Almost-Jayhawks: Which ones still make you wonder?

Last summer, Washington Wizards guard DeShawn Stevenson made quite a ruckus for calling out the Cleveland Cavaliers and mighty King James during the Wizards’ playoff ...

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Billy Self, not the KU coach Bill Self, is in Douglas County Jail

Billy Self was booked Tuesday into Douglas County Jail.No, no; this is not Kansas University’s men’s basketball coach Bill Self.The inmate does seem to be ...

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Obamaniacs can share rides to D.C.

TripVerde Inc. is recruiting Obamaniacs to sign on for a massive ride-sharing program, one designed to get people to this month’s presidential inauguration in an ...

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Stevia, Sunflowers and Paraguay

is about to be allowed to be used as a food additive in the United States says a recent article in the LJ World. What ...

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Kids are germy, and I guess adults aren’t much better

Yesterday, a co-worker walked into the News Center and said the worst words I could ever imagine: "I'm sick." (Okay, that's not the worst thing ...

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Primary election rules still in flux

Confusion still reigns over how many candidates it will take to trigger a primary in the upcoming City Commission elections. But it is beginning to ...

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KU Alumni Association seeking legislative help

The Kansas University Alumni Association, in tandem with KU's Government Relations and University Relations staff, has developed a tool to reach legislators in what is ...

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Theories on the multiple meanings of ‘Synecdoche, NY’

The most adventurous script of the year comes from--and this is no big surprise--the man who brought us "Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind" and ...

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Jenkins takes the oath of office

Republican Lynn Jenkins is now officially a member of the U.S. House of Representatives.She took the oath of office from the House floor in the ...

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Kansas households move in ‘near-perfect balance’

Economic-development types like to say that Kansas never records the market highs of California, Las Vegas or any other red-hot market — nor does the ...

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Quite a nail-biter

I thought it was going to be a long, boring night as we headed into halftime. But I ended up spending the evening on the ...

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Lawrence, home of the hedgehog

There’s all sorts of minutiae that a man can ride to fame. But who would have ever thought a hedgehog would carry an 11-year-old Lawrence ...

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Teen dating — outdated?

OK, so I understand I'm young. 23. Practically a baby. Graduated high school in 2003. I participated in the whole anti-dating teen dating thing that ...

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winter trees

the leaves gone, I really notice the shapes of trees and I’ve been struck by the way willows are almost as horizontal as they are ...

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Dakotah - The Drive Ends

Dylan Thomas wrote: “Do not go gentle into that good night, Old age should burn and rave at close of day; Rage, rage against the ...

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Texas wins Fiesta Bowl in emphatic fashion

10:55 p.m. update Wow. That was exciting. Texas pulled off a 24-21 triumph over Ohio State in the Fiesta Bowl in Glendale, Ariz. The victory ...

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New year’s revolutions

Generally speaking, I don’t like new year’s resolutions.I figure if you want to lose weight, or give more to charity, or spend more time with ...

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Kansas City Film Critics pick “The Wrestler” and “Slumdog”

On January 4th, 2009, the Kansas City Film Critic's Circle chose the winners of the 42nd Annual Loutzenhiser Awards, and "The Wrestler" nabbed the most ...

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In Plain Sight 1/4/2009

Previous: IPS 12/29/2008 Next: In Plain Sight 1/11/2009 The image above is a small part of a larger picture of something within the Lawrence city ...

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Passive houses reduce heating costs 90 percent

Saturday's blog is always about old school music and science, the shared wonders of art and technology. This is 2009's first Saturday, so “Happy New ...

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