Tuesday, August 31
Downtown Lawrence will be filled with a sea of crimson and blue Thursday night as Jayhawk football fans take over Massachusetts Street.
Apparently finding a good college bar isn’t really that difficult for Complex Magazine, especially if you look in Lawrence.
White sugar might as well be the Casanova of the culinary world. So sweet and seductive that it’s hard to get enough, but so sly and bad-to-the-bone that, at its heart, it’s only a few steps removed from its villainous modern cousin, high-fructose corn syrup.
Further signs of the impending apocalypse: Men’s girdles are now all the rage.
Monday, August 30
Ron Garrison’s goal Saturday morning was to not cut his fingers as he clipped clusters of Fredonia grapes hanging off vines at Davenport Orchards and Winery.
The first sculpture Melissa McCormick created from clay was a telephone. Ed Noonen remembers depicting a “punch-drunk” boxer.
When time stands still, Alan Truong restarts it. He’s worked with watches and clocks for more than 35 years, the last 19 spent at Marks Jewelers, 817 Mass.
Did you know that bars are not allowed to host or even permit drinking games on their property? This was just one of many lessons taught at a weekend seminar on liquor laws.
When the time came for Elizabeth Kurata to retire from her imported jewelry business, African Adorned, she didn’t have to look far for the perfect successor. The problem was, her daughter wanted nothing to do with it.
Have you ever wondered what's on the menu for KU athletes? Join “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week for some team-winning recipes with two KU athletes and KU sports nutritionist Randy Bird.
If your chain saw is creating sawdust instead of wood chips, it is time to sharpen the chain.
Part of a high school reunion’s allure has always been the mystery of it: Did the valedictorian finish medical school? How about the emo chick — did she ever get over her obsession with the color black? But in today’s information era, where nearly everyone has a web presence on sites like Facebook or Twitter, the mystery’s solved: We already know. We watch it unfold via pictures, then read the blogs.
There are some people, for instance the one I married, who feel I can be overly critical. Maybe it is about one’s need to crank up the heavy metal while driving, maybe it is about one’s habit of treating those within earshot to an a capella version of “Symphony of Destruction” while listening to one’s iPod. The (his) point is that I have a natural ability to find room for improvement in others.
If velvet gives you the willies, read on for some updated takes on this classic fabric.
The days of summer are winding down, bringing with them nights perfect for sitting on your deck/patio/porch/balcony /couch and enjoying yourself before the temperature plummets us into fall and (shudder!) winter.
Acupuncture has been used successfully in Chinese veterinary practices for thousands of years to treat many conditions. It’s also been used as a preventative measure to ward off conditions like founder and colic in horses, and to keep performing animals healthy and in top condition.
Sunday, August 29
Piper native Eric Stonestreet of "Modern Family" won the Emmy Award for best supporting actor in a comedy Sunday for his portrayal of a gay dad and partner who's a boisterous spirit.
Melanie Thernstrom has a congenital neck-and-shoulder problem that has kept her in constant pain for the past 10 years.
Penzey’s Spices is an olfactory amusement park, taking customers on a scent-sational ride from subtle and sweet to peppery and pungent.
At the Journal-World’s online site we often have added content from photographers and videographers. Typically, this content takes the form of extra photographs in a photo gallery or audio and still image presentations in a video format.
When Linda and Joe Hertzler bought their home in Williamsburg, Va., six years ago, the property needed tons of TLC.
Dorothea Lange and her husband Paul Taylor chronicled Dust Bowl migrants in California more the 70 years ago.
whatever life brings
Saturday, August 28
We know we are individuals, with unique thoughts and needs. But the primary need of man continues to be having a way to be safely and blessedly connected with the holy God.
Residents strolling in downtown Lawrence on Friday night finally had something new to look at. The night marked the kick-off to Lawrence’s first Final Fridays Gallery Walk, a monthly arts extravaganza set to take place the last Friday of every month.
Friday, August 27
Who wants dinner and a movie on Lawrence.com?
It’s not often that a member of the clergy can say he once worked on a dude ranch, but the Rev. Rob Baldwin sure can.
Plans to move the Lawrence Community Theatre to a new site near Sixth and Wakarusa soon will take center stage.
Kids have always been a pain. But these days, they’re also in pain. “It’s an epidemic,” says Scott Bautch, a chiropractor specializing in occupational health and spokesman for the Arlington, Va.-based American Chiropractic Association. “By the age of 14, kids have the same rate of back pain that adults do.”
