Tag: London

Cowley College sophomore Aimee Schwintz wins float design contest

With Arkalalah nearing, newly hired Cowley College Alumni Relations and Golden Tigers Coordinator Adriana Somerville had the idea to put together a float design contest for the school’s engineering students so they could gain experience in creating a design and then executing a build. Of the students who participated, sophomore […]

A Holiday in Bath features three delightful Regency-era clean romances

From the publisher of the USA TODAY bestselling and No. 1 Amazon bestselling Timeless Romance Anthology series in Clean Romance comes A Holiday in Bath, featuring three brand-new Regency romance novellas by Julie Daines, Caroline Warfield and Jaima Fixsen. A Holiday in Bath is a delightful collection of Regency-era short fiction. […]

Darker side of Jackie Chan on full display in new “The Foreigner” trailer

I grew up watching action films, having been instilled with an appreciation of various martial arts and martial arts movies by my father from a very young age. As much as Disney was a part of my youth, so too were the works of Bruce and Brandon Lee, Jet Li, […]

Delamere blends theatrical take on Victorian London with romance, drama

Be transported to 1880s London, and meet a talented musician and singer, in the new Victorian romance novel from Jennifer Delamere, The Captain’s Daughter. When a series of circumstances beyond her control leave Rosalyn Bernay alone and penniless in London, she chances upon a job backstage at a theater that […]

Brother’s Ruin features Victorian London filled with steampunk magic

Emma Newman’s newest release, Brother’s Ruin, is set in a Victorian London filled with magic. Charlotte “Charlie” Gunn has been keeping secrets — from her parents, from her fiancé, from her brother and, most important, from the British Crown. In Newman’s England, if one possesses magical powers, it must be […]

Miller’s “The Elusive Miss Ellison” deserving of Austen, Heyer comparisons

When a novel is garnering comparisons to those of Jane Austen and Georgette Heyer, it makes me take notice — sometimes the comparisons are justified, but sometimes they are not. When it comes to Carolyn Miller’s “The Elusive Miss Ellison,” those comparisons are completely on point. This novel set in […]

Carrie Fisher remembered fondly for role of Leia, despite personal demons

Carrie Fisher’s death was confirmed Dec. 27 through her daughter’s publicist. The news immediately caused tears for many, many people. Facebook and Twitter soon were filled with condolences and cries for 2016 to stop taking all of our beloved cultural icons. Fisher, who was 60, had a heart attack on […]

Stewart and McKellen: An example of the perfect bromance

Bromances have existed for longer than the term has been in existence. The one-time slang term now is defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary as a close, nonsexual friendship between two men. Take, for example, Walter Matthau and Jack Lemmon, the original Odd Couple who also created the “Grumpy Old Men” franchise. […]

Salvation Army still in need of donations this year in Cowley County

The Salvation Army still is in need of donations this year. Its local pantry still is in need of the following items, according to Crystal Helsel, coordinator for the Salvation Amy in Cowley County: 37 bags of potatoes; 170 loaves of bread; 266 cans of pie filling; 400 boxes of […]

‘Lost and Gone Forever’ emerges from fog as high-octane Victorian mystery

The fifth installment in Alex Grecian’s Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad, “Lost and Gone Forever,” is about as high-octane as a Victorian mystery can be. The story starts with a character, who no longer remembers who he is, escaping from a fortress of sorts. As the story unfolds, a picture begins […]