Deadwood Edition Issue #199

June 10, 2008

Passing Permanence

Jody Wood and the power of the temporary

You can tell a little about Jody Wood's disposition toward her art from the way she handles her air mattresses made of pig intestines. Removing one of the two brittle mattresses from a corner of her studio in KU's Art and Design Building, she handles it not exactly gently, like most people do with a piece of art they once slaved over.

Music in the Air

Lawrence filmmakers debut ambitious musical

Through A Glass Productions, started by KU film school grads Chris Blunk and Jeremy Osbern, bucks the coastal migration habits of much of Lawrence's cinematic talent. "We started a company to produce films in the Lawrence/Kansas City area," says Osbern. "We do commercials and music videos during the day and work on movies the rest of the time."

Festy Festarusa

The week after Wakarusa is a difficult time. The colorful stream of festival goers has come and gone, leaving those without enough funds for the next party to languish on the sidewalks and back alleys of downtown Lawrence, panhandling, tending to large canines and strumming the three remaining strings on their guitars.

Living Proof: Our occasional reminder that not all people are bastards

Lawrencians leave for Burma: "It's time to do something about it."

One day this past May, a 28-year-old hairdresser named Julie received a phone call from Tim Heinemann. Said the retired U.S. Army colonel to the stylist: "I need your help."


:Playboy edition!!!

And now, for the latest installment of the semi-regular Breaking News feature QUOTATION OF THE WEEK.

Actual news*

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