Thursday, August 26
I secretly want to fist-pump with the cast of “Jersey Shore” — for one night only.
I’ve never killed a man in cold blood.
Wednesday, August 25
'Lawrence could be the Santa Fe of the Midwest'
Lawrence tourism leaders are hoping that Friday eventually will be remembered as the day that Lawrence took its first big step in becoming known as the art capital of the Midwest.
LiveWell Lawrence wants to increase access to healthy foods in restaurants.
Tart and sweet, these peppers hide a world of flavor underneath their thin, papery skin.
Tuesday, August 24
Each year the new author gets asked to pick any topic he or she wishes for the first column.
Monday, August 23
Replacing damaged or missing asphalt shingles is a simple task, as long as the roof is not too steep and you do not harbor a deep fear of heights.
Julian Carter-Li, a 12-year-old San Francisco boy, is faced with a dilemma in “Operation Redwood.”
This fall, choose plenty of separates for a wardrobe full of trendy, stylish clothing and accessories. But before you do too much shopping, read about the latest fall color-trends and one popular runway style you’ll be sure to love.
They might not use the line “I’m with the band” to sneak into football games, but parents of Lawrence marching band members could be considered the ultimate groupies.
I could not understand the urgency with which my parents had delivered my perfectly darling 2-year-old nephew, Charlie, to us last weekend for an overnight stay while my sister and her husband were away.
Kelly Evans understands the importance of respite. She cherishes early morning “alone times” when she meditates, prays and prepares for her busy days as executive director of Trinity In-Home Care, a Lawrence nonprofit that promotes independent living and provides relief for caregivers.
There’s cyanide lurking in your apples. And those juicy peaches, too. Your potatoes can be deadly if you’re not careful. Same goes for the leaves on those beautiful, tart rhubarb stalks. And that amaretto flavoring in your morning coffee? It has killer origins.
Late summer in Kansas is the perfect time for a road trip. For less than a two-hour car ride I was able to experience an authentic Midwest tradition, genuine presidential museum and one of the Eight Wonders of Kansas Architecture, all in one location.
Big Brothers & Big Sisters is in great need of volunteers for its Bigs In Schools program. Currently, there are more than 60 students on the waiting list for a Big Brother or Big Sister in elementary and junior high schools across the Lawrence school district.
Lawrence church invites public to unique spiritual retreat
“The wise woman builds her own house; the foolish one tears hers down.”
Making something yourself from scratch isn’t just cheap. It’s more satisfying and, in the case of food, it’s often way more tasty.
Sunday, August 22
A friend of mine at work recently lost his absolutely beautiful and much-loved pale orange kitten to an insidious disease that raises up a particular anger in me, probably because the virus has no known cure and it is therefore, in my estimation, cowardly and unfair and pretty scary.
Treatment is possible in trees that have just begun to show signs of the disease, but it is also expensive and not guaranteed.
Soccer and football participation for a lot of area youths also means many of you will be trying to photograph your children or favorite players in action on area playing fields.
The voluptuous siren
Funerals have changed dramatically in the past decade, with people shunning old, one-size-fits-all traditions for more customized and meaningful experiences.
Saturday, August 21
Fittingly, New Life in Christ church is celebrating its coming-out party with a new ministry.
Bringing up the topic of faith in a dorm on a college campus can be quite challenging, especially when all you want is to make friends and feel like you belong.
Friday, August 20
El Gleno Grande, Bruiser the dog and Mentoc the Mind Fuggler reveal their twisted techniques.
Perhaps true art can be made from anything once it’s placed in a different perspective.
Jason Bateman and Jennifer Aniston headline “The Switch,” which starts with a potentially adventurous sperm-donor premise and utilizes it as the backdrop for a tedious romantic comedy.
Thursday, August 19
You say you’re feeling stronger, more buff than ever? But can you pull a truck with your bare hands or flip a tractor tire end-over-end at top speed?
When it comes to fashion, I prefer subtlety.
I dress according to the weather.
Wednesday, August 18
Dalton’s life serves as a reminder that beyond the spotlight’s glare and commercial success on a grander scale there are diamonds of artistry and humanity right here among us.
El Gleno Grande will be doing a horse act without a horse. Mentoc the Mentalist will bend a spoon with nothing but his mind. And Mama Lou Strongwoman will rip through a phone book before you can tear even a single page.
