Tuesday, June 30
What happens when poopy obsessed parents get on Facebook? Your biological clock screeches to a halt.
Music experts weigh in on how to avoid unflattering spotlight
Denise Richards recently became the latest celebrity to fall flat when singing in public. In her case, it was "Take Me Out to the Ball Game" at Wrigley Field. Here is expert advice to avoid similar mistakes in your own life.
Monday, June 29
The Gaslight Tavern re-opens for business, bourbon, and bluegrass
Sibling rivalry goes nuclear in a freak out over Chinese food.
Sunday, June 28
A bulldog gets a new kiddie pool and does what bulldogs do best...act ridiculous.
‘A Stranger In My Garden,’ by Betty Laird
“Are you packed to move out of the poet mansion?” Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg asks.
The Fourth of July is this Saturday, so I want to provide a few tips on shooting fireworks displays.
For someone whose primary medium is 2-D visual art, Hannah Lodwick sure did a lot in the world of music this year.
Saturday, June 27
What if Paris Hilton and Daniel Craig were little people? Take it away, Photoshop!
Wherein we listen to what Lawrence's movers and shakers are moving and shaking to
Kings of Leon, Coldplay, Depeche Mode, Ray LaMontagne, and Peter Bjorn & John
Friday, June 26
Might as well jump on the tribute bandwagon, but we'll focus instead on the man's life of lunacy. Here are clips of "Captain EO," "The Wiz," "Moonwalker," and some disturbing commercials he'd probably rather have taken to the grave.
St. John’s Fiesta continues tradition of food and family fun…but mostly food
They say your entertainment preferences are forever shaped by the decade in which you went to high school.
Steve “Lips” Kudlow believes, “The way you really prove yourself in heavy metal is by staying around.”
Thursday, June 25
Why are we all dying of diabetes and heart disease? This Is Why You're Fat counts the ways.
Songwriter brings her old-country charms to local stages
There’s something enviable about Allison Olassa’s folksy lifestyle. She plays a sort of timeless music that’s as free and loose as Gillian Welch, and she pays the bills by cleaning houses (with all-natural products, of course)...
Wednesday, June 24
I was excited about this title when I played the demo, and that excitement endured through the first few hours of the final retail game. Unfortunately, it didn't take terribly long to find out that Red Faction: Guerrilla is a bit of a one-trick pony.
Double stuft edition, featuring new trailers for "G.I. Joe," "The Last Airbender," "Dead Snow," "Ponyo," and "Inglorious Basterds."
Sewer and Pre-schooler
Toddler and multi-instrumentalist
By definition, foods labeled “organic” should be similar in certain ways — as in foods produced without conventional pesticides, antibiotics and chemicals, among other criteria.
Tuesday, June 23
Hell hath no fury like an MMORPG gamer scorned.
The phrase “Spanish art music” is not exactly the easiest concept to market in the Midwest.
Monday, June 22
A product to keep breasts separate. End boob segregation now!
Sun Dog customers relish unique sidewalk dining option
On this morning, at least, the corner of Ninth and Mass. seemed to be a magnet for simplicity.
Sunday, June 21
Wherein we listen to what Lawrence's movers and shakers are moving and shaking to
Fever Ray, Beach Boys, Brian Eno, The Supremes, and Archers of Loaf.
For your super patriot of a dad on Father's Day, here's a bald guy that just wants to let freedom ring.
inda Rodriguez was born in Fowler, graduated from Manhattan High School and attended Kansas State University before dropping out to hitchhike to Haight Ashbury in the ’60s.
The band plays on: Diverse group of musicians returns to perform for another summer of Lawrence entertainment
High school teachers. Attorneys. College professors. Computer experts. Former Army members. Photographers. Professional musicians.
Local movement, global foods: Exchange program with Japanese reveals new techniques in organic gardening
The most important thing I learned in Saitama, Japan, is that despite the history that got us here, the cultural differences and a minor language barrier, small-scale farmers across the globe can learn a lot from one another.
In my continuing series on visual devices for photography, we’ll look at linear perspective this week.
