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Sundance Part Deux Day 8

Today we get up early to get in line for a special event at the Music Cafe. Political activist and historian Howard Zinn is here ...

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Criminal history, even just an arrest, can show up in prospective employer’s background checks

Q. I was arrested for domestic battery and successfully completed a diversion program through the district attorney’s office. I am applying for a job now. ...

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The African Email Scam (Part 1)

You all probably receive these emails from Africa-- from someone who is in possession of a large amount of money and needs to unload it ...

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Riding under the influence

I saw a couple events around the start of the year that started me thinking about the consumption of adult beverages in conjunction with cycling.Each ...

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Sundance Part Deux Day 7

First thing this morning I went to Sundance’s Salt Lake City Box Office to try exchanging tickets for a different show time for a movie ...

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Deadline approaches for downtown sculpture entries

Love ’em or hate ’em, the outdoor sculptures that line the streets of downtown Lawrence tend to generate a fair share of conversation.Here’s your chance ...

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Kerry Meier and Dezmon Briscoe were snubbed

KUSports online editor Jesse Newell recently brought to my attention an interesting list he saw on foxsports.com the other day. The topic: The top 100 ...

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The Oscar nominations are out!

The nominees, announced early this morning are:BEST PICTURE"The Curious Case of Benjamin Button""Frost/Nixon""Milk"The Reader""Slumdog Millionaire"BEST ACTRESSAnne Hathaway, "Rachel Getting Married"Angelina Jolie, "Changeling"Melissa Leo, "Frozen River"Meryl ...

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Would it change your opinion ?

If it were possible to comb through the past capital punishment cases in the U S, a find a case where it could be proven ...

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2009 Oscar snubs and surprises! Academy Awards out of control!

For a complete list of 2009 Academy Award nominees, click here.The bias against superheroes and animated films continues, despite "The Dark Knight" and "Wall-E" reaping ...

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Cutest Holocaust movie review ever

Rather than use a cheesy webcam and give you my single-person video review, I wrote and animated this clip of two cuddly teddy bears talking ...

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Best interests of children, not parents, govern custody decisions

Q. My wife and I have agreed that we should get a divorce and begin living apart. She will move out. We both think she ...

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Top Chef Season 5, Episode 9 — Restaurant Wars

who has ever watched Top Chef knows that the most anticipated episode outside the finale is the "Restaurant Wars" show, where two teams create their ...

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Teenagers can be adopted

Q. Can a 16-year-old be adopted by a friend’s parents if both of the 16-year-old’s parents are unfit?A. The quick answer to this question is ...

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The Sideline Report with Brady Morningstar

Do yourself a favor sometime and just watch Brady Morningstar defend.Two possessions against Texas A&M, I did that, ignoring everything else as I followed him ...

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Pianist who studied in Lawrence returns for concert this weekend

Four summers ago, Kuok-Wai Lio came to the United States from China to study piano in Lawrence.As part of the annual International Institute for Young ...

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Sundance Part Deux Day 6

Sundance is about halfway over at this point — and the crowds are thinning out. The local shopkeepers say the rough economy along with the ...

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Missouri governor promises to maintain higher ed funding

In a news release distributed today, Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon announced an agreement that will hold the line on Missouri tuition increases.From the statement:"Under the ...

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feeder visitors

Who do you want at your bird feeder? I don’t want house sparrows. They’re dingy and aggressive, but I don’t want them because they’re European ...

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How I Learned To Cook, Thank You Internet

My mother is a great cook. Her fried chicken and mashed potatoes make Paula Deen's look like the work of a pimply Furr's prep cook. ...

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