When he’s not teaching in the classroom, Stu Shafer is teaching in the fields
Tuesday, August 17
Yeah, those Gerber people do sort of know what they are doing.
Monday, August 16
With couture dresses from designers like Vera Wang going for 75 percent off, the Brides Against Cancer wedding gown sale could start a stampede like the famous “Running of the Brides” sale at Filene’s Basement.
Persistence paid off for Terry Tietjens. As a visiting college student, he was fascinated by the stately Georgian architecture of the Seelye mansion on Buckeye Street in Abilene.
This fall, sharp silhouettes from the ’50s, ’60s and ’70s are popping up all over.
Readers often pick up a good book to escape from the real world and lose themselves in wordy forests of fiction. In Laura Quimby’s debut novel, “The Carnival of Lost Souls,” 12-year-old protagonist Jack Carr really does get lost in a forest, and it’s all thanks to his knack for escaping.
Twelve-year-old Jessalyn Grant, of Eudora, thrusts her hand out, showing off her fingernails: They’re painted a vivid pink with a hint of orange, and they seem to radiate cheer.
It’s no secret the local food movement has legs and has become more and more popular over the last few years, but what exactly is local?
Dreams can come true at any age; just ask Sally Russell. She started writing romance novels in her mid-70s.
In an effort to help make the study of classical dance available to all students regardless of income, the Lawrence Arts Center dance department is establishing a Dance Shoe Scholarship Fund.
Sunday, August 15
Keep things simple with one subject, one camera.
Sometimes I am surprised we can grow tomatoes and melons in northeast Kansas.
It’s back-to-school time in this university town, but not every student takes the traditional route to a post-secondary education.
Saturday, August 14
Newspaper staff gains confidence, knowledge through work on KU’s student-run publication
With 150 or more members, the University Daily Kansan is one of the largest student organizations on the Kansas University campus. From online multimedia to television broadcast, the Kansan is more than just a newspaper.
It might be hot enough to create a wilted spinach salad on the sidewalk, but that doesn’t mean it’s too early to be thinking about planting said spinach for cooler consumption.
I believe that all men are created in the image of God. This means that every single person, regardless of their level of wealth and intellect, has intrinsic worth.
Friday, August 13
Overloaded by lightning-quick information via social media, text messages and computer screens, the teens and young adults of today finally have a movie that serves as a giant metaphor for their experiences.
You never know what an illegally made video from Thailand might contain.
What one learns in film school isn’t necessarily the most vital info when attempting to break into the Hollywood scene.
Thursday, August 12
Barbecue sandwich ultimately destroys ‘Man v. Food’ host
Customers and supporters crowded into Papa Bob’s BBQ restaurant to watch the Bonner Springs restaurant being featured on a national television show.
(I’ve) read every Harry Potter book at least 10 times, plus I dressed up like a wizard when I saw the movie at the theater.
My roommate and I are the same height, and that’s pretty neat.
Wednesday, August 11
The mouth-watering, award-winning foods displayed at the Douglas County Fair last week had wide appeal.
aturday marks the beginning of the third annual Eat Local Challenge at The Community Mercantile, 901 S. Iowa, and this year the challenge is heading out of the store and hitting the streets.
Tuesday, August 10
Mention the words “school supplies” to a group of grown-ups, and no matter what their age, education level or life experience, they’re likely to wax nostalgic in a visceral way.
Samantha says bye.
Monday, August 9
Early in July I had the good fortune to go down to the Gulf to visit a remarkable woman, Anne Rudloe.
If the Cordes family remembers one thing about July 2010, it will no doubt be what they learned about Indian culture, for it would seem that they could not get enough of it this summer.
J.R. Demby, 52, isn’t one for standing still, but now, armed with state of the art technology and his woo-woo stick, he’s on a mission to conserve energy — not his — yours.
Kristi Daigh is a typical 13-year-old girl with an all-too familiar summer routine.
Topeka author Susan Zuber-Chall’s newest book, “Sex, Sinners and Hippies,” chronicles her experiences as a hippie living a pioneer lifestyle in the mountains of Colorado.
Kimberlee Bourdon is bracing for the anxiety. Her 16-year old daughter, Ashlee, is moving to Lawrence from her father’s home in Texas. Ashlee will be a junior at Lawrence High School, and she doesn’t know anyone in Lawrence.
