A family affair: Foxy By Proxy pull together to stage annual Halloween Hextravaganza

Foxy By Proxy is a family, its members say — a kooky, demented clan of “weirdos.” Gathered around the fireplace at Frank’s North Star Tavern, the Lawrence-based burlesque troupe’s de facto headquarters, five of the group’s 16 members are discussing costumes for their upcoming Halloween Hexstravaganza. It all looks a bit like a strange family portrait.

Kansas City Connection: Halloween happenings in KC

Halloween is on a Friday this year, something that hasn’t happened since 2008 and 2003 — years in which I threw parties where my guests and I consumed cigarettes, pumpkin ales and peanut butter cups until we probably looked like prematurely rotted jack-o’-lanterns. I’m a more relaxed, health-conscious family man these days, so this column will include a mix of family events as well as a few slightly more debaucherous options.

A Halloween comedy tradition comes to Liberty Hall big screen

The ongoing Film Church series at Liberty Hall rolls on this month with three screenings on Sunday of Mel Brooks’ comedy classic “Young Frankenstein,” a ...

Tret Fure, a trailblazer for women in the music industry, playing concert in Lawrence

Far be it from anyone to tell singer-songwriter and activist Tret Fure where she belongs in the music industry. Or that she doesn’t, for that ...

Off the Beaten Plate: Korean BBQ Short Rib Tacos at Quinton's Bar & Deli

What started as a temporary addition to the menu has now earned a permanent spot at Quinton’s: The Korean BBQ Short Rib Tacos.

Spooky-fun Halloween activities lined up for kids, adults

Halloween isn't just for trick-or-treating, though there's plenty of that around town, too. Take a look and you'll find plenty of spooky events on the calendar from now right up to the big day for children and adults alike. Here, we've rounded up a few of the most intriguing Halloween-y activities going on in Lawrence. There's more where these came from — check out our events calendar for more spooky, scary ideas.

Cooking from Scratch: Easy popcorn balls a treat from Halloweens past

These really are, as the recipe card my mom read to me over the phone proclaims, “Easy Popcorn Balls.”

Vaudeville-inspired 'Amazing Feats of Loneliness' comes to Arts Center

Just in time for Halloween, the Lawrence Arts Center, in conjunction with the Card Table Theatre, is slated to stage "Edward Gant's Amazing Feats of Loneliness" starting Oct. 23 at the Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St.

Critter Buzz: Holidays pose dangers to pets

It’s the start of the holiday season — the time we get out our decorations and prepare for great merriment and frivolity. Whether it be the sugar rush of Halloween, the excess of food at our Thanksgiving meals or all of the sparkle and beauty of the Christmas tree, the holidays can spell trouble for our animal companions.

Megan on the Move: A working relationship

You hear people say all the time that marriage is “work” and that you have to “take time for date night” and all that business. And it seemed to me that if you are manufacturing time to go on dates or working at loving your spouse or penciling in romance, the whole thing is a lost game before it even started.

Fix-It Chick: Repair damaged stucco

Repairing large sections of damaged stucco is a time-consuming multistep process. With the right tools and some due diligence, the “hole” problem can be easily cured.

Fashion Column Twins: Comfortable fall looks

As the weather outside gets cooler, one thing comes to mind: comfort. There is nothing better than curling up with a warm blanket on a cool fall day, right? So who wants to be in something uncomfortable and cold? Not me!

Style Scout: Amy Santoferraro

Describe your style: My friends have noted that I look like a playground.

Style Scout: Graham Hosking

Describe your style: I like to be colorful and I don’t care what anyone thinks. Also, I don’t usually match! I just do whatever.

Garden Variety: Easy-to-grow sweet potatoes

Lawrence area educators, farmers and businesses are teaming up to celebrate a vegetable worthy of a month-long party: the sweet potato.

BurgerFi now open in downtown Lawrence

A bright-green sign has adorned the windows at 918 Massachusetts St. for at least six months now, promising us a new hamburger joint called BurgerFi ...

Spoiler alert: 'Gone Girl' is gussied-up trash!

I knew this movie wouldn’t go away. On its opening weekend, I issued my spoiler-free review of director David Fincher’s “Gone Girl,” based on the ...

Celebrating sweet potatoes

October is pretty tuber-tubular, according to the local farm set. A group of area farmers, foodies, restaurants and stores have banded together to make October ...

Veggie-ALE beef soup

There is nothing like cracking open a beer at 7:15 in the morning. On a Wednesday. And while I may or may not have done ...

Bite Sighs: Midnight madness pumpkin pie

The season of pumpkin spice everything is here.

Off the Beaten Plate: DaVinci Cibo at Cibo Sano

Like an Italian burrito.

KU student wins national contest for unique book collection

This year’s National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest first-place winner is a Kansas University student.

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