Staff blogs


For rockabilly riffs, turn to Kansas City

There really isn’t much in the way of rockabilly here in Lawrence (unless it’s worked into a bluegrass act). So when you want to see lively and deliriously fun rockabilly music, you have to rely on Kansas City bands. The Thunderclaps and the Quivers are two of ... Continue reading


KU Athletics creates mobile app to help student athletes eat better on, off campus

I’ve often wondered how hard it must be for those 7-foot basketball players or 300-pound linemen on the football team — spending hours a day in workouts of puke-inducing intensity levels — to get enough to eat. I mean, I feel like I eat a lot, and ... Continue reading


Final shot: KU needs to topple K-State to avoid winless season

Saturday marks the last shot for Kansas football to avoid going 0-for-the-season in football victories. With rival Kansas State coming to Memorial Stadium, is this finally the week first-year coach David Beaty gets the proverbial monkey off his back? Many remain doubtful of KU’s chances after a ... Continue reading


In his own words: Cheick Diallo talks getting cleared

Happy Kansas freshman Cheick Diallo speaks with the media about finally getting the news he and the Jayhawks had hoped for — he is eligible to play college basketball this season. Continue reading


Jayhawks in Maui: Hoisting the trophy

Thanks to a pair of blowouts in the opening rounds and a hard-fought 70-63 victory over 19th-ranked Vanderbilt in Wednesday's title game, the Kansas University men's basketball team hoisted some hardware in paradise. Taking the Maui Invitational was the first step in what fifth-ranked Kansas (4-1) hopes ... Continue reading


Baseline View: Kansas vs. Vanderbilt in Maui


KU names provost search committee chair and members

Kansas University now has a search committee in place tasked with finding KU’s next provost. Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little shared names of the chairman and committee members in a memo to campus. She said the committee will have its first meeting in early December, and that national advertisements ... Continue reading


Trio of downtown businesses announce closings; one set to reopen in west Lawrence

There are some things that never change in downtown Lawrence — both Santa and my F150 getting stuck on the roof of Weaver's are a couple of items that come to mind. (Hey, sometimes you have to get creative when parking downtown.) But for the most part, ... Continue reading


Watch McCollum Hall’s implosion from three angles

Three Journal-World photographers were spaced around KU's campus Wednesday morning as McCollum Hall came crashing down. Watch all three angles in the video below, and be sure to check out our main coverage of the implosion, including full length videos, crowd reaction and a photo gallery. (Video ... Continue reading


Demolition crews bring down KU’s McCollum Hall

KU’s McCollum Hall came crashing down Wednesday after 50 years atop Daisy Hill. About 750 pounds of explosives spaced throughout the building detonated around 9 a.m., reducing the 10-story, three-wing, 220,000-square-foot residence hall to a pile of rubble. The 600-foot "evacuation perimeter" around the site will be ... Continue reading


Jayhawks break down win over UCLA

Kansas Jayhawks Perry Ellis and Devonté Graham discuss KU's impressive Maui Invitational semifinal victory over UCLA. Coach Bill Self left impressed with his team’s effort, particularly in the first half. Continue reading


Baseline view: Kansas v. UCLA

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Fried Tofu with Awesome Sauce. It’s not turkey!

The minute Thanksgiving is over, the switch is flipped and I want to start eating things that have spice, color and are the dead opposite of the rich, creamy, salty foods of the holiday. Lately, I've been on a tofu kick. I know, I know. But here's ... Continue reading


KU professor publishes interviews with screen legends; ‘Brooklyn’ idealizes immigration in the 1950s

When Kansas University Professor **John Tibbetts** began interviewing international movie directors, cinematographers, editors, composers, and others behind the camera, he always had an eye on the future. “I intended from the outset to bring these conversations into my classrooms. I never saw them as merely subjects for ... Continue reading


Van Go Adornment Holiday Art Sale opens this weekend

The holidays are going to the dogs (and other members of the animal kingdom) this weekend, when Van Go Inc. kicks off its month-long [Adornment Holiday Art Sale and Show][1] from 7 to 9 p.m. Saturday. The Van Go headquarters at 715 New Jersey St. will be ... Continue reading


Off the Beaten Plate: Betta’ Pizza Burger at The Sandwich Bowl

Burger enthusiasts, be warned: If you’re considering ordering the Betta’ Pizza Burger at the Sandwich Bowl, there’s something you should know. This culinary mash-up isn’t really the patty-on-a-bun burger. Instead, it’s more along the lines of the meatball marinara sub from Subway, albeit fresher tasting and generally ... Continue reading


One-man band Monster masters beautiful buildups

If you’ve ever been fascinated by the art of building a song, Monster’s a great place to start. The one-man-wonder treated the Replay to one of his yearly performances on Friday night. The sole performer — armed with a set of keys, buttons, mics, guitars and a ... Continue reading


Driver in early-morning pursuit ditches running vehicle; alleged road rage incident ends after victim displays handgun

Lawrence roads may not have been the safest place to be last night, according to the Lawrence Police Department’s 911 call log. The following two traffic incidents that occurred overnight struck me as out of the ordinary for our typically quiet Monday nights in Lawrence. Let’s take ... Continue reading


LarryvilleLife’s Picks: McCollum Hall implosion; Franksgiving; Bizarre Bazaar; Culinaria Supper Club; post-holiday rock ‘n’ roll

Thanksgiving approaches, but there's plenty to do in LFK for those who aren't trekking to parts unknown. Alongside our more traditional selections, we also recommend that you watch a landmark crumble, be a brave pilgrim and attend the first-ever Franksgiving celebration at Leeway Franks, and opt for ... Continue reading


McCollum Hall: What you need to know for your last close-up look and implosion-viewing game plan

I just got back from Daisy Hill for my final close-up look at McCollum Hall, and I wasn’t the only one driving around taking pictures up there. I ran into a couple McCollum alumni saying their own goodbyes to the building — now gutted, windowless and looking ... Continue reading