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Lawrence Arts Center announces new CEO

A Lawrence native and Kansas University alumna with experience in financial management and the arts has been named the next CEO of the Lawrence Arts Center.

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Behind the Lens: Pointy boots and point-and-shoots

The secret to good photography is comfortable shoes. I left my cowboy boots in my car and donned soft leather hikers to photograph the Flint Hills Rodeo earlier this June.

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Style Scout: Kyle Reid

Fashion trends you love: Big hoop earrings.

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Style Scout: Casey Keel

What's your spirit animal? A raccoon. They're nocturnal, cute little burglars, and they love food.

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Public Enemy draws crowd of 7,500

Public Enemy “brought the noise” to Lawrence Saturday night in an outdoor concert, closing out this year’s Free State Festival.

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Lawrence native Corinne Brinkerhoff helms CBS whodunnit 'American Gothic'

Corinne Brinkerhoff (Lawrence High School's class of 1998) recently chatted with her hometown newspaper about her new show, American's crime obsession and the '90s cult classic that first sparked her Hollywood dreams as a book-loving teen in the Sunflower State.

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Weekend Guide: Short film screenings; St. John's Mexican Fiesta; Summer Fest; family fun at the Free State Fest; radio field day

Naturally, the Free State Festival dominates this weekend's social scene. We've included a few festival highlights (good things come in small packages, film buffs) that you might've missed, plus arts and crafts in South Park, a "field day" for amateur radio enthusiasts and more.

Datebook: Water conservation, outdoor music, beer dinner and more events for June 24

Lawrence and area events for June 24.

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Style Scout: Paul DeGeorge

Describe your style: "Animaniacs" T-shirt and jeans. That's the bulk of my style.

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Style Scout: Vicky Díaz-Camacho

Describe your style: Vintage, with a lot of inspiration from contemporary art and French cinema.

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Lawrence Arts Center artist-in-residence hopes to create heightened viewing experience in new exhibition

Christy Wittmer isn’t interested in telling stories with her art, which at the moment is scattered in unfinished pieces — a pair of nesting Styrofoam packing inserts here, a giant “felt tomato” there — around her small but efficient Lawrence Arts Center studio.

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Weekend Guide: 'Much Ado About Nothing;' Dinner and a Movie: 'Ferris Bueller's Day Off;' Queen Elizabeth's birthday bash; What Floats Your Boat

The hotly anticipated Free State Festival arrives this weekend (yay!) but won't kick off officially until Sunday (sad face). Fortunately, we've got a few ideas here to keep you entertained in the meantime, including but not limited to Shakespeare, dinner and a movie, and a birthday celebration fit for a queen.

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Best of Lawrence 2016 winners announced

As Lee Meisel and his wife, K, celebrate their 10th wedding anniversary next week, he says now they’ll “have an even better excuse to celebrate.”

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Best Breakfast Spot | Best of Lawrence 2016 | Food & Dining

The Roost knows how to make a good morning meal.

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Best Artist | Best of Lawrence 2016 | Community

Local artist Stan Herd—who was once called the “father of crop art” by Dan Rather on CBS Evening News—has spent more than 40 years creating large-scale images by planting, mowing and plowing pieces of land all over the world.

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Best Chinese Food | Best of Lawrence 2016 | Food & Dining

Encore Cafe serves Chinese food that’s more upscale than your average take-out.

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Best Dessert | Best of Lawrence 2016 | Food & Dining

Is it their homemade waffle cones with a malt ball surprise in the bottom?

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Best University Teacher | Best of Lawrence 2016 | Community

Stephen Ilardi, associate professor of psychology at the University of Kansas, is known nationwide for his research on treating depression with lifestyle changes.

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Best Radio Station | Best of Lawrence 2016 | Community

KJHK 90.7 FM, the student-run radio station at the University of Kansas, celebrated its 40th birthday in 2015.

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Best Place to Work (small business) | Best of Lawrence 2016 | Community

It takes four sets of interviews, an intense orientation session and seven Sundays of training to become an employee at Pet World.

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