Open Letter to My Congressman

The Honorable Dennis Moore? Sir, why does Congress not understand why the people have been so upset across the nation? This is an open letter ...

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Sorrentino scale 2009 debut: Make your answers known

We've finally hit game week, a festive time for all of us college football nuts. Only five days remain until kickoff (three days for Iowa ...

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Back On The Chain Gang

Okay, so I'm sitting here at work and feeling kind of bored. Sluggish, really, and in need of a power nap. "It's Monday..." I remind ...

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Lawrence Landmarks

This map shows the path we took around Lawrence. Our trip took around four hours but we saw parts of Lawrence we had never seen ...

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Thoughts on “Why Do They Hate Us?”

The Vanity Fair article, "A Media Guy Asks: Why Do They Hate Us?," by Matt Pressman delivers truth with humor and relevance. Pressman runs down ...

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“Why do they hate us” reaction

I worked with a former newspaper and editorial writer turned radio freelancer this summer. In addition to producing his radio pieces, I got to hear ...

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Response to “Why they hate us”

I am nearing the end of my undergraduate career. I'm sad and reflective--like any good senior--and take any opportunity I can to chafe inwardly about ...

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Free beer! MoonPies!

Gosh, I’m an awful parent. Earlier this summer, I dragged my family to the Lenexa Midnight Bike Ride. I had a ball when I did ...

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Why do they hate us?

Matt Pressman's article made several very good points about the perceptions that many people have about media in the United States. Many people see the ...

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Response to: “A Media Guy Asks: Why Do They Hate Us?”

Like other journalists before him, Matt Pressman asks readers in Vanity Fair, why does the American public hate the media? Major complaints, he says, are ...

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Another cool month wraps up

A very unusual summer is a good way to describe it. We've seen temperatures in the 70s more often than we've had highs in the ...

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Lawrence Landmarks

Devin Lowell stands next to the bandstand in South Park. Anna Sobering stands across the street from Central Junior High, the former Liberty Memorial High ...

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In Plain Sight 8/30/2009

Previous:IPS 8/23/2009 Next: IPS 9/13/2009 Picture identified, see end of post for picture and solution. You know that I try to find new and different ...

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Lawrence Landmarks

The Pioneer Cemetery on West Campus is the final resting place to many important past KU faculty and chancellors. It is the oldest cemetery in ...

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Lawrence Landmark Adventure

Central Junior High (formerly Liberty Memorial High School) Americana Music Academy South Park bandstand South Park wading pool (Ashley is singing for joy to have ...

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Epitaphs

As defined by Wikipedia, an epitaph is a short text inscribed on a tombstone or plaque honoring a deceased person. After a quick Google search, ...

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Lawrence Landmarks

Christina DeVoss & Mackenzie Steffen photo assignment Bowersock Dam Haskell Children's Cemetery The Plow at 27th and Inverness former fire station and former stop on ...

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I’m gonna miss my hibiscus

Summer's about over. I wanted to save the image for the next eternal seven months.

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Jayhawk Flashback: Oklahoma, 10/4/97

[Ed. Note: This is a blog post from four years ago, but I figured it was relevant this week because this shows video of the ...

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Project Runway: What came first, the chicken or the egg?

OK, so we all know as viewers how long we've waited to see this season of "Project Runway." It was filmed a loonnnnnnnng time ago. ...

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