Festival of Dangerous Ideas, including the future of newspapers, streamed live from Sydney, Australia

Festival of Dangerous Ideas from Sydney, Australia The festival is streamed live from Sydney. You may click on the current streaming, which is indicated with ...


LHS volleyball prepares on the fly

It's tough for a lot of teams to prepare for the season with just two weeks of practice time beforehand. Lawrence High's volleyball team didn't ...


Five things we would’ve liked to learn about KU football this weekend

Kansas head coach Charlies Weis watches warmups from a golf cart during Fan Appreciation Day, Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 at Memorial Stadium.

By the time Week 1 of the 2014 college football season wraps up Monday night, 85 games featuring FBS teams will be in the books. ...


KU prof says NFL toughening suspension policy for domestic assault shows public pressure can work

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to toughen penalties for players accused of domestic violence, shows that the public can influence large sports organizations, a Kansas ...


Checkers owner confirms negotiations on downtown grocery; city set to approve ice rink; food truck debate delayed

Holy ground round, there’s potentially big news brewing on the downtown Lawrence grocery store front. A deal is not done, but the owner of the ...

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From the World Cup to Lawrence soccer fields

Along with the rest of the country, and especially downtown Lawrence and Kansas City, I was pretty wrapped up in the FIFA World Cup this ...


Parenting: You’re doing it wrong

B and one of her many (very necessary) safety devices

If you’re a parent of small children, just how many foam, plastic or rubber contraptions do you have around your home? You know, the ones ...


Paul Pierce’s website looks back at his days at Kansas

Sixteen-year NBA veteran Paul Pierce has enjoyed a pretty eventful summer, even by professional athlete standards. From hanging with Al Pacino, to competing at the ...


K.C.-based Mexican restaurant coming to old Carlos O’Kelly’s spot; food truck battle may be brewing; study finds Lawrence not very average

In March, when I delivered the sad news of the closing of Carlos O’Kelly’s on 23rd Street, we left my lovely wife soaking in a ...

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Pros and cons of performance-based budgeting reviewed

For you policy wonks, there is nice article on The Pew Charitable Trusts website about something that is being talked about more in Kansas called ...


Polling averages show tight Kansas governor’s race

Political junkies in Kansas are being treated to an unusually large number of polls this election cycle, which gives people who are nerds about statistics ...

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Morris twins’ next tattoos will be decided by fan voting

Fans can vote for which uniform they want Kansas University football to wear for its Sept. 6 home opener by texting their choice to 37664, with the keyword corresponding with a helmet: “KUWhite,” “KUBlue” or “KUCrimson.”

Kansas University's football team recently announced its fans will decide which of three uniforms the Jayhawks will wear for their season-opener on Sept. 6. It's ...


Kawehi shares about life since viral cover, excitement to play in Lawrence

Kawehi will play her first show in Lawrence since her Nirvana cover went viral at The Bottleneck at 9 p.m. on Saturday.

For some Lawrencians, Kawehi came out of the woodwork. Vimeo selected her cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” as a staff pick and suddenly everyone (Esquire, ...


“Speakeasy” open in downtown Lawrence; more on school boundaries near Rock Chalk Park

I think I’ve finally been to a speakeasy. I think. If you remember, we reported last month that paperwork had been filed for a new ...

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Andrew Wiggins making himself at home in Minnesota

New Minnesota Timberwolves NBA basketball players, from left, Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, Thaddeus Young, Zach LaVine attend a news conference at the Minnesota State Fair on Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014, in Falcon Heights, Minn. (AP Photo/Star Tribune, Brian Mark Peterson)

NBA rules kept incoming rookie Andrew Wiggins in trade limbo all summer. Once the one-and-done Kansas University standout signed his first NBA contract with Cleveland, ...


Lamb chops, who knew?

I've been in a cooking rut for oh, say, four years. Part of that is my fault and is directly linked to "I am too ...


Chocolate zucchini muffins for the lunchbox

These kid-friendly zucchini muffins are made with gluten-free oat flour.

I’ve started making the kiddo’s lunches for kindergarten, and, as any parent (or just anyone who has ever packed a sack lunch) knows, it’s sometimes ...


Volleyball season is heating up

Last week was tryouts, this week is practices, and next week are the games. That's the schedule for many high schools teams including Free State ...


In search of minutes for Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk

Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk of Ukraine competes during the U16 Eurobasket 2013 first-round match between Ukraine and Latvia at Palace of Sport in Kiev, Ukraine, on Aug. 8, 2013.

Question: What is more difficult for a 17-year-old basketball player to achieve: Making the Ukrainian national team or cracking Kansas University’s 2014-2015 perimeter rotation? Answer: ...


Brownback subscribes to 60 percent plan, but provides no details on how much that will cost

Kansas Board of Regents Chairman Kenny Wilk said he was delighted to hear Gov. Sam Brownback adopted one of the regents' main goals — getting ...

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