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Follow ‘Top Chef Masters’ on Culture Crumbs!

OK, forget all that nonsense about the sub-par Hosea being named last season’s winner of “Top Chef.” Tonight begins a spin-off series called “Top Chef ...

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Summer gridiron report: Nebraska eyeing North title

It only took Bo Pelini one season — his first as head coach — to turn Nebraska's defense from embarrassing to respectable. It seems like ...

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Much Ado About Nothin’

Walmart's newest addition to Lawrence sure is nice but I have one problem.....it's too small! The City really blew it caving in to the fringe ...

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The Pitfalls of Facebook

Reading Vanessa Gregoriadis' recent detailed article about Facebook on New York magazine, I was reminded how powerful social networks have become of late, and the ...

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On The Nature of Comments

When I started this blog a few weeks ago, I saw it as an opportunity to try out the whole blogosphere thing in a low-key ...

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Summer Sammies

Summer evenings are for gardening, sitting by the pool, or sipping Hamm's on ice with friends. They are not for standing in a kitchen, getting ...

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Guarding Kobe: Who’s up for the challenge?

I realize that the most likely, and perhaps best, answer to the following question is “nobody” but let’s toss it out there anyway. Which former ...

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Fired for being conservative? LHS fires a teacher?

Fired for being conservative? What I'm going to write here is based on sketchy information. My hope is that people with information closer to the ...

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Up, Up and Away

Since I'm the grandmother of 1, 5 and 12 year old grandchildren, the movies I actually see on the big screen tend to be the ...

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To market – to market …

Hardly a day goes by when Rush or Hannity or whoever regales us with arguments about Mr. Obama destroying our market economy. The world is ...

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‘Harper’s Island’: Would you like cream or sugar with that corpse?

“Harper’s Island” heats way up! This feels more like a penultimate episode than eight of 13. If the writers keep this pace (and body count) ...

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Kansas stupid?

I looked at the New York Times this morning. And who do I see on the front page? One of my favorite people to not ...

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Master Gardener Tour 2009

Flowers and garden art create landscape design. Audio was recorded on our front porch. We hope they make our home theirs.

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I am competing in U.S. Air Guitar Regional tomorrow

Ever been inspired to do something from watching a movie? When I saw the 2006 documentary "Air Guitar Nation," I knew that I had to ...

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What To Do With Big Melons

Mr. Meat and Potatoes would prefer to have watermelon over almost any dessert I could concoct for him. It is a treat to him, akin ...

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Easy, rider

Recently I read a magazine article that raised the question of whether cyclists and bikers should “join forces” against automobile drivers. Seeing all the Harleys ...

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About those 503 errors you were seeing

Several of you took the time to e-mail or tweet at me about the 503 error messages you were seeing when posting comments. I want ...

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Summer gridiron report: Who’s playing QB for Colorado?

In his fourth season, coach Dan Hawkins is setting the bar high for the University of Colorado football team. Proof lies in his statement at ...

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How did you discover your significant was cheating?

I recently started having a very strong intuition that my significant other was cheating on me. He denies it when asked, but something in my ...

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We were legends. (In our own minds) II

In the first installment of this story, I attempted to show how Tom and I connected up in junior high school in 1961. When we ...

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