According to the school calendar, summer is ending this week, proving there is a God and He does, indeed, love me.
Actively growing turf grasses need less than 1 inch of water each week to remain green and healthy.
Equestrian-inspired styles trotted onto the runway in 2010. Read on for this fall’s fashion interpretation of classic horse-riding style.
Join Jayni Carey for a trip to Brandon Woods Senior Living Community at Alvamar on the next “Jayni’s Kitchen,” airing at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday on Sunflower Broadband Channel 6.
Dwight Hilpman prays daily. Over the years, he’s gotten better at it.
Sunday, August 8
Depth of field can make or break a shot.
Shopping for wine should be as stress-free as sipping a glass of your favorite vintage on a lazy summer’s evening.
Saturday, August 7
In the broad history of our world, sustained attempts to form “secular” states are quite new. There’s no consensus as to what “secular” is, either — India, Japan, Turkey and France all claim to be “secular,” but what they mean by that is different from the understandings Americans disagree over when they talk about secularity.
Amanda Fevurly could be sitting by the pool on a sunny summer afternoon, but instead, the Lawrence High School junior is staring down a treadmill set at a 35 percent incline and a rumbling speed of 10 miles per hour.
Friday, August 6
When you ask the work crew to see the man in charge of all the rides at the Douglas County Fair, they direct you to Ricky Moore, the man in the Hawaiian shirt.
The first time Free State Brewing Co. executive chef Rick Martin tasted barley-flavored beer with cheese, he says that perfect pair of flavors gave him goosebumps.
Q: Why are balloons in the air like vagrants? A: Because they have no visible means of support.
If “The Other Guys” is Will Ferrell and director Adam McKay’s attempt to educate the public about the evils and abuses of Wall Street, they sure picked a roundabout way to do it.
Thursday, August 5
Men wearing skirts. It’s just not right!
My hair is my favorite accessory ... but I want to completely shave my head while I am still young.
Wednesday, August 4
With a crowd of 120 people yelling, and the high-fives flying, Adam Richman makes his way to a single table at the front of Papa Bob’s Bar-B-Que in Bonner Springs.
Tuesday, August 3
What’s the “right” age to start talking to kids about sex?
Monday, August 2
As hundreds of households across Lawrence bustle about in their back-to-school preparations — shopping for clothes and supplies, squeezing in doctor appointments and readjusting sleep schedules — some approach the first day of school with trepidation or even dread.
What to do when it’s so hot outside, you feel like you’ll melt just staring at your oven? Don’t cook. Don’t go out. Just keep it cold.
Imagine you’re signed up to use 10 vacation days at Christmas, and you’re trying to decide what to do with it.
Shame is one of the most prevalent underpinnings to our emotional struggles. In trying to understand shame, it is helpful to first understand the difference between guilt and shame.
Mentioning you voluntarily live without air-conditioning is like turning off the music at a party.
I want it to be fall, or at least less sweaty, sticky and hot all the time. So today I looked up the average temperatures for the first few weeks of August, and I just don’t think I’m going to get my way. Ninety degrees can’t possibly be less sweaty.
“Music has been my vocation and avocation since my childhood in Clay Center, Kansas, a very musical town of about 5,000,” says Nora Hulse, retired music professor, performer, writer, researcher and advocate of female ragtime composers.
Joannie Grosdidier could eat three servings of Bigg’s Barbecue Warm Twice-Baked Potato Salad, if only she’d allow herself.
“You have to do something pretty spectacular to stand out in Vegas,” a woman said to me at the MGM Grand pool in Las Vegas last weekend.
In previous articles, we have discussed what money is and how it can be inflated. Price increases that result from the inflation of our money supply affect many sectors of the economy, making products and services more expensive each year. This is very apparent in one specific sector: college tuition.
Venting an exhaust fan is easy if you have an accessible attic and an asphalt-shingled roof.
Sunday, August 1
Here’s a cooling thought for the dog days of summer: Imagine yourself on vacation, with your favorite camera, standing on a 1,500-square-mile ice cube. Sound like paradise compared with Kansas in August? Actually, it was the Mendenhall Glacier, outside of Juneau, Alaska.
Local art lovers get creative in the great outdoors
For some Lawrence residents, living with an unadorned yard is like dwelling in a house with plain, empty walls. Boring. Bland. Unthinkable.
A butterfly garden is more than a place with pretty flowers: It’s a safe haven for delicate beings and their young.