Friday, December 31
A look back at the trends, successes and failures this year in movies.
Thursday, December 30
Another organization agrees — Lawrence is a pretty great college town.
What to do and where to do it in Lawrence on the last day of the year.
How would you describe your style? Thrifty librarian.
Clean lines, always utilitarian—and nothing flashy.
Wednesday, December 29
The productions, plays and performances that made Lawrence theater memorable in 2010.
Tuesday, December 28
2010 could be called the year of the foodie, Lawrence edition. Here’s a breakdown of some of Lawrence’s biggest, and most interesting food stories of the past year.
Monday, December 27
This year gaming has seen some extreme highs and lows. One of the most popular, if not the most popular, studio in gaming suffered a massive hemorrhaging of talent after disagreements with its publisher. For the first time since the release of its newest console, one manufacturer finally reported a loss.
Intoxicated celebrators who forgot to assign their designated drivers, will have another option this New Year’s Eve. Thanks to Douglas County Citizens Committee on Alcoholism and several local restaurants, bars and citizens, Tipsy Taxi will be back again.
We're taking a look at pizza and Italian in anticipation of Best of Lawrence 2011.
With one last primp of the hair, we made our grand entrance to… A bunch of families in T-shirts surrounded by people my parents’ age.
Sunday, December 26
In the wake of the debate on real versus artificial Christmas trees, I wondered whether there was any contest between live houseplants and fake ones.
Now that many of you have possibly unwrapped a new camera over the holidays, I’ll provide some tips on setting your camera up to get the best results.
Saturday, December 25
The Rev. Shaun LePage and the Rev. Pam Morrison answer.
Friday, December 24
Last week we asked for your best holiday haikus and you didn't disappoint.
Thursday, December 23
How would you describe your style? 14-year-old bag lady
Tell us a secret: I have a DJ superstition—I always wear mismatched socks when I DJ.
Wednesday, December 22
Regardless of whether you celebrate the season, Lawrence has a few things to keep you busy on the 25th.
Today we look at candidates for Best Latin American and Middle Eastern food
Skip the winter. Stay on the couch.
Tuesday, December 21
Skip the traditional Christmas spread in favor of this mid-morning delight.
Monday, December 20
In the weeks leading up to Jan. 24, we're seeking feedback on our lists of candidates for each category
Nearly a quarter of pet owners have taken a vacation with their animals in the last two years, according to an Associated Press-Petside.com poll conducted this fall.
The Runner, the Baker, the Wedding Cake Maker: Lawrence students give time to help with holiday LINK meal
Baking math problem of the day: If you have a six-pound can of pumpkin, how many eggs do you need?
Make one of these wine bags before you head to a holiday party to impress your hostess — it’s a lot more festive than the paper bag they give you at the liquor store.
Christmas is right around the corner, but what do you get for your fashion-conscious girlfriends who always seem one step ahead of every trend? Read on for some quick, last-minute gift ideas that every stylish lady would find absolutely fabulous.
‘Twas the week before Christmas And all through my brain My to-do list was running Just like a freight train
Sunday, December 19
Enter the Vicon Revue.
Friday, December 17
Comedy troupe goes live this Saturday at 7 p.m.
Thursday, December 16
The annual holiday bluegrass, country, honky-tonk, and blues show welcomes some new additions.
Tough times call for inventive measures.
How would you describe your style? Simple and classic with an artsy edge.
Tell us a secret: Enjoy each day.
Wednesday, December 15
Best of Lawrence returns Jan. 24. Weigh in on our nominees for each category.
Tuesday, December 14
Holiday cookies have a special place in every baker’s heart. They’re crowd-pleasers that shine once a year, often bringing joy to sweets lovers both near and far.
Monday, December 13
In the coming weeks we'll be unveiling maps of candidates for each category. Let us know what you think.
To those who would like to lose weight, have more energy or just feel better, local author Pam Grout has one thing to say: take a deep breath.
When Heather Moise found out she was pregnant last year, she made the decision to do something just for her.
