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“Angels & Demons” no gift from heaven

[two stars] About halfway through “Angels & Demons,” I started thinking about when it would end. Admittedly, that may have had something to do with the fact that the season finale of “Lost” was waiting for me on my DVR at home, but nevertheless, that’s a bad ... Continue reading

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Jayhawk Flashback: Oklahoma, 2/23/98

The Jayhawk Flashback returns this week, and we had to go relatively deep into the archives for this one: KU vs. Oklahoma on Feb. 23, 1998. I would consider it one of the most memorable Senior Night performances in Allen Fieldhouse history, though the outstanding effort didn't ... Continue reading

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Happy Bike to Work Day

Today is National Bike to Work Day. Personally, I think that’s a lot of pressure on one day, coming as it does at the end of National Bike to Work Week and smack-dad in the middle of National Bike Month. Whatever. To mark the occasion, I thought ... Continue reading

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Smoke Will Get In Your Eyes.

I choose to believe the bulk of the rain is over. I choose to believe this for many reasons, but most of all, because I am ready to start grilling with regularity. I am ready to attend functions out of doors and eat my way through the ... Continue reading

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“Reality” TV

What is the draw of so called "reality" TV? This is something I have never understood and don't think I ever will. There is nothing "real" about sticking 50 strangers in a house and watching them like rats in a laboratory cage. There is nothing "real" about ... Continue reading

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The Sounds

Well hot damn. Got myself a blog here now. A little introduction, my name's Fally. I've been writing a blog at ktka.com called "I Heart Local Music" for a while now. I've covered everything from street musicians to Wakarusa. Because a lot of my entries are centered ... Continue reading

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When it comes to e-mail, I’m an e-mailaholic

Hi, my name is Jonathan Kealing, and I'm an e-mailaholic. @ColonelTribune, the Twitter persona of the Chicago Tribune, passed along a link this morning to a study about e-mail usage. What did they find? When it comes to e-mail, you are either a "day laborer" or an ... Continue reading

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Idols develop into hometown heroes

Note: This column marks the debut of Culture Crumbs on Lawrence.com. All year the three-and-a-half judges on American Idol have consistently preached about "song choice." Every contestant’s victory seemed to stem from the right choice; every defeat from the wrong one. Never mind about little matters such ... Continue reading

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Film festival looking to land in downtown again

Outdoor movies are set to return to downtown Lawrence. City commissioners at their meeting tonight are expected to give approval to the third annual Downtown Lawrence Film Festival. Downtown Lawrence Inc. again plans to use a vacant lot at the southwest corner of Ninth and New Hampshire ... Continue reading

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‘Harper’s Island’ finally finds its legs

From CBS: "Harper's Island" is about a group of family and friends who travel to a secluded island off the coast of Seattle for a destination wedding. This island is famous for a streak of unsolved murders from seven years ago. Although they've come to laugh and ... Continue reading

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The MUT is a dog

So, I was riding to racquetball the other day, and I had just turned from Wakarusa onto Clinton Parkway when the impatient driver of the car that had turned behind me roared past. He gestured frantically toward, I assume, the multi-use trail (aka the MUT, the bike-n-hike, ... Continue reading

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Chessmaze International has launched online Computer Chess game

Tuesday, May 12, 2009 Chessmaze International has launched a new gaming brand of recreational computer chess game on its website. This company announced the launch of latest mind game played between humans and the computer. Today the computer chess is the most famous game in the world ... Continue reading

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Linwood attracts founders of GOD TV

Linwood is not Hollywood, but the small Leavenworth County town of about 400 people is now home to a pair of international TV personalities. The Historic Harris House — a 15-room, 1883 mansion west of Linwood — recently was purchased by the co-founders of GOD TV, an ... Continue reading

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Gilding the Lily

So Mr. Meat and Potatoes doesn't have any interest in dessert. Like, ever. Except for brownies. He loves brownies. I, then, get tired of brownies. There is little reason for me to go to the trouble to bake (because, as you know, I am baking challenged) anything ... Continue reading

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One parrot’s attempt at the Rock Chalk Chant

Yes, that's a parrot. And yes, it does appear to be doing the Rock Chalk Chant. The video was posted as a response to the KU Alma Mater and Rock Chalk Chant on the official KU YouTube page. It's not an altogether poor effort, especially for a ... Continue reading

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Big 12 prospects dominate 2010 mock draft

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay has released his first 2010 NFL mock draft. My first thought: This is a bit early ... OK, this is way too early. The 2009 NFL Draft just ended a few weeks ago. Then, I gave the top 10 a brief glance ... Continue reading

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Tour the USS Truxtun, the Navy’s newest ship

The USS Truxtun steamed into the port of Charleston near the end of April, and when the ship opened its gangplank for public tours, I couldn't resist stepping aboard. The Truxtun is the US Navy's newest ship. Built in a Pascagoula, Mississippi shipyard building naval ships since ... Continue reading

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…Not in Kansas Anymore…

Previous:Not in Kansas Anymore Next:IPS 5/17/2009 I've been out of town the last few days and had the chance to take some pictures. To be honest, I've been looking for an excuse to post a picture or two, so I'm going to follow the usual formula. However ... Continue reading

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How The Twister Came To Kansas

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/May/09/Twister.jpg It's twister season in Kansas once again. I thought you might like to know how it all came about... Once upon a time a grizzled stranger, his hat speckled with rain drops, settled in among the regulars at a local saloon. Before long, he heard them ... Continue reading

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Bike Sharing swiftly spans the globe

http://worldonline.media.clients.ellingtoncms.com/img/blogs/entry_img/2009/May/08/Korea-Interesting-Joyful-Bike-Share.jpg Green living rolls out ideas and puts philosophy into practice. And often green practice is not so much about results as it is about developing a meaningful process—using methods and means to conserve resources, live healthier, and expand personal contacts and options within a community, especially ... Continue reading

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