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Best of Kansas City includes lots of Lawrence winners

The Pitch released its [Best of Kansas City][1] issue today, and Lawrence is pretty well represented, both by staff picks and readers' choice picks. So, here we go: **Goods & Services** - [Best Cool Stuff][2]: Made, 737 Mass. - Love Garden Sounds was voted Best Place to Buy ...

3 Lawrence bars named top spots for bros

A hearty congratulations to a trio of Lawrence establishments that made a list of the top 100 college bars for bros by the esteemed cultural periodical BroBible.com ([part 1][1] | [part 2][2]). Bullwinkle's (No. 69), Jayhawk Cafe (aka The Hawk, No. 59) and the Wheel (No. 35) all placed among ...

KU grad Nikki Glaser performs on ‘Conan’

Nikki Glaser, a 2006 Kansas University graduate, took the stage on "Conan" Tuesday night, performing a stand-up routine that hit on all the big topics: the perils of living at home, the perils of pregnancy scares and the perils of being ...

Wichita chef takes lion meat off special menu

Wichita chef Jason Febres says he didn't mean to offend anyone when he added lion meat to an exotic, $160-a-plate dinner. But the loud voices of the Internet clamoring for his restaurant, Taste & See, to take lion meat off the menu won out, [reports][1] the Wichita Eagle. On his Facebook ...

Wichita restaurant’s plans to serve lion meat cause uproar

As we continue to get lots of ballots in our [Best of Lawrence][1] contest, one category we didn't have was Best Place to Eat Lion. In Wichita, that place is [Taste & See][2], a Latin-fusion joint that is offering an [exotic, $160-per-person eight-course dinner][3] later this month ...

A note about recent changes

You may have noticed that our sites look a bit different this morning. That's because our content management system has been updated to allow for new and improved features. I'll talk a bit about those in a moment, but first you should know that, as with any major change, we're experiencing ...

Boulevard announces it won’t produce Chocolate Ale in 2013

Boulevard Brewing Company [announced][1] today it would not produce the furiously sought-after Chocolate Ale this winter, hinting that it faced problems meeting customer demand. http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2012/feb/01/229284/ In an announcement on its website, Boulevard said it isn't ...

Where are my games, puzzles and comics?!

In our haste to make what we thought was a minor change - changing the Arts and Entertainment link on LJWorld.com to take readers to Lawrence.com - we failed to properly account for several items that readers are now asking about, namely games and puzzles, and comics. Don't worry! They ...

Can Netflix revive ‘Jericho’?

Netflix is in talks to resurrect "Jericho," the CBS cult favorite about a post-apocalyptic Kansas town, TV Guide [reports][1]. http://www.lawrence.com/users/AlexParker/photos/2012/may/1/234115/ The show debuted in 2006, and followed the lives of residents of Jericho, a small town in the ...

Where will ‘Anchorman 2’ stack up among the best journalism movies of all time?

Beautifully mustachioed news anchor Ron Burgundy – aka Will Ferrell – stopped by Conan Wednesday night with a very important announcement. And it wasn’t “Cannonball!” No, Burgundy went on the air to let the world know that the Channel 4 News Team was coming back with a sequel to ...

Scottish artist creates amazing, lifelike pencil drawings

The Daily Mail took a break from cutting and pasting from American newspapers to [write about a Scottish artist named Paul Cadden][1] who has a remarkable talent to create lifelike drawings using pencil. His works look like photos, and there's not much more I can say beyond, "wow." Cadden ...

Historic Jayhawk Theatre in Topeka wins restoration grant

Fresh off a press release, the Jayhawk Theatre in Topeka, closed since 1976, has won a $54,240 Heritage Trust Fund grant to repair its roof. It's one of 24 projects across the state to win grant money from the Kansas Historic Sites Board of Review. “We want to make the Jayhawk the crown ...

Dang, that woolly mammoth video was a hoax

Last week we [wondered][1] if some lucky Siberian had actually caught a woolly mammoth on video. Well, wonder no more. It there are no lucky Siberians here. > Some suspected the video is an > outright hoax — a computer-generated > mammoth digitally inserted into a real > river scene. ...

When parents discover Facebook

This video of a dad publicly shaming his daughter is making the rounds. After she unleashed a litany of complaints about her life - mainly about her chores - mixed in a with a few choice four-letter words, her dad took to YouTube to rebut her claims. Oh yeah, and then he shoots her ...

Is that a woolly mammoth caught on video?

A government worker in Siberia claims he filmed a woolly mammoth crossing a river last summer. Woolly mammoths have been extinct for about 10,000 years. The video is as grainy as those that purport to show Bigfoot. But, hey, it's the Internet. Let's let our imaginations run wild. Still, ...