Monday, May 31
Corey LeRoy and Ariane Franklin, students at Haskell Indian Nations University, wanted a place for other female students to connect and help one another throughout college. They wanted something never seen at Haskell: a greek organization.
No, “retrosexual” doesn’t mean a sexual preference for vintage clothing. Well, it kind of does. We should back up a little bit.
Three Lawrence firefighters visit “Jayni’s Kitchen” this week to share their recipes for staying fit. Fire marshall joins the crew at the end of the program to taste the results.
This spring and summer, changes in shapes and styles will be noticeable in the men’s shoe department. Read on for some alternatives from the typical summer flip-flop — some classic choices and a few new additions are in style.
Death and its aftermath is no stranger to Bart Yost. He lived in a funeral home until he was 14. “Caskets were displayed in the front room where my friends and I gathered,” he says. “It seemed pretty normal to us.”
If you notice that your clothes dryer is taking longer to dry your clothes, it is probably time to clean out your dryer vent.
After a long, dark and wet winter, Lawrence residents are eagerly reclaiming their place in the sun — or shade, as the case may be — by enjoying restful retreats in their own backyards.
I first met my friend Sarah at a holiday party in December. She had just moved to town, and I found her to be positively delightful.
Parents, if you’re hoping to mold your child into the next Bobby Fischer (minus the late Grandmaster’s weird behavior in exile, of course), you’d better get those aspiring chess prodigies pushing pawns early.
Sunday, May 30
A woman's preferred "American Idol" contestant doesn't win. She doesn't handle it well.
Dennis Hopper, 74, an actor and director whose low-budget biker movie “Easy Rider” made an unexpected fortune by exploring the late 1960s counterculture, and who changed Hollywood by helping open doors to younger directors such as Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, died Saturday at his home in Venice, Calif.
Photography is usually not the main purpose of vacation, but I always pack a camera. Not only is it a way to document an adventure, but it's a great tool to creatively engage with and experience the environment. I linger longer as I put some thoughtfulness into framing what I am seeing in the moment. If done in a visually interesting manner, vacation photographs can provide others with a unique glimpse of what I witnessed...
Some meats have an image problem. No one wants to be chicken or a turkey, a dead duck or a lamb to the slaughter. In politics, nothing is dodgier than pork.
An artist drawn to the margins, John Waters achieved infamy with low-budget 1970s films starring garish, up-for-anything transvestite Divine and other horrifying/lovable Baltimore misfits.
A guide to podcasts to make your summer drives fly by
Whether or not you appreciate the window views on your road trips this summer, those three-, five-, 10-plus-hour stints in the car sure are a lot more enjoyable if they fly by. For my money, loading up on free podcasts before you hit the road is the best way to make trips fly by...
When designing a landscape, objects and structures are often as important as the plants. Fences, arbors, trellises and pergolas emphasize the flowers and vines that grow on and next to them. A well-placed birdbath, feeder or fountain adds line and shape to a landscape design...
Saturday, May 29
A cop rescues a dog trapped in a fence. There's an adorable twist at the end.
Don Dunn has always been eager to share a lesson, though for a good part of his life, he stood behind a pulpit rather than a lectern.
Friday, May 28
Photos of Bea Arthur in front of mountains as giant slices of pizza float in the sky. Yes.
Few things have burrowed under my skin lately like “The Human Centipede.” As with last year’s “Paranormal Activity,” it’s become the movie that everyone is talking about but few have actually seen.
The year was 1966, and the tiny mountain city of Creede, Colo., was in imminent danger of becoming a ghost town. Half a dozen local silver mines, the burg's economic lifeline for decades, were closing. Something had to be done, and fast...
Thursday, May 27
Grizzled and manly magazine covers from the '50s that recall an era where men were men and weasels ripped those mens' flesh.
