Dillons cheese steward embarks on journey to earn national certification

Sara Knickerbocker, 24, is the resident “cheese steward” at the Massachusetts Street Dillons store. She can recognize Norwegian cheese from a mile away (they’re usually rind-less) and, on a recent Monday morning at the so-called “Dapper Dillons,” excitedly rattled off the origins of the semi-soft Port Salut cheese, which she says was originally developed by French monks in the 19th century.

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Lawrence Libations: Bad Idea at Prime Blu

For some of us, the college experience is just as much about the questionable life choices one often makes while intoxicated as it is about scholarly pursuits. In honor of university students’ recent return to Lawrence, we thought we’d revisit some of those iffy decisions with a drink Prime Blu manager David Kwon has simply dubbed “Bad Idea.”

Medea of the Mississippi bayou: Reading ‘Salvage the Bones’ 10 years after Katrina

You’re 15. You’re smart. You’re poor, black, pregnant, in love, and Daddy says there’s a hurricane coming. Esch lives in Bois Sauvage, a dilapidated town ...

Watch La Guerre spread her wings at the Bottleneck

It's been a while since we checked in with La Guerre, but it was worth the wait. Watching La Guerre is like watching a butterfly ...

Jefferson's grand reopening now planned for Wednesday

Jefferson's loyalists may have to wait a bit longer for their chicken wings, it appears. Jefferson's has been closed since a Jan. 15 fire damaged ...

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Lawrence artist captures father, childhood home in ongoing portrait series

You can’t go home again. That’s what they say, anyway. But it’s not exactly what Michael McCaffrey found upon his return to Lawrence last year, when spurred by the death of his mother in 2012, the thirty-something artist decided to leave Minneapolis to move back in with his elderly father. By Joanna Hlavacek

Kansas City Connection: Charisse retains old charm as Power & Light alternative

Since June 2012, the French and American flags have hung in tandem outside the downtown Kansas City restaurant at 1006 Walnut St. But the restaurant that started out as Aixois Brasserie, opened by the owners of the popular Aixois Bistro at 251 E. 55th St., rebranded last fall after chef Jason Craine purchased the restaurant from the original owners and renamed it Charisse.

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Legendary punk band X coming to Lawrence

Any crash course in the history of punk rock will land you right in the middle of an X album, two of which were ranked by Rolling Stone among the top 500 albums of all time.

Waffle Iron sets re-opening dates, serving up chicken and waffles in meantime; La Prima Tazza to unveil new menu

Listen up, waffle enthusiasts. I’ve got two big pieces of Waffle Iron-related news to share with you. Let’s start with the most important bit. The ...

Mourning the loss of NBC's 'Hannibal'

Let’s get real: “Hannibal" is one of the most compelling, evocative and artistic series on network television. Bryan Fuller continues to dazzle and amaze audiences ...

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Lawrence production of '70s 'Come Back to the Five and Dime' still feels fresh

Tucked away in the alley behind the Lawrence Arts Center and identified from the outside by its green awnings, the short, squat little building at 913 Rhode Island St. is, on most days, an art gallery. But in recent weeks, the Lawrence Percolator’s already-compact 600-square-foot interior has been transformed into a small-town, 1970s-era five-and-dime store complete with an antique cash register and diner-esque chrome tables and chairs.By Joanna Hlavacek

Weekend Picks: Final Friday art; "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean"; Comedy Freakout; "They Live" at Liberty Hall; GWAR

Recent columns have focused on family-friendly summer fare, but send the kids to bed for (most of) this column. We're here to talk about indie ...

Style Scout: John Flynn

Dream job: Guitarist for Emmylou Harris

Style Scout: Lorene Lewis

What were you doing when scouted? Going to Signs of Life to listen to a piano player.

Sludgy and severe: an introduction to Amenaza

There was a lot of serious metal at the Jackpot over the weekend, but you’ll want to take note of Amenaza. The Lawrence band is ...

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Off the Beaten Plate: Meatloaf po' boy at Terrebonne Cafe

At Terrebonne, homemade slices of (very hefty) meatloaf are piled onto a toasted French roll with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, onions and the cafe’s special po’ boy sauce.

Five questions with Eric McHenry, Kansas Poet Laureate

Language lovers of all ages are in for a treat this Thursday night: Eric McHenry, the current Kansas Poet Laureate, will be speaking at a ...

Tyler Gregory to reunite old band for weekend hootenanny

Get ready for a hootenanny this weekend. For the first time in two years, Tyler Gregory will be joined by The Bootleg Band (formerly the ...

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Artists-in-residence bring 'thoughtful, poetic' approach to work

The Lawrence Arts Center's 2015-2016 artists-in-residence moved into their studios earlier this month, and will soon begin teaching classes, taking part in community-outreach projects and creating new work in Lawrence.

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Lawrence production of '70s 'Come Back to the Five and Dime' still feels fresh

Tucked away in the alley behind the Lawrence Arts Center and identified from the outside by its green awnings, the short, squat little building at 913 Rhode Island St. is, on most days, an art gallery. But in recent weeks, the Lawrence Percolator’s already-compact 600-square-foot interior has been transformed into a small-town, 1970s-era five-and-dime store complete with an antique cash register and diner-esque chrome tables and chairs.By Joanna Hlavacek

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Legendary punk band X coming to Lawrence

Any crash course in the history of punk rock will land you right in the middle of an X album, two of which were ranked by Rolling Stone among the top 500 albums of all time.

Oread to host Rob Riggle at fundraiser meet-and-greet

Actor, comedian and Kansas University alumnus Rob Riggle will appear at a scholarship fundraiser and meet-and-greet Aug. 24 at The Oread Hotel, 1200 Oread Ave.

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