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‘Burn After Reading’ offers bleak, hilarous worldview

***Before the critical triumph of the surprisingly warm-hearted black comedy "Fargo" in 1996, Joel and Ethan Coen's critics had accused the brothers' movies of being ...

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Motorcycle riders to hit highways for good causes

Northeast Kansas isn't exactly Sturgis, but it may feel like the iconic motorcycle haven this weekend. At least in the philanthropic sense, as two charitable ...

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Project Runway Season 5, Episode 9 - Astrological avant-garde

A few lessons wannabe reality TV stars can learn from Wednesday night's episode of Project Runway:When a top American designer compares your outfit to fecal ...

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Kindergarten is over

Beating Hillary Clinton was the easy part. It was one of the most complicated and drawn-out national-party presidential primary campaigns in history, but it will ...

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The Sideline Report with Dezmon Briscoe

8:30 p.m.Quick update. Here are the audio links for interviews with [Kansas coach Mark Mangino][1], left tackle [Jeff Spikes][2] and quarterback [Todd Reesing.][3] The first ...

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Trace the Ramona Morgan trial, from incident to conviction

By now, you've surely seen that a jury [found Ramona Morgan guilty Tuesday][1] of two counts of second-degree murder and one count of aggravated battery.And ...

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Twelve Lawrence students named National Merit Scholar semi-finalists

Twelve Lawrence students were named National Merit Scholar semi-finalists today.About 16,000 high school students nationwide were named semi-finalists for the prestigious scholarship, which pays about ...

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“Ghostbusters III” and “The Wrestler”

Columbia Pictures third-highest grossing film of all time is "Ghostbusters." So they'd be stupid not to make a sequel, right? Hmmm...Well, the writing has begun, ...

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Criminal damage reported at Lawrence Feed Store

Law enforcement report Burglaries and thefts reported ¢ The owner of Lawrence Feed Store, 545 Wisconsin, reported that an aluminum entry door and three telephones ...

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Obama “my Muslim faith”

Republicans have jumped all over Barack Obama's statement in a George Stephanopoulos interview on "This Week," on ABC on September 7. "Let's not play games," ...

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More Ice Left than Last Year

The evaluation of the situation in the Arctic is inaccurate. If there is more ice at the end of this season than last season that ...

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McCainandPalinphobia

The American Psychiatric Association is carefully monitoring a new mental health disease sweeping the nation. The name coined for this new mental affliction is McCainandPalinphobia. ...

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Sharing Nature with Children Part 2: A Late Summer Scavenger Hunt

I like to take my boys for a stroll in the neighborhood a few mornings a week. My five-year-old usually protests, though he often has ...

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Kansas State Fair 2008

The Kansas State Fair is in full swing this week. Half of Kansas must have been there last Sunday. Well, perhaps a bit of an ...

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Good news: Fuel prices decline

This just in from the folks at AAA: Fuel prices are down in Lawrence and elsewhere in the state.And that, of course, is a good ...

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Newell Post: Before they were stars

While waiting before Kansas coach Mark Mangino's press conference, I was surfing the Internet when I stumbled upon something interesting.I randomly typed "Todd Reesing" into ...

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Palin: Not Quite a Hail Mary But a Flea Flicker

my fellow young progressive fellow babies. We've had our fun with Gov. Sarah Palin.Yes, she's awful. She might even be a kook. But she's catching ...

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Predatory credit card practices targeted

At the end of July the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services Committee passed a bill that would curb predatory credit card lending practices. It ...

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Kansans Deserve More Senate Debates

Slattery/ Roberts Debate Update Having now watched the debate at the Kansas State Fair, I have no idea what anyone had to say. The television ...

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Evolving dialogue

God: Charles?Charles: What?God: Thank you Charles.Charles: What?God: Thank you.Charles: For what?God: For the book.Charles: What book?God: "The origin of the species."Charles: Oh that one. Actually ...

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