“Prince of Persia” is a satisfying big-budget contradiction — a breath of retro fresh air — from a Hollywood gone nuts over 3-D and Roman numerals. That it’s good, given its very unpromising trailer and that it’s based on a video game, makes it all the more surprising.
Fashion influences: Sarah Jessica Parker because she is a fashion icon, and Vogue magazine because it addresses and includes a variety of different fashion styles...
Fashion influences: Musician Derek Webb. I read an interview that said he only wore white T-shirts. I like that simplistic mindset - purposeful dressing...
The old Walruff Brewery was killed by prohibition, but its legacy lives on in Free State
"... because without beer, things do not seem to go as well." —Diary of Brother Epp, 1902. We're all familiar with the Free State shirt with this quote. But have you ever considered the significance of that date?
Wednesday, May 26
The (fake and not at all) official Twitter feed of BP Public Relations as they attempt to rebrand the gulf oil spill a "Southern Fun Party."
Avery Lominska's job description is in black-and-white, right there on his leg. There, on skin that's been tanned by hours upon hours spent in the sun, is a message much louder than even his recognizable name: three heirloom tomatoes, tattooed into his calf...
Tuesday, May 25
Chuck Magerl was supposed to be a doctor. It kind of sounds like the beginning of a story that would be told from a barstool at Magerl’s downtown pub and Lawrence institution, Free State Brewery, 636 Mass.
Real quotes from the contemporary conservative movement combined with Sunday School images of Jesus. WWTPJD?
Red Dead Redemption is the newest sandbox-style game from Rockstar (makers of the GTA series) that now takes place in the Old West. When you think about it, the antics involved in GTA are well suited for life in the old west — and this game does a great job of combining the familiar GTA gameplay with a totally new western look and feel...
If someone tells me that they have suicidal thoughts but are smart enough know it’s not the right thing to do, what should I do?
Artists often start their career by picking up a pencil, charcoal or a paintbrush. After they've mastered the basics, it's on to the digital arts. But Drue Davis' started in front of a computer — and eventually went old-school...
Monday, May 24
A bear in a Japanese zoo twirls a staff like a martial arts expert. Stephen Colbert is curled up in the fetal position and weeping.
The fourth annual Festy Fest did indeed happen last weekend, despite organizer's failure to secure a county permit. Approximately 300 to 400 people attended Saturday, which featured the bluegrass festival's main acts, including Mountain Sprout and Split Lip Rayfield. A few videos from the evening are posted herein for posterity...
Kathy Bailey always figured her son, Evan, would be on TV. He was a great dancer, but if his moves didn’t get him on TV, the personality that made him Lawrence High School’s Homecoming king in 1997 certainly would have.
The first concert of the summer for the Lawrence City Band kicks off at 8 p.m. Wednesday in the band stand in South Park, 1200 Mass. Guest conductor will be Leroy Esau, former conductor of the Hutchinson Municipal Band.
A large acorn and redundancy helped bring Linda Dowding’s dream of traveling around the country as a work camper to fruition. She and her husband, Terry, are the ticket and license vendors at Clinton State Park. You’ll see them smiling at the booth, or sitting outside their 325-square-foot fifth-wheel RV in the early evening, drinking in the sights, smells and sounds of the 1,500-acre park.
Apparently Victoria’s Secret sells a Brazilian bikini. How I know this is part of a long story, ending with me accepting the fact that it will take far more than an intimate wax job to get me in one.
These are the reasons why gardening with preschoolers is adorable. Taj Polonchek, 5, sits on the sidewalk near a bed of green plants barely poking out of the ground. Even a seasoned gardener might wonder which is a weed and which is a vegetable plant. Taj, with great confidence, pulls a tomato plant out of the dirt. He holds it up to his teacher. “Can I pick this one?” he says.
Do you suffer from allergies, headaches, depression, insomnia, backache or other physical and emotional ailments that keep you from functioning at full capacity? Do you feel generally stressed out and find your body, mind and spirit disconnected? If so, you might be interested in a therapy that’s created waves across five continents.
