'Mr. Turner' not the usual paint-by-numbers biopic

Early-19th-century artist J.M.W. Turner is now regarded as an innovator, elevating landscape and maritime paintings to high art. But by the time of his death ...

Off the Beaten Plate: Tostada pizza at Minsky's

For this week’s Off the Beaten Plate, we traveled south of the border by way of Italy with Minksy’s tostada pizza.

Weekend Picks: Final Friday, Comedy Freakout, fundraisers, rock and roll, and two great plays

Readers, we're still trying to find our footing and figure out our target audience here at our new Lawrence.com gig. Exactly who IS the readership ...

Style Scout: Kainen Cole Spooner

Tattoos or piercings: None, but I have a (silhouette of) a tomahawk branded on my arm.

Style Scout: Holly Cierra-Jewelle Johnston

Describe your style: Generally speaking, I’d have to say I’m grandma chic.

February Final Friday preview: Artist Roger Shimomura to talk, sell work at Makerspace

For one night only during this month's Friday Friday, celebrated artist Roger Shimomura will offer approximately 35 other prints at a solo show at Lawrence Creates Makerspace, 512 E. Ninth St.

KU project explores black writers with Kansas ties

In observance of Black History Month, Kansas University Libraries in conjunction with KU's Project on the History of Black Writing will host a program that explores black writers with roots in the Sunflower State.

Kansas City Connection: A new home for Halls

This week, a look at the new Halls department store in Crown Center, and the Kansas City-area chefs and restaurants that are semifinalists for this year's James Beard awards.

KU's Murphy Hall houses Oscar treasure

Go ahead — ask Kathy Pryor about Oscar. In addition to her duties as managing director and budget officer of theater at Kansas University, Pryor also serves as a caretaker of sorts for a 53-year-old Academy Award statuette that once belonged to playwright, novelist and KU alumnus William Inge.

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Sound check: Liner notes from the library's Sound + Vision recording studio

Things are starting to get loud at the Lawrence Public Library. Since the arrival of sound engineer Ed Rose in early January, the Lawrence Public Library's recording studio has become a hotbed of creative activity. These days, you'll probably have to schedule at least a week in advance if you want to book a weekend slot, Rose says.

A model 'Citizen,' and why I hope 'Boyhood' wins Best Picture

Sometimes when the camera is rolling, your true self comes out. So I'll just admit it freely: the scene in "Birdman" where the New York ...

Arts Center to stage family-friendly 'Sleeping Beauty,' 'Anansi the Spider'

The Lawrence Arts Center will stage a family-friendly two-part dance performance this weekend with "Sleeping Beauty" and "Anansi the Spider."

Off the Beaten Plate: Waffle Benedict at The Waffle Iron

If, like me, your everyday breakfast consists of two Eggo waffles hastily eaten on the ride to work, a meal at The Waffle Iron is a particularly special occasion.

Weekend Picks: Gentlemen Geeks, Martin Sexton, Chuck Mead, True West auditions, Taproom poetry

Welcome to our debut column at Lawrence.com, in which we will showcase a few worthy ways to spend part of your weekend in LFK. Many ...

One for the road: Singer-songwriter Martin Sexton bringing 'Mixtape' to Granada

On his newest album, “Mixtape of the Open Road,” singer-songwriter Martin Sexton jumps across musical styles, from the psychedelic “Remember That Ride” to the sweet, breezy “You (My Mind is Woo).” Sexton will perform at 8 p.m. Saturday at the Granada.

Style Scout: Calvionne Rayford

Tell us a secret: My dad’s name is Calvin and my mom’s middle name is Yvonne. They put that together to create my name, “Calvionne”!

Style Scout: Jacob Miller

Tell us a secret: I got a role in the musical “Flora and the Red Menace” and it’s the dance part. I’m the character that does all the dancing, and basically I have never really danced…

KU School of Music to host Annual Scholarship Concert

The Kansas University School of Music will host its Annual Scholarship Concert at 7:30 p.m. Saturday at the Lied Center, 1600 Stewart Drive.

Visiting ceramic artist to discuss 'Wildness Within' at KU

Beth Cavener, a Washington state-based artist known for creating emotionally charged animal sculptures, will talk about her creative process Thursday at the Spencer Museum of Art.

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Kansas City Connection: Banjos and beignets

This week in Kansas City, celebrate folk music, Mardi Gras and Black History Month.

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February Final Friday preview: Artist Roger Shimomura to talk, sell work at Makerspace

For one night only during this month's Friday Friday, celebrated artist Roger Shimomura will offer approximately 35 other prints at a solo show at Lawrence Creates Makerspace, 512 E. Ninth St.

Author bases novel on Phelps family, church

In a lot of ways, the youngest members of the Phelps family aren’t much different from other kids.

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Sound check: Liner notes from the library's Sound + Vision recording studio

Things are starting to get loud at the Lawrence Public Library. Since the arrival of sound engineer Ed Rose in early January, the Lawrence Public Library's recording studio has become a hotbed of creative activity. These days, you'll probably have to schedule at least a week in advance if you want to book a weekend slot, Rose says.

KU's Murphy Hall houses Oscar treasure

Go ahead — ask Kathy Pryor about Oscar. In addition to her duties as managing director and budget officer of theater at Kansas University, Pryor also serves as a caretaker of sorts for a 53-year-old Academy Award statuette that once belonged to playwright, novelist and KU alumnus William Inge.

Kansas City Connection: A new home for Halls

This week, a look at the new Halls department store in Crown Center, and the Kansas City-area chefs and restaurants that are semifinalists for this year's James Beard awards.

Style Scout: Calvionne Rayford

Tell us a secret: My dad’s name is Calvin and my mom’s middle name is Yvonne. They put that together to create my name, “Calvionne”!

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Predicting this year’s Oscar races

Film critic makes his picks for who will take home Oscars this year and who will be snubbed.

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Love for sale: Musician Katlyn Conroy turns people's love stories into songs

You’d think that people would have had enough of silly love songs, or so sings Paul McCartney on the 1976 Wings track. But Katlyn Conroy, a local musician who is crafting personalized tunes for customers just in time for Valentine’s Day, looks around Lawrence and sees it isn’t so.

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Lawrence Local Table hopes to make city a dining destination

Lawrence Local Table, new collective of local culinary professionals, hopes to strengthen the local food scene one course at a time.

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