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Truth, Justice, and the Humanities


It's been a big year for Smallville in Kansas. On June 21, 2013, Hutchinson officially changed their name to "Smallville, Kansas - the Home of Clark Kent." Why? It turns out there are a lot of similarities between the south central Kansas community and Superman's boyhood home. What better place to hold a literary festival exploring the cultural impact of comic books?

On September 21st, the Hutchinson Public Library hosts a full day of public programs that look at the genre of comic books and graphic novels through the lens of the humanities. Events include: a book discussion of the graphic novel, Superman: Secret Identity led by Joe Sutliff Sanders, professor of English at K-State; "Drawn to Marvel: Pop-Classicism and the Poetry of Comics," a presentation by Bryan Dietrich, professor of English at Newman University; "Capote in Kansas: Behind the Page," a discussion of the graphic novel by the author and artist, Ande Parks; and many more. Click here for details.

The event is supported by a KHC Mini grant. For more information about Hutchinson as Smallville visit "The Real Smallville, Kansas" website. Oh, and if you run into Clark Kent at the event, tell the Kansas SUPERMANities Council says hello.

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Thank you, 
to all who contacted your member of Congress to speak out against the proposed 49% cut to the National Endowment for the Humanities. The House Appropriations Committee recessed for August before taking a final vote on FY 2014 Interior Appropriations bill.

It's not too late to contact your Congressional representative to tell him or her that a 49% cut to NEH is too much. Click here to contact your representative today.