The Washburn Review

Music institute developing

Deana Smith

October 6, 2008

For years, the Topeka music scene has lacked a centralized location. However, for the last three months, David Schaffer has been running a new business called the Live Music Institute. This cozy little building, located ...

Bullfrogs Live provides comedy, entertainment

Leia Karimul Bashar

September 8, 2008

The first time I went to the comedy show at Bullfrogs Live, I realized I was experiencing decent entertainment, something of an anomaly in Topeka. It was sometime in late 2004, and I became addicted to live standup. I w...

Roller derby invades Sk8away with girls, skirts, beer

Christopher A. Smith / Campus Editor

August 18, 2008

Any Washburn student who grew up in Topeka has fond elementary school memories of annual parties at Sk8away skate center. For hours, kids would skate and/or fall repeatedly to chart-topping songs like "The Macarena" and...

‘Producers’ play presents hilarity

ReAnne Utemark

August 13, 2008

Okay, I'll admit, I am a bit uncultured and did this whole "Producers" thing backwards - I saw the movie first. While Matthew Broderick and particularly Nathan Lane play Mel Brooks' characters with precise comedic timing, ...

Dining Indian style Eating Indian cuisine can be a strange experience to those unaccustomed to the traditions, but the benefits of trying something new can be quite rewarding. Globe Indian Cuisine on Quincy Street is the only Indian restaurant in Topeka.

Flurry of Curry

March 24, 2008

Avoid greasy pizza via Via’s Pizzeria

ReAnne Utemark

March 24, 2008

Pizza Hut and Papa John's are great when large crowds of people need to be fed, or you just don't want to cook and the idea of a nice, greasy $6 pizza sounds fantastic. However, if your pizza craving is a little more comp...

Coffee, poetry give off good vibes in Top City

Tiffany Swinney

March 10, 2008

The strong aroma of coffee was not all that wafted through the air Saturday night at Lola's Café. The words of poets Hadara Bar-Nadav and Anne Boyer also enhanced the environment of the dimly-lit establishment at the sec...