Plays ‘Frost/Nixon’ and ‘Doubt’ come to the big screen

‘Tis the season for play adaptations, as the recent releases of “Doubt” [three stars] and “Frost/Nixon” [two and a half stars] can attest to. Adapted ...

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Trash pile tells your Christmas Day story

Christmas gift giving is over and now it’s time to take out the trash.The boxes that contained that new TV, computer or electronic game system ...

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‘Benjamin Button’ On-Camera Review

Eric and guest critic Trevan McGee battle it out over "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button," a big Oscar prestige film starring Brad Pitt and ...

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‘Valkyrie’ and ‘The Reader’ about as different as you can get

The Holocaust took a horrific human toll in both casualties and emotional scars that will last forever. Two movies coming out this Oscar season (and ...

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Miller under the influence of “The Spirit”

[three stars]Will Eisner’s “The Spirit” comic may have been about a masked crimefighter, but his hugely influential series (that ran originally from 1940-1952) was not ...

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What next, hyperinflation?

Foreclosures are projected to increase in the coming year as some people in adjustable rate mortgages won't be able to refinance. This will drive down ...

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A Dakotah Christmas

standing near the top of Rattlesnake Summit, ankle deep in mud, and the remnants of a brief snowfall, as evidenced by the slush along the ...

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Holiday Edition

The holiday season is in full swing now, and, for a few Jayhawks in the NBA, that means one thing: Christmas Day is game day. ...

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The holidays, economy and the homeless

This holiday time that celebrates something other than consumption has somehow become a time of excess. Yet the news on the economy is awful and ...

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Last Minute Gift Wrapping Tip

Finally finished shopping--now to wrap the gifts. Here is my suggestion for a green Christmas.I am wrapping individual gift (gifts) in Lawrence Journal World newspapers ...

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SMTS (12/21/2008) Identified.

Previous:SMTS 12/14/2008Next: IPS 12/29/2008Original post: SMTS 12/21/2008I thought this week's picture would be extremely hard. I really did, but geekin_topekan has again proven me wrong.He ...

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Co-Founder of Kansas Patriot Guard dies

One of three co-founders of the Kansas Patriot Guard, Greg (Ebay) Hansen, lost his own life today, Monday, December 22, 2008. The Patriot Guard was ...

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Saying no to the ‘Yes Man’

[two stars]Nothing I write in this movie review will convince you whether or not you should see the new Jim Carrey comedy “Yes Man.”Let me ...

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Real men ride in the cold

Unknowingly, a co-worker threw down the gauntlet.“Did you ride today? If you rode today, you’d be a man,” he said.No, I didn’t ride, but not ...

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So Much to Have Seen (12/21/2008)

Previous: SMTS 12/14/2008 Next: IPS 12/29/2009 No, the title doesn't mean that this is the last post in the series, but on the anniversary of ...

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Waxing Philosophical

So there I was, willingly craning my neck at an angle that my chiropractor would cluck her tongue at and allowing Hannah to apply hot ...

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Inside Dakotah

is a peculiar companion, and in its company, satiation for movement seems unachievable. The angst of waiting was evident as Dakotah weathered the winter storms ...

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making compromises for mental health

evening in late September of '07, while working in Bartle Hall in Kansas City, I snapped.I had had enough.As I watched a coworker walk out ...

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Devil’s Work Dictionary: Winner & New Term

Congratulations to cthulhu_4_president who won last week's challenge with 40% of the votes. (jonas_opines came is second with 30% of the votes.) Here's the winning ...

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KU mascots headed to nationals

It's not just Jayhawk fans, apparently, who love Big Jay.The esteemed Kansas University mascot was tapped to participate in an upcoming national cheerleading competition in ...

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