Deadwood Edition Issue #92

October 18, 2005

My Shameless Space

Self-promoters find social fabric at MySpace.com

It must be his e-pheromones. That's the only way that Michael Hendrickson can explain his burgeoning fan base on MySpace.com. Without so much as one live performance or one album, the 21-year-old KU junior is consistently among the top-ranked independent artists on the MySpace charts. His alter-ego "Sexy If You're Maladjusted" has about as many profile views (16,000) and "friends" (2,000) as The Appleseed Cast, an established Lawrence band that has toured the world over for nearly a decade.

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Review :: OK Jones, "Push/Pull"

Richard Gintowt is surely best known to readers of this publication as a writer and reviewer. But outside of the day job, Gintowt is the frontman for reflective rock/country outfit OK Jones.

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Review :: Harvey Girls, "The Wild Farewell"

New York and Kansas don't necessarily have a lot in common. One state is home to the bustling financial and cultural capital of America, while the other is mostly made up of small towns, livestock and open spaces. "The Wild Farewell" is The Harvey Girls' willfully schizophrenic attempt to musically reconcile the two locales.

Res-erection

An interview with Victor Continental

The Victor Continental Show is a singular, irreplaceable part of Lawrence culture. This weekend marks the Lawrence troupe's 12th show since starting in 1998. In some ways, it's typical sketch comedy - everything from ancient history to U.S. politics, from Hollywood to Lawrence is fair game for VC's racy humor and predilection for double entendre.

Van Go volunteers get involved in the lives of at-risk teens

Our weekly reminder that people aren't all bastards

Of course no one wants to work. But why wouldn't you want to work if you can make money painting a handbag or a public bench?

Authority v. Minority

On eve of new law against racial profiling, Lawrencians share their stories

Sweet, blessed Massachusetts Street. Bastion of local business, historic buildings, buzzing nightlife and ... racial profiling?

Detours ruin trip to 'Elizabethtown'

Cameron Crowe is most effective when his movies are steeped in realism. His Oscar-winning script for "Almost Famous" attained a towering level of truth, partly due to it being based on Crowe's own experiences as a 15-year-old reporter for Rolling Stone in the early 1970s.

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Review: NBA Live 2006 - PS2, Xbox, Gamecube

Next verse - same as the first

EA has probably produced the best Live installment in the series, but that doesn't mean they've made the best basketball game or even touched the potential the series has. There are still some major kinks that could be addressed.

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Review: Marvel Nemesis: Rise of the Imperfects - PS2, Xbox, Gamecube

What an appropriate subtitle

Released among the respectable X-Men Legends II and Ultimate Spider-man, it's glaringly obvious EA's comic-come-game entry lacks passion, purpose and most unforgivably, inspiration.

Author to discuss women who 'do too much'

A prolific mystery writer is coming to Lawrence Saturday to discuss her book, "Women Who Do Too Much."

Brownback says evangelical leaders heading his way

The Kansas senator and presidential hopeful says more and more conservative Christian leaders are committing support to his campaign.