Emporia, Kansas native and modern art furniture maker Wendell Castle passed away at the age of 85 at his home in Scottsville, N.Y. His work is displayed around the world and his work is in the collection of the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art and the Belger Arts Center. In 2002, the city of Leawood, Kan., commissioned a bench titled “Faith,” for the Brook Beatty Park.
Food critic Kalen Allen moved to Los Angeles after signing a deal with Ellen, but revealed he's just missing two things to make him feel at home... his hammock and a TV to watch TGIT on Thursday nights.
It took one minute and 37 seconds for professional competitive eater Molly Schuyler to eat the 5-pound 747 Burrito at Habanero's in Lee's Summit. Those who win the challenge get the $21.95 burrito for free, plus a T-shirt and their photo in the "mission accomplished hall of fame."
"12 Strong" tells the story of the first Special Forces team deployed to Afghanistan after 9/11. Under the leadership of a new captain, the team must work with an Afghan warlord to take down the Taliban. In the film, Chris Hemsworth stars as a character based on Kansan Mark Nutsch, a veteran Green Beret officer who led the first special forces team into Afghanistan immediately following the attacks of 9/11.
In the acclaimed new film “Call Me by Your Name,” a 17-year-old student falls in love with his father’s male research assistant at a lush Italian villa during the summer of 1983. The movie's producer is Shawnee Mission South grad Peter Spears.