After managing the Herbs and Wellness departments during his 20-year tenure at Community Mercantile, 901 Iowa, herbalist Hal Sears is convinced of the health benefits of the elderberry.
Free food? Check. Prizes? Check. Street performers? Check. A three-month-long event, the library’s summer-reading program launches Tuesday and will be crammed with fun activities, including a yo-yo master, a dance group and loads of prizes for participants.
Removing wallpaper is seldom easy, but if chemical strippers are not doing the trick, renting a wallpaper steamer may be the answer to your stripping dilemma.
The results of a recent survey by the American Academy of Dermatology reveals the majority of people still idolize the bronzed look of a tan despite wanting to protect themselves from skin cancer.
Read on for some good looks for spring and summer. Experimenting with color is an entertaining way to indulge in warm-weather trends.
Sunday, May 23
To prime your nerd pump before tonight's series finale of "Lost," here's a bunch of Muppets auditioning for the role of the smoke monster.
My oldest son, Eric, graduates from Free State High School today. In August he leaves for college in Illinois to play baseball. At 17, he hasn’t yet learned all the lessons I’ve learned in 47 years. He will learn them, and likely the hard way, but not before I share my wisdom.
Sally Myers' rain garden is barely noticeable from the street, but it has a definite impact on the neighborhood. The garden does what rain gardens are intended to do: It collects and filters water that runs off of Myers' roof and yard. Without the garden, the excess water would run down the street and into the storm drain, where it then goes directly to the river...
As someone who is earning a degree in communication studies and also owns pets, I’ve come to realize that logically, my area of study should be conspiracy theories.
On a typically blissful Sunday morning in Southern California, physically and figuratively about as far as you can get from eastern Afghanistan’s Korengal Valley, hundreds of people have come to hear author Sebastian Junger speak about men at war on the other side of the world.
It takes only a few pages into the new biographical novel “Charlotte and Emily: A Novel of the Brontes” (Griffin Original, $14.99) to understand the source of the Bronte sisters’ dark tales.
Consider this: Three-quarters of Americans believe both partners should contribute to the household income, but only 37 percent of mothers who work outside the home want to be working full time...
Saturday, May 22
Happy Slothurday, everyone! Just sit back and let the "awwww" wash over you.
Legendary musicians assemble for Lawrence illustrator’s cancer benefit
Greg Volpert’s favorite song by his favorite band is “Indifference,” a track from Moby Grape’s 1967 eponymous debut.
Friday, May 21
The Festy Fest Bluegrass Festival in southwest Leavenworth County is going on despite the possibility of fines from Leavenworth County for code violations.
A Facebook page devoted to the artful and the bizarre found in the back alleys of Lawrence. We live in such an awesome community, even our garbage is cool.
In this era of economic futility, corporations are often asked to resort to cruel tactics with their employees.
ill Forte has learned that life can deliver you to some pretty weird and unexpected places. When the "Saturday Night Live" star appeared in the first goofy "MacGruber" sketch, he never, in his most deranged dreams, envisioned his clueless, mullet-headed, bomb-diffusing character at the center of a big-screen summer action movie...
The satirically taboo-busting, notoriously potty-mouthed Sarah Silverman has written a book about ... well, pee — among other things.
Thursday, May 20
"Barring a flood or tornado, Free State bottles will be for sale Friday morning." So said owner Chuck Magerl after the last of 1,600 cases of Free State Brewery's first bottled beer was picked up for distribution to Lawrence liquor stores Thursday afternoon...
Wanting to know where babies come from, an inquisitive young man does the logical thing and interviews a bunch of doctors...oops, I mean a bunch of heavy metal musicians.
The magic is gone. Like its watermelon-headed hero, “Shrek Forever After” has the midlife blahs. The fourth and final chapter finds Shrek dispirited by the routine of family life with Fiona and their belching, pooping triplets. He yearns for ye goode olde days when he was ferocious and feared...
