Deadwood Edition Issue #20

December 9, 2003

Deck the Hall

Americana Music Academy celebrates two years with Christmas show at historic Turne Hall

One day, Lawrence will be host to the most spectacular Christmas show known to mankind. Folk music diehards ages 8 to 80 will pack the rafters of Liberty Hall, dancing in the aisles while David Grisman and Doc Watson pick out the most fantastic "Jingle Bells" ever heard. Spontaneous jam sessions will spill out onto Mass. Street, filling each corner with a cornucopia of sound.

"The Death of Joan Vollmer: What Really Happened?"

Editor's note :: Whatever one might think of William S. Burroughs, he was one of the most widely known residents of Lawrence. Before his death in 1997, Burroughs -- whose work included 'Naked Lunch' and 'Junky' -- lived in a modest house on Learnard Street in east Lawrence. The well-traveled author lived more years in Lawrence, Kansas than in any other location in the United States or abroad.

Editorial :: 1229 words about something I don't really care about

So there's a nameless ditch out there to which various pinkos want to attach the name of William S. Burroughs. Can I assume that the reasoning behind this is that the creek, like its proposed namesake, is frequently loaded with junk? Sorry. Too easy.

'Last Samurai' explores East-West culture clash

It's interesting to examine how Hollywood has viewed Japan recently. Within the past few months, three high-profile films were released that all hinge on a Westerner's perception of the Land of the Rising Sun.

Review: Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga - Game Boy Advance

Nintendo shows once again it has immense RPG talent

All in all, Mario & Luigi: Superstar Saga breaks away from the tedious battle commands of most RPG's and uniquely blends action, humor and simultaneous control of both brothers in a great addition to everyone's GBA library.

Review: XIII (thirteen) - PS2, Xbox, Gamecube

After the novel style, it's a lose-lose situation.

Multiplayer maps are uninspired, barren and mostly claustrophobic, leaving much to be desired. You won't encounter any guns you haven't seen before, plotlines you haven't read before or gameplay elements that haven't become stale in the genre. After the novel style, it's a lose-lose situation.

Review - Project Gotham 2 - Xbox

This game shines from inside and out and should exist in every Xbox owner's collection. And although I am looking forward to Gran Turismo 4's deep customization, I think Project Gotham 2 has given So

This game shines from inside and out and should exist in every Xbox owner's collection. And although I am looking forward to Gran Turismo 4's deep customization, I think Project Gotham 2 has given Sony a lot to think about.

Nonconference slate paid off

The Kansas University football team's 30-24 victory over Kansas State on Saturday - just the fifth road victory in 26 tries for a Mark Mangino-coached team - demonstrates precisely why it was so important for the Jayhawks to go unblemished during the nonconference season.