Lawrence Public Library Loves Lawrence So Much It Hurts!

During the 2018 Engaging Local Government Leaders' Leslie B. Knope Award for Best Library, I was asked to write an article detailing what it is about Lawrence Public Library that truly makes it the best. Below is the article as featured on ELGL's site. In this series, guest columnists write about what’s working at their library, how... Continue Reading →


Women of the Star Wars Expanded Universe

The newest Star Wars movie is days away from release, and there’s an electricity in the air surrounding this excitement that I’m forced to refer to as the Force. With the new trilogy and Expanded Universe movies all abuzz, it’s become clear that women have taken a firm hold of the Star Wars Expanded Universe.... Continue Reading →

To-Read: A Story of Shame & Neglect

I have a theory that everyone is shamefully hiding the stack of books they’ve neglected to read this year from the world. “It’s not my fault!” one might say, “Some were incredibly thoughtful gifts; some were found while innocently scouring the Friends’ collection; and some were impulse buys that I’m definitely, absolutely going to find the... Continue Reading →

What are you reading? #SummerReading2017

Just in case you’ve been living under a rock rather than reading our phenomenal blog posts, I’m obligated to tell you that Sarah is a freaking rockstar. She reads things, she writes about them, she spreads generally wonderful vibes, and every Sunday morning throughout Summer Reading 2017 she’s asked you: What are you reading? After finding one... Continue Reading →

Vegan Crash Course

Deciding to eat a vegan diet is a lifestyle change that many people struggle with. It is often perceived to be “inconvenient” or somehow “unsatisfying,” and it does not need to be. Arguably, it is far more inconvenient for the animals, the planet, and your health than it is for you to make some lifestyle... Continue Reading →

RuPaul’s Drag Race & a Bit of Jargon

It’s finally happening, squirrel friends! Season 9 of RuPaul’s Drag Race airs Friday, March 24th at 8/7c on VH1. The herstory of Drag is one of struggle, damnation, and, most importantly, fabulous ferocity. Drag is something that has been widely misunderstood, and even more widely unaccepted. RuPaul Charles—more appropriately, Mama Ru—has been working for decades to expose... Continue Reading →

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