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Weekend Picks: Fireworks, Ladybird pie, rock and roll, and a Shakespearean field trip

Readers, if you are anything like us, you are still recovering from last weekend's whirlwind of festivals and fiestas. Things slow down a bit in ...


Recently opened Yeah Sushi offers whimsical take on Japanese staple

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Yuyuan Jiang worked as a sushi chef for eight years, serving up the Japanese delicacy in Houston, Palm Springs, New Orleans, Miami, New York City, ...


Korean pastels

My photography checklist for traveling to Korea includes 2 camera bodies, 3 lenses, a laptop, iPhone, a padded floor seat, a pocket point-and-shoot camera and ...


Free agent Thomas Robinson searching for right fit, respect in NBA

Chicago Bulls center Joakim Noah (13) against Philadelphia 76ers forward Thomas Robinson (41) during an NBA basketball game Saturday, April 11, 2015, in Chicago. (AP Photo/Matt Marton)

There are far bigger, landscape-changing names on the NBA’s open market this summer than Thomas Robinson. But it’s hard to come up with many free ...


Behind the scenes with the Jayhawks in South Korea

After 28 hours of travel, between practices and before games, the Kansas basketball team is making time for some well-deserved R&R in South Korea. And ...


New sushi along 23rd Street, new Chinese along Iowa Street; rumors of KC restaurant chain coming to town; figures show positive Kansas income growth

There are new adventures to be had in Lawrence with chopsticks, and this time I’m almost sure it won’t require a trip to the ear, ...

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New ‘Terminator’ a surprisingly crafty reboot

Arnold Schwarzenegger in "Terminator: Genisys"

“What do we want?” “Time travel!” “When do we want it?” “It’s irrelevant.” That joking exchange between leader of the human resistance John Connor (Jason ...


Split Lip Rayfield delights fans with free outdoor concert

Friday night felt like one big celebration in downtown Lawrence — just about every block had some sort of party, concert, art event, or busking ...


Sweeten your ice cream with fresh sweet corn

Sweet Corn Ice Cream

Every time I tell someone I'm making sweet corn ice cream, I'm met with suspicious stares or, on occasion, downright anger. "Why," they cry, "would ...


Paul Pierce, Thomas Robinson, other Jayhawks hit free agent market

Washington Wizards' Paul Pierce, walks away after a confrontation with Atlanta Hawks' DeMarre Carroll, not pictured, in the third quarter of Game 5 of the second round of the NBA basketball playoffs Wednesday, May 13, 2015, in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

When the clock strikes midnight and June turns to July, NBA free agent season officially begins. With the 2015 draft out of the way, teams ...


2016 NBA rookie of the year odds include one former Jayhawk

By now, if you've been a longtime reader of, you know that every once in a while we post various odds that are sent ...


Schmidt joins suit against EPA clean water rule

Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt joined eight other states in filing a federal lawsuit Tuesday that seeks to block the Environmental Protection Agency from extending ...

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Schumm files plans for new multistory commercial/condo building on Vermont Street; Sprouts set to open; update on Bauer Farm development

A fisheye view of two vacant lots in the 800 block of Vermont Street, Tuesday, June 30, 2015.

I thought my garden was doing well, but it is no match for the one that sits in the 800 block of Vermont Street. That ...

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Team USA receives warm welcome in first practice

It was quite the scene on Tuesday night when Kansas University men's basketball players took the court for their first practice in Korea and were ...


Kelly Oubre Jr. talking a big game before his NBA career even begins

Washington Wizards' Kelly Oubre Jr. spins the ball on his finger during a portrait session for team photographer Stephen Gosling after an NBA basketball news conference, Friday, June 26, 2015, in Washington. Washington moved up four spots in the first round to get the Kansas freshman in a trade with the Atlanta Hawks, who selected Oubre with the 15th overall pick in the NBA draft the night before.. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon

The newest Kansas basketball player to join the ranks of the NBA, Kelly Oubre Jr. doesn’t appear to care about making any friends before his ...


Underdogs rule at the 2015 Lawrence Field Day Fest

Lawrence is a music town. It’s no secret. So naturally, we have an abundance of musicians here. A band could have a hard time standing ...


So, about those KU hoops uniforms for Korea…

A quick look at what the Team USA/KU uniforms in Korea looked like in Matt Tait's mind.

By now, even if you weren't one of the thousands of people who packed the Sprint Center last week to check out the latest and ...


New plans filed for major shopping center south of SLT and Iowa Street interchange

Even though I’ve been telling my wife otherwise for years, the “S” in SLT really may stand for shopping after all. A proposal has re-emerged ...

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ESPNU to televise KU basketball at World University Games

Night owls and early risers, rejoice. Fans in the United States will be able to watch the Kansas men's basketball team on ESPNU during this ...


Landing in Korea

I flew to Europe 30 years ago, so I had forgotten what you have to endure on a long-distance flight. Kansas City to San Francisco ...