Staff blogs

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.”) ...

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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, ...


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:'s ...


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 ...


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 ...


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 ...


Court denies Shawnee Mission’s motion to intervene in school finance case

A three-judge district court panel in Topeka on Monday denied a request by the Shawnee Mission school district to intervene in the ongoing school finance ...

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Police and fire put together list of more than $33 million in funding needs for 2016; Sprouts sets new opening date for Lawrence store; former KU basketball player says deal is near on wing restaurant

So much for a nice welcome basket or even a tin with that wonderful nacho cheese-flavored popcorn. New city commissioners will get none of that ...

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Veteran Paul Pierce turns it on for postseason opener

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce plays against the Detroit Pistons in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich., Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015. (AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

That Paul Pierce from the 2014-15 regular season — you know, the one that looked every day of 37 years old, with 17 seasons of ...


Five Jayhawks chasing glory in playoffs

Washington Wizards forward Paul Pierce (34) shoots against Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala (9) during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif., Monday, March 23, 2015. (AP Photo/Jeff Chiu)

The 2014-15 regular season concluded this week in the NBA, marking the end of the road for the majority of former Kansas players in the ...


What caught my eye at Day 11 of KU football’s 2015 spring practices

KU QB Montell Cozart looks to pass during Friday's 7-on-7 drills at spring practice No. 11.

Friday's spring practice for the KU football team — No. 11 of 15 — kicked off with strength coach Je'Ney Jackson sending his guys back ...


1152-Hour Film Fest gives filmmakers time in more ways than one

“Descent 5: The Illusory Descension of Infinity”

This is the fifth year that Lawrence resident and Kansas University graduate Bradley Cook has made a short film for the annual Wild West Film ...


Bill Self and Scot Pollard team up to buy Mass. Street property; BBQ event coming to Rock Chalk Park

Well, here’s a property to keep an eye on, and a partnership that sets the mind to racing. Kansas University basketball coach Bill Self and ...

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Sunrise Project fundraiser draws prominent local culinary talents

Rick Martin, executive chef and owner of Limestone Pizza, is one of several local culinary professionals participating in the Chefs' Table Dinner, a fundraiser for the Sunrise Project slated for May 12.

Some of Lawrence's best and brightest culinary minds are coming together to raise money for the Sunrise Project. The Lawrence organization, which garnered its nonprofit ...


What caught my eye at Day 10 of KU football’s 2015 spring practices

D-Line coach Calvin Thibodeaux works the bag as Andrew Bolton works on footwork and getting off of a block during Thursday's practice.

I'm not sure why but I've kind of overlooked the defensive line this spring — at least in terms of how often I've watched them ...


Brace yourselves: Record Store Day is coming

Record Store Day is this Saturday, and Love Garden Sounds will be having a sale on top of selling the day's exclusive releases.

By now the staff at Love Garden is in busy mode getting ready for Record Store Day, an annual event that draws music aficionados to ...


Parks and Recreation has long list of projects that could be affected by police headquarters plan; weight room at Rock Chalk to close temporarily

Police and Parks and Recreation may soon converge. I know what you are thinking, but, no, I did not do that thing with a golf ...

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KJHK Farmers’ Ball semifinals feature 8 (mostly psychedelic) bands

This year's KJHK Farmers' Ball semifinals and finals will be April 18 and 25 at the Bottleneck.

A battle of the bands is brewing. The finalists for KJHK's Farmers' Ball have been announced, with the semifinals scheduled for Saturday, April 18, at ...


Weekend Picks: KJHK Farmers’ Ball; Record Store Day; Pop-Up Festival; Poetry Fair; Letter Writing Club

Spring is here and that means festival season is upon us. But you don't have to run off to KC's Middle of the Map to ...


Johnny’s Tavern named most iconic bar in Kansas by Thrillist

Johnny's Tavern, pictured here in 2013 with owner Rick Renfro, has been named the most iconic bar in Kansas by the website Thrillist.

"Serving Up Tradition Since 1953." So reads the weather-worn, metal sign outside Johnny's Tavern, the north Lawrence establishment that men's lifestyle website Thrillist recently named ...