Deadwood Edition Issue #197

May 27, 2008

Wakarusa 2008 schedules and other Waka-ssentials are available mobile-style at or here by individual day: 1 | 2 | 3 | 4. The printcast of our guide is pocket-compatible upon printing.

LOL Hippies

Internet meme meets Wakaruskies.

Dam Libs! Annoying-Festival-Dude Edition

In lieu of serious, tedious, same-as-previous-years', read-by-no-one "journalism" about the Wakarusa Festival, we present: Dam Libs!


Rails, roads, and wilderness: the endless search of the tramp

Two days passed in northern British Columbia. Then three. Cricket was in desolate country waiting for a freight train, stuck at one of those crossroads that most folks experience only in metaphor. The question was inevitable. Do I want to keep doing this?

Greensburg Returns

A year later, the tornado-ravaged town rebuilds in the eye of a media storm

As has now become tragic lore, little over a year ago the town of Greensburg, Kan., was wiped off the face of the earth. On May 4, 2007, a massive tornado measuring EF5-the most powerful recordable with winds in excess of 200 miles per hour-swept through the western Kansas community. Estimates put the destruction of the town at 95% and 11 people lost their lives. In the wake of the storm, there was simply nothing left.

Tease photo

Mended Paw

Formative Grunge Act reunites for Festival

To many in Lawrence, Paw's story is well-known. Their success with the song "Jessie" and two well-received albums, "Dragline" and "Death to Traitors," eventually led to a breakdown with their label, A&M, which shelved a third album. After coming back up for air with "Home is a Strange Place" in 2000, infighting and a departure of both vocalist Mark Hennessy and guitarist Grant Fitch seemed to signal a definitive end to the band.


:storm from the shelter edition!!!!

Trees shook. Rain fell. Thunder crashed. The electricity went off. It was the earliest hours of Saturday, May 24, in Lawrence, Kansas, U.S.A.

Actual news*

*based on actual news

Bodies on a bender

Flexibility faux pas? Drop the doc and contort thyself

Not too long ago, Ron Gaches dreaded walking into the capital building in Topeka. It wasn't his lobbying job or the politicians that bugged him, but rather an agonizing foot pain amplified by marble floors. "You can't imagine a less forgiving material to be on all day long," he says.

Living Proof

Our occasional reminder that not all people are bastards

Look at the photo with this story. It's heartbreaking. It's of Addison Whitenight, who's now 19 months old and has been waiting to receive a liver transplant for a year.

Style Scout: Todd Rose

Style Scout: Niomi Hansen

The Greene Room Live: KU-Iowa State

The Greene Room comes to you live from Allen Fieldhouse, where KU returns to its home floor after Saturday's foul-fest in Columbia. The Jayhawks, remained undefeated, though, edging Mizzou 76-70.