Merchants chef serving up food-beer pairings at That Dam Beer Event

Listen up, beer lovers: We're going to let you in on a little secret. If you missed out on securing tickets to Friday's That DAM ...

KPR host Laura Lorson a two-day champion on 'Jeopardy!'

Kansas Public Radio host Laura Lorson moved on to another episode of "Jeopardy!" after winning the show that aired Thursday.

Lawrence Libations: Poached-pear mulled wine at John Brown's Underground

There’s nothing like a hot, literally steaming glass of wine on a chilly winter day.

Weekend Picks III: Dwight Twilley and Josh Berwanger; Girls Rock Lawrence benefit; Kansas Craft Beer Expo; Taproom poetry

Readers, do you have a ticket for the sold-out Kansas Craft Beer Expo in LFK this weekend? We hope you do. If not, however, there ...

Style Scout: Qing Tian

Describe your style: In high school, I used to wear a lot of sports styles. But since I’m at the university now, I try to dress like a young lady.

Style Scout: Dhari Alanazi

Describe your style: I love the color blue, all shades of gray as well as khakis and jeans in general. My style is quite colorful, classic and simple.

Local chefs dish on favorite meals in Lawrence

Where do chefs and restauranteurs like to eat when they're not in the kitchen? We posed that question to some of Lawrence's best and brightest culinary minds, and the results might surprise you. Turns out, even the highest-profile chefs with the most refined food palates in town reach for their favorite comfort food at the end of a long day.

Local trivia whiz a champion on first 'Jeopardy!' appearance

Standing next to a smaller, televised picture of herself, Laura Lorson described her high-pressure experience on the television game show "Jeopardy!" "It's just like your life is ebbing away," she said about the show's theme song as it played during Final Jeopardy. "It's just trickling through your fingertips."

Vote for your local food and entertainment favorites in Best of Lawrence

What's the best burger in Lawrence? The best margarita? The best menu that's not on a menu? Now's your chance to make your voice heard. ...

The Bourgeois Pig named one of the country's best college coffee shops by Travel + Leisure

Is the Bourgeois Pig really “the best of both worlds?” Travel + Leisure seems to think so. The Pig, 6 E. Ninth St., is one ...

An electrifying power: The Bad Ideas light up the Jackpot

Sugar, spice and everything rotten. Is there anything more alluring than a Bad Ideas set? This punk rock band from Kansas City is quite active ...

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KPR host Laura Lorson to appear on 'Jeopardy!'

As moderator of “Quest,” a televised quiz bowl competition for Kansas high school students, Laura Lorson is used to dishing out tough questions. On Wednesday, audiences nationwide can watch Lorson as a contestant on “Jeopardy!” — where she’ll be the one on the hot seat.

Natasha Trethewey, former U.S. Poet Laureate, to visit KU

Former U.S. Poet Laureate Natasha Trethewey will speak and read from selected works at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday at Woodruff Auditorium in the Kansas Union. The event, titled “Poetry and History: An Evening with U.S. Poet Laureate (2012-2014) Natasha Trethewey,” is free and open to the public.

KU School of Music to host Jazz Festival this week

The Kansas University School of Music will host the 38th Annual Jazz Festival concerts at 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday at the Kansas Union's Woodruff Auditorium.

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Behind the Lens: How to survive a court-storming

If my calculations are correct, Kansas University men’s basketball opponents are more or less good for about three to four court-stormings a season. I’ve learned a few things about how to protect myself and how to convey the gravity of the moment without getting trampled.

Kansas City Connection: Women artists, puppets and Sporting KC

The Epsten Gallery is much smaller and lesser known than institutions like the Nelson-Atkins, Kemper or Nerman museums. But the gallery, located in the center of Overland Park’s Village Shalom assisted living facility, is currently hosting one of the most interesting exhibitions in the city.

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Racial divide: Theatre Lawrence, KU Theatre collaboration examines race, property

If talking about race makes you uncomfortable, it may be time to ask yourself why. That’s the idea behind Theatre Lawrence’s current production, “Clybourne Park,” which opened Friday and is being staged in conjunction with KU Theatre's “A Raisin in the Sun.”

'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 ...

Lawrence Libations: Poached-pear mulled wine at John Brown's Underground

There’s nothing like a hot, literally steaming glass of wine on a chilly winter day.

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Racial divide: Theatre Lawrence, KU Theatre collaboration examines race, property

If talking about race makes you uncomfortable, it may be time to ask yourself why. That’s the idea behind Theatre Lawrence’s current production, “Clybourne Park,” which opened Friday and is being staged in conjunction with KU Theatre's “A Raisin in the Sun.”

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Behind the Lens: How to survive a court-storming

If my calculations are correct, Kansas University men’s basketball opponents are more or less good for about three to four court-stormings a season. I’ve learned a few things about how to protect myself and how to convey the gravity of the moment without getting trampled.

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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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.

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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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