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Style Scout: Mark Maiden

Whom do people say you look like? Eraserhead

Style Scout: Kate Hartland

What is your spirit animal? A dark alley.

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The whole hog: Butcher serves up all-natural sausages at Leeway Franks

Lee Meisel first fell in love with sausages as a teenager growing up in rural North Dakota. It was in the midst of deer season one year that Meisel scored a job making sausages at a small butcher shop in his hometown of Mandan. There, he learned many of the techniques that he would later use as 715’s resident butcher.

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Finalists for East Ninth Project art, design work announced

East Ninth Project officials announced the finalists for the project’s two ongoing commissioned opportunities during Wednesday evening’s Citizen Advisory Committee meeting at City Hall. The project’s call for artists attracted plenty of local interest as well as applicants from as far away as New York City and Tuscon, Ariz., she said. By Joanna Hlavacek

Off the Beaten Plate: Tempeh Parmesan at Yello Sub

For a sandwich modeled after chicken Parmesan that doesn't actually contain any animal protein, Yello Sub's Tempeh Parmesan offers a surprisingly meaty taste and texture.

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Program that would involve local artists in East Ninth Project looking for applicants

With no applicants as of yet and a little less than a week to go before the Monday deadline, East Ninth Project officials have a "frustrating" situation on their hands with the project's newly conceived associate artist program, said Porter Arneill, the Lawrence director of arts and culture, on Tuesday. Yet, despite the uncertainty, Arneill said he remains hopeful about the status of the program, which will select at least three local artists to work alongside a panel-selected artist in the East Ninth Project’s commissioned opportunities.

Kansas City Connection: Taking a tour up North

In my relentless pursuit of new entertainment options in the Kansas City area, I recently discovered an entirely new city just across the river from downtown Kansas City, Mo. This little-known municipality, referred to by natives as “North Kansas City,” appears to be a self-sustaining community complete with movie theaters, restaurants, breweries and dentist offices.

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Longtime friends and musicians Danny Pound, David Swenson to reunite for Love Garden show

Back in the late 1990s, when Danny Pound and David Swenson were just a couple of twentysomething kids tooling around with their guitars and playing offbeat gigs at local venues, Love Garden Sounds was the place to be.

Artistic takes on controversial books sought for library trading cards

The Lawrence Public Library is once again asking local artists to submit their takes on controversial literature for its annual Banned Book Trading Card series.

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Kevin Willmott talks Spike Lee, 'Chiraq,' teaching at KU

The KU professor and filmmaker dishes on his controversial new project with Spike Lee, his favorite movies and one thing every budding screenwriter should know. Principal photography recently wrapped on the new Spike Lee film “Chiraq,” which he co-wrote with the director and stars John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett and will debut in December, in time for awards consideration. By Eric Melin

Free State Festival looking for public feedback

The Lawrence Arts Center is looking for feedback from the public about this year's Free State Festival.

Dean Monkey and the Dropouts doo-wop that thing

Band among 8 performing at this weekend's Forever Fest

Lawrence musicians will dive into all sorts of genres, from punk to garage to hip-hop. But if you’re in the mood for doo-wop, there’s only one band that will give it to you.

Style Scout: Samantha Hayes

What is your spirit animal? A tiger. They’re calm, but strong.

Style Scout: Stanton Nelson

Tell us a secret: I’m a pretty decent shot with my shotgun.

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Off the Beaten Plate: Inari at Dondon

These sweet little pouches take their name from the Shinto god Inari, who is believed to have a fondness for fried tofu — the more you know, as they say.

Poetry showcase at Jackpot to feature homegrown, East Coast talent

Poet and Lawrence native Nick Givechi will return to his hometown Tuesday for an evening of spoken-word poetry at the Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts St.

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Piano that once belonged to Phog Allen finds home at KU

The story of how Phog Allen's old baby grand piano made its way to the KU chancellor's residence is "a fascinating little nugget of Lawrence history."

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Kansas City Connection: Dance festival, Big Picnic, Van Halen make braving summer heat worth it

Temperatures have been unbearably hot lately (at least from what I hear — I haven’t been outside in days), but anyone willing to brave the heat will find a number of fun activities, concerts and sporting events this week in Kansas City.

Patti LuPone's show at Lied Center rescheduled for April

A performance by Tony-winning actress Patti LuPone at the Lied Center has been moved to April because of a conflict with her TV filming schedule.

Style Scout: Ian Roozrokh

Tell us a secret: I wish I could shave my legs