Staff blogs

Local bands bring Lawrence to Middle of the Map Fest

Middle of the Map Fest is a big festival. This year saw more than 100 bands scattered across several stages in Westport, and only a ...

Reply

Report says Lawrence could use more conference space; city set to move ahead with $45 million sewer plant

The Manhattan conference center and adjacent Hilton hotel in Manhattan.

Lawrence could use some extra conference space, and it probably ought to be located in a place like downtown, a new City Hall report has ...

Reply 2 comments from Garth Atchison Steve Jacob

Undrafted Tarik Black exceeds expectations in rookie campaign

Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, left, and Los Angeles Lakers forward Tarik Black battle for a rebound as Clippers forward Matt Barnes grabs Blacks jersey during the first half of an NBA basketball game, Sunday, April 5, 2015, in Los Angeles. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

Given how the 2014 NBA Draft played out for Tarik Black, it’s hard to imagine his rookie season turning out any better than it did. ...

Reply

‘Ex Machina’ disturbs, ‘The Wrecking Crew’ rocks

There are a lot of very uncomfortable gender issues being raised in “Ex Machina,” the directorial debut of novelist/screenwriter Alex Garland now playing in theaters ...

Reply

City set to select Stoddard to serve as interim city manager; speculation that Holiday Inn will become a DoubleTree by Hilton

Lawrence city commissioners are now off and running in their process to find a replacement for departing City Manager David Corliss. As expected, commissioners are ...

Reply 19 comments from Fred St. Aubyn David Holroyd Kingfisher Philipp Wannemaker Taran Johnson Miko Harper Joehawk Tom Thomson Matthew Herbert Leslie Swearingen

Eudora man charged with aggravated assault in alleged croquet mallet threat

In my nearly two years at the Journal-World, I’ve seen everything from baseball bats to machetes to nail-clippers dubbed “deadly weapons” in various alleged altercations ...

Reply 4 comments from Kendall Simmons Leslie Swearingen Garth Atchison Jake Angermeier

As morels spring up, so do restaurant specials

It's springtime in northeast Kansas, and for the past few weeks, the Journal-World newsroom has been abuzz with talk of a very special fungus: the ...

Reply

Kenny Perry keeps KU football coaches relaxed in midst of challenging overhaul

Kansas co-defensive coordinator and cornerbacks coach Kenny Perry grits his teeth as he prepares to give some criticism during spring practice on Tuesday, March 24, 2015.

Kansas offensive coordinator Rob Likens walked into his office at Anderson Family Football Complex in early April and found an unexpected gift of sorts waiting ...

Reply

New center for business startups opens near Ninth and Iowa; city plans to discuss gigabit Internet again

Figuring out how to help Lawrence residents build new companies is the big talk in local economic development circles these days. Now, there is a ...

Reply 4 comments from Seth Amott David Childers Russell Fryberger Tim Middleton

Weekend Picks: Riptide Comedy Festival; See/Saw Film Festival; Red Rockin Music Fest; Final Friday; Farmers’ Ball finals

Many local scenesters will likely trek to Kansas City this weekend for the music portion of KC's massive Middle of the Map Fest, but it's ...

Reply

Bill Self better off at Kansas than with home-state Oklahoma City Thunder

Kansas head coach Bill Self gets at his defense during the first half on Wednesday, Jan. 7, 2014 at Ferrell Center in Waco, Texas.

The Oklahoma City Thunder has a coaching vacancy. Cue the wild speculation. Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Wednesday afternoon the small-market NBA franchise not too far ...

Reply

How paychecks, pickup trucks and guns fit into the city’s budget deliberations; name change on tap for Lawrence Convention and Visitors Bureau

Paychecks, pickup trucks and guns: They’re not just the beginning of a Jeff Foxworthy joke. They’re also items to keep an eye on as city ...

Reply 14 comments from David Holroyd Keith Prouty Kingfisher Jhorus Clara Westphal Leslie Swearingen Tim Foley

Breakfast bagel sandwiches for boys and girls

The Perfect Bagel Sandwich

The Boys and Girls Club of Lawrence hosts a breakfast at their Teen Center every Wednesday morning. Did you know that? It's free. FREE BREAKFAST. ...

Reply

Why local musicians shouldn’t miss the MixMaster 2015 Music Conference

If you are in any way involved with local music, you might want to sign up for an upcoming conference. MixMaster 2015 is an event ...

Reply

Bridal shop to take over space of longtime downtown retailer; city considering issuing new citizen survey; project to honor Langston Hughes

Someday soon, a man going to downtown Lawrence is going to be confused. (Women all over the city are saying, “I’ve already heard this one.”) ...

Reply 12 comments from Clara Westphal Bob Forer Ned Wolfsosoon Kingfisher Clark Coan David Holroyd JM Andy

Looking back on new KU women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider addressing fans in wake of winning national title at Emporia State

Kansas has decided that Brandon Schneider is the coach needed to pump life into a joyless women's basketball program that had trouble generating fan interest, ...

Reply

Watch KU introduce women’s basketball coach Brandon Schneider

New KU women's basketball coach Brandon Schneider introduced himself to the media and the Jayhawk fanbase this morning at a press conference. Watch here: KUsports.com's ...

Reply

Coming Thursday: David Beaty vs. KU in a cornhole challenge

There aren't a whole lot of details out there about this event, which is slated to take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. on ...

Reply

Why Netflix’s ‘Daredevil’ is the best Marvel show yet

Can't wait for "The Avengers"? Tide yourself over with "Daredevil." In his video blog, Scene Stealers film critic Eric Melin explains why the raw, gritty ...

Reply

The musical mad scientist: This Is My Condition

Craig Comstock might be the only person in town who can get a crowd worked into a frenzy over a series of noises. The musical ...

Reply

Previous