timeline. Which is where we come to Stan Lee and Moebius’ idea for this small one-shot story about the Silver Surfter and his creator/nemesis Galactus. Stan Lee of course is the well-known creator of the many big-shots in the Marvel Universe, including all of the Avengers. However, Moebius is a different story, and if you haven’t heard of him you should have. Moebius has been called the Pope of comics. That’s right, a title you would think Stan Lee should have. Moebius, who’s given name is Jean Giraud, is a french comic book artist/ author who should be more famous for the concept work in movies you’ve loved but never knew he was responsible for. Titles like Star Wars, The Fifth Element, The Aliens movies, are just a few that he’s been responsible for designing in some respect. Sadly, he passed away this year at the age of 73. Fortunately, back in the 80’s when these two old masters were not quite so old they asked: What if Galactus tried to trick humanity into thinking he was a God? As the Silver Surfer takes it upon himself to warn every planet Galactus targets, he is naturally there to throw a wrench in Galactus’ scheme. The only problem is Galactus proclaims, “I am come to set you free, free from guilt! Free from worthless man-made laws! There is no wrong! There is no sin! Pleasure is all! SO SPEAKS GALACTUS!”. Is it possible for even a cosmic hero like the Silver Surfer, stop the entire planet from tearing itself apart due to the trait which can kill anyone: Human nature? ~KH
The good bits
feminist-as-arrogant model; or how I learned to start worrying and question my role as an activist
a world in which you feel an outsider and I am arrogant
by Laura Thacker
who am I to theorize your life? when all you are asking is support; or when all you are asking is to be left alone;
who made us “us” and who made them “them” and who decides whose way is right? who decides that a specific way belongs to someone?
my loving perception is that I am ignorant and you have knowledge that I never dreamt of
does existing in a certain place and time make the belief system in that reality my own? whose beliefs are these, mine, or someone else’s?
in my comfortable reality and that maybe I can help if you want the help of someone like me who is just learning to be playful don’t worry about the cost of travel this time, when you’re ready, it’s my turn to come to you
who am I to define a person’s reality from halfway across the world? or even down the block?
Kakuro is the criminal combination of a crossword and Sudoku puzzle.
my privilege is not a wand for me to wave to save those who are without it my self-prescribed role as activist is not a role in which I can define the realities of others
In a kakuro, the numbers are the clues. They denote the total of the digits in the row or column referenced by the number, and always play down or sideways.
the night I take back may not be yours it is not your job to travel to my world,
Edwin C. Olson Sr.
1214 B. Moro Manhattan, KS 66502 785-539-8571 www.olsonsshoes.com email@example.com Mon-Fri 9:00-6:00 Sat 9:00-1:00
Within each collection of cells - called a run - any of the numbers 1 to 9 may be used but, like sudoku, each number may only be used once. Help for your impending headache can be found here on the webs: http://en.wikipedia.org/ wiki/Kakuro
www.thehypeweekly.com - may 17, 2012 - 15
Biggest Dance Floor in Aggieville
& Wells Everday All girl Bartenders
$1.50 Shots & $1.50 Domestic Bottles Everyday
Chuggers & O-Bombs
$2 Everyday! Find us at www.aggievillebars.com Incense, Candles, and Tarts
Lots of Funky Decor Do You Hookah? New Spring Wear
Complete Disc Golf lines! Jewelry, Hacky-sacks & accessories
Open Monday785-776-2252 Saturday
16 - may 17, 2012 - www.thehypeweekly.com
Published on May 18, 2012