I think it's more important what is underneath the clothes that makes me look and feel stylish. Fitness is in!
I'd like to see people dress up more in Lawrence. I think people should take pride in their appearance and put more effort into what they wear...
It was a dark and stormy night...
A year after the Wakarusa festival split town, the much smaller Festy Fest fills the summer outdoor music void
This, the fourth annual Festy Fest, promises to be significantly bigger than before. In the past, the event was solely promoted by word of mouth, but this year organizers made it more "official" by selling tickets through The Bottleneck and advertising...
Wednesday, May 19
Benefit encourages cycling, but few are taking advantage of it
Just before National Bike to Work Day — Friday — not a company in town was to be found providing a bicycle commuter benefit to its employees, despite Lawrence's status as a "Bicycle Friendly Community" ...
A Biblical hail storm touches down in an Oklahoma City swimming pool. No diving or bludgeoning with ice boulders in the shallow end.
School is about education. And for the past week the children at Cordley School have gotten an education in something they've been studying since before they could read or write. Food...
Tuesday, May 18
Justin Bieber-ized movie posters. Now more than ever.
Starting in June, the Downtown Lawrence Film Festival will feature six Cary Grant movies shown outdoors on the parking garage wall at Ninth and New Hampshire streets...
I saw your column last fall on same sex relationships. I’ve reached a peace about this with my daughter, but the other’s girl’s family doesn’t know.
This year's Art Tougeau parade on Saturday will have something for everyone, including some never-before-seen creative conveyances from the national art car circuit...
Monday, May 17
A driver in a rally car race gets into a spectacular accident after being mooned by a spectator. Yes, there's video.
When a group of bicyclists came through Lawrence last summer as part of a cross-country fundraising trip, Kansas University senior Jillian Strobel watched with envy.
Under cloudy skies, a handful of West Junior High School students put down mulch, dug holes and planted 40 tomato plants.
When Josh and Cari Davis first started fixing up their house in east Lawrence, they didn’t even own it. It was in such bad shape, no bank would loan them the money to buy it.
While driving with my son, I noticed a “Now Hiring” sign in the window of a soon-to-open restaurant near our home.
If you have replaced the flapper in your toilet tank and water is still seeping out, it is most likely time to replace the flush valve.
It is the time of year when many young people move on from high school or college to begin life on their own. Starting your new career or job can be very rewarding and a giant leap toward new levels of responsibility. Although there is very little taught in school, developing strong financial habits early can help to ease this transition.
Choppy haircuts with texturized, fringy edges are making a mark with women and men, old and young alike. The super-straight, texturized hairstyle appeals to all ages, says Beckie McGovern, owner of Scizzors Hair Salon and Spa, 600 Lawrence Ave.
The power of spring means the much-welcomed arrival of spring produce. Join Jayni Carey in the kitchen this week for a spring menu featuring seasonal vegetables and fruit.
It’s springtime, and the back room of Christal K-9 dog grooming shop is a flurry of fur. Dakota the huskie is getting his thick, shedding undercoat blasted away with a high-powered blow dryer before his bath. Dog hair is, literally, flying through the air.
When Valerie Foos was a little girl, she loved to read and write. She dreamed of writing a novel and owning a business like her parents did one day.
The hottest heels for spring and summer...
The hottest man on the planet isn’t a man at all. He’s looking for his estranged “Baby,” even though at 16, he’s not much more than a baby himself. And that’s just the way millions of girls like him.
Sunday, May 16
Clips from a Philippine horror film from the '80s called "The Killing of Satan." More like "The Killing of My Mind Because It Was Just Blown."
For three days, a bright blue sky provided a backdrop for one stunning display after another. One cloud-scape was so amazing that we quickly searched out a bright green wheat field to include beneath...