Santa’s helpers aren’t confined to the North Pole. Some work at 936 Mass., home to the country’s largest independently owned specialty toy store.
To ensure you always end up on our “nice” list, we have some pointers that are guaranteed to make you the hit of the mailbox every year.
A hundred years ago, mince pie was as common at Christmas as the candy cane. As far as desserts were concerned, it was as popular as pecan, pumpkin and apple pie.
Whether you want to get ahead on spring trends, add variance to your current winter wardrobe or just try something different, set out on a quest to find a few new, perfect lifestyle items that will add instant character, culture and fun to everyday outfits.
Sunday, December 12
Amaryllis will also go nicely with a blooming poinsettia and Christmas cactus.
It’s critical to determine your needs and narrow your choices.
Only two years after bullying threatened to cause her to give up, drop out and waste her life away, Amanda Randel has finally found her voice.
Friday, December 10
Upcoming in the Lawrence arts scene: "Right Between the Ears" plans live broadcast Dec. 18; KU professor releases new CD; LAC adding new winter classes.
Antlers rattle and collide, animal calls boom over loudspeakers in a crowded art space, geometric projects spin and twist and evolve on the floor, and somewhere within the chaos, music is made.
Thursday, December 9
Tell us a secret: I have two of those things that hang in the back of your throat.
It was surreal. It was wonderful. It was awful.
Wednesday, December 8
Teacher chic/Ready for anything.
After a long hiatus, the ACB's make a spirited return.
After almost a decade, Lawrence's premiere dance party ends where it began.
Tuesday, December 7
Kansas City Jazz Orchestra to perform "Big Band Christmas" at Liberty Hall.
A homemade cake can be anything but funny
Much of the holiday cheer surrounding fruitcake is usually in the form of jokes about the cake’s dense texture and penchant for being an unwanted present.
Monday, December 6
If you like adventure games, platformers or even strategic puzzlers, you will find a hidden gem with Majin and the Forsaken Kingdom.
Private dinner gives guests a look into the kitchen
Wine and dine with the past.
It’s hard to imagine a musical more prescient than Theatre Lawrence’s “Annie,” the orphan’s tale set in 1933.
Some fun yet inaccurate weather-predictors
My dogs are gone. They and my cat, Cassie. I lost them all within eight weeks, and the pain is so intense that sometimes I’m certain I won’t be able to bear it.
The Ladies of Lawrence Artwork crew, or LOLA, will stage their upcoming holiday event this weekend at Van Go Mobile Arts, 715 N.J.
Thankfully, in the land of fashion, designers have already presented their own versions of spring, so even living under this cold, gray sky we can make-believe it is warm.
Just like moving from the low dive to the high dive, moving from home-displayed gingerbread house construction (whereby your children decorate spiced cookie abodes with minimal supervision and the hope of one day vacuuming the last green sprinkle out of your dining room carpet), to an original creation (built upon plywood for judges and a paying audience) takes commitment.
Sunday, December 5
A short list of stocking suffers and new camera info for photo enthusiasts.
The holiday season is always big time for going to the movies.
Friday, December 3
Singer-songwriter Jason Mraz played an impromptu concert for a few hundred fans in the fourth-floor lobby of the Kansas Union on Friday evening.
Zach Stoltenberg moved furniture into his new house on a corner lot with his wife, Alicia, on Nov. 7. The very next day, he started putting Christmas lights up on the house.
Thursday, December 2
Eric Melin reviews director Danny Boyle's story of survival.
It's the time of year when Lawrencians dust off the holiday decorations and string up twinkling lights, garland and even install inflatable snowmen at their homes.
Just in time to warm Lawrence residents’ hearts for the holidays.
Wednesday, December 1
People say I look like… Daria.
Tell us a secret: I’m not really a doctor.
Actor talks about the trick to playing a convincing villain, why he’s stolen a page out of the WWE playbook, and about why he’ll take either boos or applause as long as they’re enthusiastic.