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Review: Bold and experimental, ‘The Other Shore’ doesn’t satisfy

Sometimes, you can reach too far. Such is the case with Kansas University Theatre’s production of “The Other Shore” by Nobel Laureate Gao Xingjian. Surreal, ...


In new ad, group backing Brownback praises governor for school bill but doesn’t mention repeal of teacher tenure

A group backing Gov. Sam Brownback churned out a commercial praising Brownback for the new school finance bill, but the ad doesn't mention controversial parts ...

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UPDATE: Buffalo Bob’s to close at end of month; Ladybird Diner plans to open along Mass. Street in June; city, county hosting Horizon 2020 meetings

UPDATE: Since posting the original column this morning, I've had a chance to talk with Bob Schumm, owner of both the Dynamite Saloon and Buffalo ...

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Spring Game Rewind

Blue Team running back Brandon Bourbon (25) celebrates with quarterback Montell Cozart after a touchdown by Cozart against the White Team during the second half of the Kansas Spring Game on Saturday, April 12, 2014 at Memorial Stadium. Nick Krug/Journal-World Photo

Just like that, another session of spring practice is in the books and, despite what the weather looks like in Lawrence today, we're moving on ...


Free State’s boys track and field team looking to surprise

Free State High's boys track and field team finished in fourth place at the Blue Valley Relays on Friday. Though they didn't win the meet ...


Jeff Withey finishing rookie season strong

New Orleans Pelicans center Jeff Withey (5) tries to get around Phoenix Suns forward Channing Frye (8) in the first half of an NBA basketball game in New Orleans, Wednesday, April 9, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

Let's face it. Jeff Withey's transition to the NBA has had its down moments in his rookie season. But as his first-year campaign reaches its ...


City receives just one proposal to redevelop dilapidated East Lawrence property; rumblings of Buffalo Wild Wings, barbecue and a downtown diner

The Lawrence development community evidently hasn't fallen in love with Rhody Delahunty. If you remember, city commissioners recently went through the unusual process of taking ...

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Filmmaker brings Western shot in Kansas to Liberty Hall

Wichita-based filmmaker Nicholas Barton formed production company Prestigious Films in 2009, and has since worked on projects for high-profile clients like Walmart, Cargill, and Dell ...


LHS sophomore making his way as a relief pitcher

It's not easy being a pitcher when your team trails by a few runs. One bad inning, and you can take your team out of ...


Gary Woodland starts strong in Masters

Gary Woodland, Kansas University’s only two-time PGA tour winner, came out of the blocks in impressive fashion Thursday at Augusta National, where he’s playing in ...


KNEA uses ‘thunderclap’ to spread word on education bill

According to, use of the hashtag #ksleg spiked at 6 p.m. Tuesday, the designated time of the Kansas National Education Association's "thunderclap" social media campaign.

At 6 p.m. Tuesday, there was an unusual spike in the Twitter hashtag #ksleg, which reporters, lobbyists and other political junkies use to highlight items ...


Danny Manning gets hero’s welcome at Wake Forest

By now, you've all surely heard that former Kansas University assistant coach and one of the school's all-time great players landed a head coaching job ...


Joel Embiid’s announcement impacts college hoops and NBA landscapes

Kansas center Joel Embiid smiles along side head basketball coach Bill Self as he talks with media members during a news conference on Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at Allen Fieldhouse in Lawrence, Kan. Embiid announced his intention to enter the 2014 NBA Draft. (AP PHOTO/Nick Krug/Lawrence Journal-World)

Hey, did you hear Kansas University freshman center Joel Embiid is entering the NBA Draft? You might have seen something about that in the past ...


Chinese restaurant opens in East Lawrence; Rock Chalk Park lighting debate stirs up emotions

I have an announcement to make: I'm not declaring for the NBA Draft. After Joel Embiid's announcement yesterday, I thought you could use a dose ...


State board member says Common Core battle not over

Topeka — Kansas State Board of Education member Ken Willard said today that the legislative battles over the new Common Core standards are far from ...


Looking Forward: April 10-16

Contributed Photo: Originally a one-man band, Shakey Graves will be debuting his new backing band this Thursday at The Bottleneck for an early show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 in advance.

Real Estate [w/ Your Friend] Emerging Brooklyn-based indie pop band Real Estate is performing at Liberty Hall, thanks to KJHK and SUA. Forming in 2008, ...


Deciphera receives $6 million payment as cancer drug advances, sets up corporate offices in Boston; Bargain Depot closing; update on SportQuest

There are 6 million pieces of good news on the Lawrence bioscience front today, and one piece of news that may create some worry among ...

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Strawberries sans shortcake

Strawberries are great on their own, but add in a few extras and you have yourself one powerful snack.

It’s not that often that I write about snacks on this blog, and I’m trying to make up for that this year, with a few ...


The Easter Bunny: The Stuff of Nightmares

Dying eggs, chocolate bunnies, Grandma’s potato salad — these are all things that come to mind when I think of Easter. They are things that ...


Afternoon snackwiches, better than bologna

Sometimes on the weekend, we forget to eat lunch. It's not that we don't love food and I don't ever miss a meal. It's more ...