Ever notice the balls of orange tentacles on a cedar tree in the spring or red bladder-shaped growths hanging from a maple leaf? Both are common pests in our area that might catch your attention but are nothing to worry about...
Considering it lasted for barely more than a dozen years, Prohibition really gave American life a kick.
Garage sale guerrillas: For profit or the thrill of the hunt, early birds thrive in the height of the season
"The early bird gets the worm," she says. "That's my motto." And just like a mama robin, leaving the nest at dawn to feed her young, Julie Vineyard of Lawrence springs from her bed before daylight to feed her garage sale habit...
It’s hard to imagine a man with four wives and 28 children craving company so badly that he takes on a mistress. But that’s the premise of Brady Udall’s uproarious new novel, “The Lonely Polygamist.”
Saturday, May 15
An ad for a t-shirt company featuring slow motion footage of cupcakes being shot out of an air cannon at peoples' heads. Hypnotically delicious.
In July of 1999, Jason Wood was found lying in a San Francisco street barely clinging to life. As best as anyone could piece together, he had been struck by a car, but no one knows precisely — least of all Jason Wood himself.
Reverends Valerie Miller-Coleman and Kent Winters-Hazelton discuss knowing your faith and "finding yourself."
Friday, May 14
A rhythmically inclined dog feels the beat.
Jay Leno is the black hole of comedy.
In country music, you couldn't be gay. Not in Nashville. Not around mainstream country audiences. Chely Wright challenged that last week. The Wellsville native came out to the world, and braced for the response...
Thursday, May 13
Is this real? Does it really matter in this viral internet age? Is there a distinction between "real" and "not real" anymore? Is this a meta-argument? Did I just turn this into meta-meta-argument by asking if it's a meta-argument? Just watch the slightly disturbing video.
Here, at last, is Ridley Scott’s “Russell Hood: Prince of Prequels,” a dark and brawny version of the Robin Hood legend that anchors itself in English history and loses some of the merriment in the process...
Too much of anything is not a good thing. I don't like to recognize that someone's part of a clique before I meet them - you lose a sense of individuality. But then again, you can't judge a book by its cover, but people usually do.
Even though it's been around for seven years, Stringband Rendezvous is virtually unknown when compared to other regional music and camping festivals like Wakarusa or Winfield. And they'd prefer to keep it that way...
Fashion is very personal, it is important to dress according to your body type. I'd like to see fewer women wearing unflattering outfits just because the shape or style is trendy right now.
Wednesday, May 12
A site that animates your favorite album covers in the style of Terry Gilliam's work with Monty Python. GIFs ahoy!
Why buy salad dressing from the store when you can have it just as fresh as the salad adorning your plate? Dressings are easy to make and take little more equipment than a whisk or a blender...
Tuesday, May 11
Someone call the internet repairman, because it just imploded from cuteness.
Again this year I had the chance to select a new Double Take co-author from a strong group of completed applications, one each from LHS, Free State and Bishop Seabury.
Janice Fullerton's job is to engage some of the smartest students in Lawrence. But this semester the lesson plan went from mostly work to mostly play — with the card game bridge...
Monday, May 10
The Lawrence Arts Center announced winners of the second annual Short Film Festival.
A shot of whiskey followed by a shot of pickle brine...or what I like to call "breakfast."
Lawrence’s restaurant scene has come a long way since the turn of the century. Massachusetts Street has become a bona-fide Restaurant Row, an asset to local culture and prestige...
When the ants come marching two-by-two, into your kitchen, “hurrah, hurrah” is most likely not the first phrase that comes to mind. With a little due diligence and some chemical intervention, you can fix your ant problem in no time.
New workout harnesses the healing power of guffaws and giggles
They say that laughter is the best medicine. What they won’t say is that you will look like a stark, raving lunatic when you take this particular medicine...
Former Nigerian children’s television star Jessie Kwatamdia’s system was badly shocked when she arrived in Manhattan, Kan., in 1985. “The cold nearly killed me,” she says, shivering at the memory.