Saturday, June 20
A celebration of the anachronistic tradition of erudition
A whole lotta Robert Anton Wilson.
Barack Obama lays down some more presidential snaps.
Friday, June 19
The DSi may not have the initial "Wow, this is so much better" feeling gamers had when they first held the DS Lite, but overall it's a natural and welcome evolution of the portable.
Matt Cox left Lawrence.com in 2006 to pursue a career in game development, and three short years later, his game is the talk of E3. He's the lead designer on Scribblenauts, an innovative new title for the DS that will be released this fall. Now that the dust has settled on E3, many of the top gaming websites have named it the top game of the show.
A fitting farewell to our feline friend, complete with Hall & Oates, PCP, and Helen Hunt.
Wink eyewear, optical stylist
Tower of power: ‘Freedom Rings’ sculpture celebrates legacy of Wakarusa communities, Underground Railroad
Although many of the original Wakarusa River Valley communities are now permanently buried under Clinton Lake, they will soon benefit from a monument perched high in the sky.
Thursday, June 18
Talented group of kids singing terrible songs. Melts cynicism like it's a polar ice cap.
Renaissance Technocrat/Quantum Cosmologist
Wednesday, June 17
The world's cutest dogs in the world's most vicious blood sport. When he watches this, Michael Vick can't decide whether to laugh or be concerned he's violating his probation.
Karen Glotzbach’s life is literally up in smoke.
‘This used to be where everybody got everything’
It’s 5 p.m. on a Wednesday, nearly closing time for Rod Ernst. He sits in his hardware shop near the putty knives, arms folded. Not too long ago, tool shops dominated downtown, he says. “Used to be one on every corner,” he says, rocking in his chair. “They’re all gone.”
Tuesday, June 16
American Idol winner David Cook comes home to Kansas City
How exactly do you move on with life after winning “American Idol”? It’s a question this Blue Springs boy is still grappling with more than a year after his victory on the reality television behemoth in 2008...
The Irietions mellow out Lawrence with 4:20-friendly reggae
The Irietions stop by to share some new tunes and their thoughts on legalization, local reggae, and gettin' the hell outta Dodge (City).
Texts best forgotten, generally from when you were plastered, on display for the whole internet.
Ever wonder what it would be like to see Lawrence through the eyes of someone else?
Monday, June 15
Science + Desperation=Vegemite Beer Brewed In A Mr. Coffee
Sunday, June 14
Yes, this is real. And, yes, this is a sad commentary on our nation's obesity epidemic.
Wherein local TV connoisseurs intimate what keeps them on their couches.
"Lost," "The Office," and "Buffy the Vampire Slayer."
A crazy-off between the anti-Hoda and whatever the hell Richard Simmons is!
This week I’ll make a detour from exploring visual devices to reiterate a point about photography in general.
Marge Rocker can’t sit still any longer.
Most of the neckties in Brad Finkeldei’s closet are getting pretty lonely. He has about 50, but he’s only worn about 10 of them in the past year.
Saturday, June 13
"My cheesy advice to get through these tough economic times is to just be content with what you have."
Friday, June 12
Another roundup of the latest movie trailers, minus the mysterious stains and horrible nachos of the theater. Behold fancy commercials for "Shutter Island," "9," "Toy Story 3," and "District 9"!
Infamous is a game that does almost everything right. It's one of the best sandbox action games ever made, and belongs in every PS3 owner's library.
Carolyn Young was making the arduous drive back to Kansas from Colorado, and she was not happy about it.
Last year I wrote about purging myself from the rash of social networking sites.
“Now That You’re Dead,” a Free State Studios/SenoReality short film, is nominated for a regional Emmy in the Arts/Entertainment Program category.
Thursday, June 11
Smart asses taking tests. Extra credit for lewd doodles!
Brody Buster has the blues in his blood, but that doesn’t mean he has to play it
Most kids would kill for the kind of whirlwind notoriety Brody Buster experienced between the ages of 8 and 12. From Beale Street to Jay Leno to befriending B.B. King, Buster lived the dream before he was old enough to know it...
