Kansas City Connection: Nelson-Atkins exhibits take sobering look at war

Two new exhibits at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art confront viewers with the realities of war, albeit in dramatically different ways.

Raven to host eclectic author Stuart Levine

Local author, musician and retired Kansas University professor Stuart Levine will read from his new book of short stories “Are You Superman?” at 7 p.m. Wednesday at The Raven Book Store, 6 E. Seventh St.

Behind the Lens: Pooling with the president

When Journal-World photo chief Mike Yoder told me that we had been offered a position in President Barack Obama’s press pool during his Jan. 22 visit to Lawrence, I believe I channeled Keanu Reeves when I responded, “Whooooooooaaaaa.”

Lied Center to host fundraiser to support performing arts access for schools

On Feb. 16, the Lied Center of Kansas and the Lawrence Schools Foundation will host Expanding Performing Arts Access, a fundraising dinner to support free performing arts experiences for middle and high school students.

Folk musician Jack Williams to perform at Unity Church

Singer-songwriter Jack Williams will perform at Lawrence's Unity Church, 900 Madeline Lane, Friday at 7:30 p.m.

Telling tales: Community plans events around Margaret Atwood book, visit

Margaret Atwood is taking over Lawrence. The celebrated Canadian author and activist will deliver the Kenneth A. Spencer Memorial Lecture at 7 p.m. Monday at The Commons in Spooner Hall, followed by a reception and book signing.

Artists celebrate love of all kinds in annual Percolator show

With Valentine’s Day on the horizon, the Lawrence Percolator is hosting a show that celebrates devotion in all its forms. This year’s exhibition, The Love Show, is the Percolator’s third based on that theme. It opened during January’s Final Friday and will run until Feb. 22.

Burroughs on the big screen

Much has been written and filmed about author/artist William S. Burroughs, who moved in Lawrence in 1981 and lived here for the remainder of his ...

January 30th Final Friday Events

Final Fridays are made possible by support from the City of Lawrence LAWRENCE ARTS CENTER (940 New Hampshire) www.lawrenceartscenter.org Lawrence Arts Center Final Friday events ...

Style Scout: Alicia Kelly

Describe your style: I would say it’s kind of like the “1970s meets the thrift store.”

Style Scout: Devin Shaffer

Fashion trends you hate: Neon colors are killing me.

January Final Friday preview: Sweet treats, graffiti influences and free massages

Final Fridays returns post-holidays with an eclectic mix of events. From love-centric art to ceramics to free massages, this Final Friday has something for everyone.

Off the Beaten Plate: Quinoa and sweet corn fritters at La Parrilla

Quinoa has a bit of a reputation as a health food, a favorite among hippie types and fitness buffs for its high levels of protein and fiber. It's gluten-free, and not really associated with heavy fried dishes.

KU music ensembles, symphony to perform shared concert at Lied Center

Kansas University's Wind Ensemble, Jazz Ensemble I and Symphony Orchestra will share the stage Saturday for a special concert at the Lied Center of Kansas, 1600 Stewart Drive.

Author Jamie Quatro to give reading at The Raven

Author and former Lawrence resident Jamie Quatro will give a reading from her acclaimed book of short stories Thursday at the Raven, 6 E. Seventh St.

Arts Center to host annual Souper Bowl Saturday this weekend

More than 500 handmade ceramic bowls produced by area artists, community members and Lawrence Arts Center students will be up for sale at this weekend's Souper Bowl Saturday.

Library to give away copies of 'The Handmaid's Tale' during Final Friday

Lawrence Public Library will be handing out free copies of Margaret Atwood’s “The Handmaid’s Tale” at various locations downtown during Final Friday.

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Willow Domestic Violence Center wins $10,000 donation at Transformations Charity Gala

When Becca Burns, director of volunteer services at The Willow Domestic Violence Center, performed in Saturday's Transformations Charity Gala there wasn't a dry eye in the house, said Joan Schultz, The Willow's executive director.

Style Scout: Alicia Kelly

Describe your style: I would say it’s kind of like the “1970s meets the thrift store.”

Style Scout: Kendra Davis

Fashion trends you love and hate: I really love boots as with leggings but I really hate leggings as pants! I don’t think they’re real pants.

TEDxLawrence seeking speakers for March event

Innovative. Collaborative. Dynamic. Those words describe the ideas organizers hope to showcase at an upcoming TEDxLawrence conference, the city’s first, slated for March 23 at Liberty Hall. By Joanna Hlavacek

The 10 best films of 2014

This year's list features films about vampires, aliens and teenage punk rockers, plus the most disappointing films of 2014..

Lawrence Creates Makerspace Maker Meet-Up

Lawrence Creates Makerspace, 512 E. Ninth St.

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