An invitation came for my 20-year high school reunion. After checking the current date, referring to an old yearbook, doing some math and crying a little, I realized the invitation had, indeed, arrived at the correct address.
I’ve been reading a lot about economics lately. It’s hard to avoid. Economics, as we’ve all learned, isn’t just about money. It’s about human behavior. These days, the economics we read about tends to be about human behavior that has bad consequences. Economists have come up with some interesting terms to describe human economic behavior, and I’ll describe just a few.
When Tyson Willoughby planned his recent vacation to Boston, he knew he would get to see the city, just from a vantage point that not everyone would normally get to see.
Graduation is an achievement to be celebrated with gifts befitting the occasion. And the most coveted presents are those that reward success while complementing the recipient’s future.
The busy, hectic pace of many people’s lives can leave little time for personal and spiritual thought, but technology has allowed these people to practice faith on the go.
Finally, the weather permits sleeveless tops in the evening and skirts without tights. Read on for the hottest spring and summer trends and fresh outfit ideas to kick off the season.
Sunday, May 9
The perennial classic of Mr. T rapping about how awesome your mom is. Happy Mother's Day!
Before becoming housemother for KU's Kappa Kappa Gamma sorority, Molly McGroder had been a reporter, a CIA analyst, an office manager and a single parent of six kids. Talk about being qualified for the job...
Imagine yourself in the middle of a visually interesting environment, wishing you could photograph the entire scene that surrounds you. That vision is possible online...
Mother's Day always makes me a little sentimental about peonies. The three large clumps of the flowers that still grow in my mother's garden have bloomed their hearts out for more than 40 years. Their persistence attracts me, and this year I will add more peonies to my garden...
“Private Life” (Alfred A. Knopf, $26.95) tells the story, from childhood to old age, of Margaret Early, nee Mayfield, raised in Missouri in the late 19th century and saved from spinsterhood by a late marriage at 27 to U.S. Navy Capt. Andrew Early.
Michael Connelly is looking to stage a kidnapping.
Saturday, May 8
Lazy dog uses tortoise as a Segway.
There is nothing obvious at all except the silence. Every Sunday, or First Day, as they refer to it, the members of the Oread Friends Meeting sit on long wooden pews or individual chairs set in a circle around a bare white room.
Friday, May 7
He's just really, really excited about "Iron Man 2."
Former KU student creates signature documentary about William S. Burroughs
"I knew I wanted to make a documentary about Burroughs, but I didn't know I'd be making THE documentary about Burroughs," Yony Leyser says. After four years of work, he's done just that...
Everything is so easy these days. With the click of a button, you can become a “musician” or an “artist” or an “experimental filmmaker.”
Thursday, May 6
The substance of the original “Iron Man,” the brain and the soul that set it apart from the typical seasonal fare and made it one of the best films of 2008, have been blown to bits along with everything else in this movie...
Are you brown? Live in or plan on visiting Arizona? Don't want to get racially profiled? Here are some masks to help you avoid getting arrested!
I was Bjork’s hand double in a Matthew Barney art film...
People say I look like this dude Russ Miller from Leavenworth, but I have met him, and we don’t look alike at all...
Risky business: Lawrencian who does business in Uganda faces difficult climate under harsh Anti-Homosexual Law
Two years ago, Kate von Achen started her own fair trade business in Uganda. But in the wake of the Anti-Homosexual Law of 2009, things are a bit more complicated...
Wednesday, May 5
Are these tattoos still going to be funny and ironic when the hipsters are in their 90s? Only time will tell.
Like a lot of throwback console downloads, this one has you basically jamming down one button over and over until you knock out each enemy — but trust me, back then that was a ton of fun.
If Dr. Seuss had created a vegetable instead of Truffula Trees in his kiddie lit masterpiece "The Lorax," it surely would look a bit like summer's coolest vegetable since the cucumber: fennel...