Wednesday, June 10
Fans of the original that are looking for new content might be slightly disappointed, because it's the same game with an extensive visual makeover. Gameplay is the same as it was over ten years ago, but everything is smoother and more vivid than ever.
Lamebook. Like Facebook, but winnowed down to just the embarrassing status updates.
Downtown Film Festival returns with more outdoor summer cinema
The abandoned lot at Ninth and New Hampshire streets, normally overrun with weeds and ultimate Frisbee players, will soon be filled with people in lawn chairs eating popcorn...
Tuesday, June 9
To help you weather the storm, here's the Katie Horner Drinking Game!
Monday, June 8
2 men, 25 countries, 10,000 miles, 1 tiny car
After earning his degree from Kansas University in May, Lawrence native Andrew Schmidt wasn’t ready to join his fellow graduates in sending out résumés to potential employers.
Toyologist at the Toy Store
Professional swing dancer
New website counts the ways in which your ex sucks.
“It’s five o’clock somewhere!” That’s the rallying cry for the time-honored tradition called happy hour, a ritual in which colleagues, friends or perfect strangers convene after work at a local pub or restaurant to relax over their favorite libations.
Sunday, June 7
Cute Fight: Baby Battle Royale! In one corner, a wee beaver. In the other corner, an infant anteater. Keep it clean, you couple of babies.
I was driving through Lecompton looking for a feature photograph when I spotted a woman mowing her yard.
Lynne Green knows she could be a lot worse off.
Kevin Rabas grew up in Shawnee.
Saturday, June 6
In honor of Mike Tyson's cameo in "The Hangover," I present to you the Cadbury Gorilla.
Friday, June 5
After a nonstop week of gaming, I'm back in the Midwest with a substantial taste of things to come in the gaming industry. Everything about this year's E3 Expo was bigger and better than last year's underwhelming experience.
Painter Molly Murphy explores the inversion of privacy in our information age
With her new show, artist Molly Murphy is hoping to pull your eyes out of the Twitterverse long enough to put them on some real world paintings...
Patrick Duffy and a crab discuss Facebook, eating pennies, and a Courtney Cox sandwich.
When Martin Del Camino isn’t busy tattooing ink on a paying customer, he’s usually painting.
Thursday, June 4
"Star Wars" recut to theme songs from '80s TV. And you thought "MacGyver" couldn't get any cooler...
Wednesday, June 3
It's that time of year again, when gaming journalists, game developers, and a whole host of eccentrics descend on the Los Angeles Convention Center for E3. Unlike the snoozefests of the last two years, E3 has returned to the bright lights and huge booths of the past.
Closure of memorial ‘will make it look like we didn’t care’
Lawrence-area sculptor Jim Brothers has a significant amount of time and energy invested in the National D-Day Memorial in Bedford, Va. Brothers has worked on more than a dozen sculptures at the memorial honoring the 1944 invasion of Normandy, France, by Allied Forces in World War II.
Because it's blowin' all up in the Twitter-scape, and because it's kind of funny to see a Jonas Brother in drag, here's Joe Jonas performing "Single Ladies."
Lawrence native Lisa Donnelly perfects her music ‘Thing’ in Hollywood
Having moved to the West Coast in 2002 as a 22-year-old aspiring singer, Donnelly is finally seeing the toils of her battle against the L.A. music machine paying off...
I'm really liking the Madchester look, as well as the 90210/Blossom trend.
Designer of the Crab Cakes clothing line
The surprise wedding reception and an impromptu routine from "Sound of Music." Performance art that doesn't make you die inside.
Take a peak in Anne Moore’s shopping cart, and you might swear she’d taken it down the aisles of a pick-your-own farm rather than her regular haunt, the Community Mercantile.
Tuesday, June 2
A baby rhino. Cute? Yes. Weird? Also yes. Midget in a costume? Unknown.
The video for '80s standard "Total Eclipse of the Heart" remade with play-by-play lyrics. "Spin around, ninjas!"
Conan O'Brien debuts on "The Tonight Show"...but mostly Pearl Jam.