Tuesday, May 4
To get your midichlorians flowing on this most sacred of days, here's a preview of the fan-made tribute film, "Star Wars: Uncut."
We want more information about teenage lying that borders on the pathological. In addition to being bright and talented, our 17-year-old daughter lies, cheats and steals.
On the eighth floor of Texas Children's Hospital, behind double doors leading to the renal dialysis unit, Jasmine Davis floated through the hallway in a frothy cocktail dress of black lace and teal satin. A rhinestone tiara glittered against her soft halo of dark curls...
Monday, May 3
Website attempts to answer the question that has tormented scientists and philosophers for generations: Is actor John Goodman in actuality one half of the Insane Clown Posse?
Molly Krause announced today on her blog that later this summer The Burger Stand will move into the Casbah Market building — right next door to Esquina...
Youths and filmmaking were showcased Sunday during a ceremony for the fifth annual Lawrence High School Focus Film Festival Awards at Liberty Hall, 644 Mass.
Carolyn Jessop’s story is quite simply one of the most disturbing, yet inspirational life stories you’ll ever read. Of course, there’s no way to boil it down into a something that fits in the newspaper — that’s why she’s written two books now, and will be giving a book talk in KC...
Whether it is one post for a mailbox or 100 posts for a fence, it is important to follow some simple steps when setting a wooden post in the ground.
Every year a group of 25 to 30 students from Free State and Lawrence high schools hop into vans and shuttle to David Leach’s house to learn the ancient art called "raku"...
Ashley Carter, is preparing herself for life after high school. Although the Lawrence High School senior is still uncertain about her long-term plans after she graduates in May, Carter doesn’t take lightly the responsibilities she will have when she leaves the comforts of her family home.
The Harvard biologist E.O. Wilson has said, “The epic of evolution is the best myth we will ever have.” Wilson joins a chorus of voices calling for us to reclaim our story, our 13.7 billion-year-old evolutionary and ecological identity. Spatially and temporally, humans don’t end or begin at our skin. We are woven into a vast and ancient web of relationship.
Karla Bhana of Lawrence adores the scones at Community Mercantile, 901 Iowa. That’s why she asked Go! to score the recipe for her.
Here are some simple ways to accessorize for spring 2010.
“I’m not one of those people who knew from birth what he wanted to do with his life, nor was I inspired to find my vocation by one person,” admits Chief Douglas County District Court Judge Robert Fairchild.
My friend, Janie, was on the treadmill next to me at the gym not long ago, telling me about her recent family vacation. “We had a great time,” she said, “except we were the only people at the hotel with children over 1 year old.”
Pay phone receiver wedged between shoulder and ear, Richard Dean listened carefully. Around him car doors slammed. Wheels squeaked and rattled. Children squealed, giggled and sometimes cried. Noisy and imperfect, the pay phone at Dillons, 1740 Mass., is as close to an office as Richard Dean gets.
A food package isn’t just a package anymore. It’s a marketing tool. Sure, modern bags and boxes still contain all the important material — name, type of food, manufacturer, etc., but there’s something else you might notice smack dab on the front of your favorite cereal box.
This week on "Jayni's Kitchen": “La Primavera at 715” with Chef Michael Beard
Sunday, May 2
President Obama performs his stand-up routine at the White House Correspondents' Dinner. Except for the one in Times Square, there were no bombs.
Seven years ago, a group of Baldwin City volunteers got together to discuss building a proper home for the arts in their community...
Let's forget about dandelions and crabgrass, even though they can be annoying. These weeds are worse...
Saturday, May 1
Commercial for the Better Marriage Blanket, the blanket that can absorb nocturnal flatulence. This is real. I'm not making it up. Honestly.
If a picture’s worth a thousand words and every heart has a song, then The April Project is certainly the window to the souls of two local artists.
Reverends John McFarland and Robert Leiste discuss keeping faith from wavering during frustrating times.