Saturday, December 31
The Rev. Tom Brady and the Rev. Gary O'Flannagan answer.
Friday, December 30
Many people complain they never get to travel, and that work and life always get in the way. The members of the Lawrence-based Buran Theater Company, however, have found a unique way around those problems.
Thursday, December 29
Vincent Gnojek told his sons to take his word for it.
Art for Skate's Sake exhibition aims to raise money for Centennial Skate Park facelift.
What would you like to see less of in Lawrence? The crazy drunken culture.
Tell us a secret: I like candies!
Wednesday, December 28
If you're looking to dance, drink, party hard or relax, there's an NYE celebration for you.
Tuesday, December 27
If you're planning to party at home this New Year's Eve, but still want to keep things fancy, try these recipes from Lawrence chefs.
Monday, December 26
If you need a charge of encouragement or inspiration for your 2012 New Year’s resolution, look no further than Shari Quick.
Santa’s gone, and now Baby New Year is coming to town. In his honor, I created baby onesies for a house divided.
It is dinner time on a quiet Saturday. While many families and friends are out on the town, grabbing a bite to eat at local restaurants, a group of foodie friends are gathering to enjoy a home-cooked meal that they think is as good or better than dining out.
Before the New Year rolls in, many of us get into a zone of cleaning or purging around the house. It brings on feelings of freshness and starting anew. One of the main centers of this action is in the bedroom closet.
When Juan Carlos Tovar-Ballagh, 23, was a young boy, he would experiment in the kitchen — often to the dismay of his own taste buds.
One wouldn’t normally associate the word “nun” with “rebel,” but Sister Josephine Plazzer, a 23-year-old Catholic nun, considers herself just that.
Sunday, December 25
When shooting objects against snow or trying to capture the powdery stuff itself, stark backgrounds and drastic color shifts are your best friend.
A look at the best games of a truly outstanding year.
If you have tried growing paperwhite narcissus flowers before and they have flopped, I have a sure-fire trick for you.
Saturday, December 24
The Rev. Rob Baldwin and the Rev. Barry Watts answer.
Friday, December 23
Local musicians, record store employees and music bloggers list their favorite music of 2011.
Sarah Henning takes us through the stories that shaped the food and restaurant industry in Lawrence.
The budget cuts, milestones and accomplishments that shaped art in Lawrence in 2011.
Thursday, December 22
"Deep down inside, I would like to own a menswear store and also sell home furnishings."
Least favorite trends: Shorts worn over tights.
Wednesday, December 21
Facebook's long-delayed massive overhaul to user profiles, dubbed Timeline, is finally available for all of the social network's more than 800 million users worldwide.
Timeline is Facebook's new way of presenting you to the world. It replaces your traditional profile page — the one with your headshot and a smorgasbord of personal musings, photos and other items to share with friends. Instead of just a snapshot of you today, Timeline is supposed to be a scrapbook of your whole life.
New exhibit at the Percolator is built around that moment just before artistic creation.
Eric Melin counts down the best films of the year.
Tuesday, December 20
Whether they're for Santa or just yourself, any of these recipes will make your holiday brighter.
Monday, December 19
It’s time to head to Kansas City’s Country Club Plaza for “Season of Magic” holiday specials and nearly 280,000 spectacular lights, more than 80 miles of them, which outline every shop, dome and tower of the Spanish-inspired shopping and entertainment district.
Spritz cookies are one of the most buttery, delicate and delicious holiday traditions. But unlike other cookies, these yummy morsels are pressed through a "cookie gun" or a cookie press.
If you’ve never used a cookie gun before (or have tried and failed) but have designs on making an army of these little wonders, we’ve got some tips to keep your cookie gun experience from backfiring.
There may not be snow on the ground yet, but that doesn't mean you can't prepare for when that blustery day comes.
Some careers happen by accident. Passion meets timing, and a profession is born.
Don’t worry. This will be painless.
Time is running out for this year's christmas gifts, but Ali has a few ideas that will make you look like you've planned your gift-giving weeks in advance.
If you’re looking for a last-minute Christmas gift for the book lover on your list, it might be a good time to get on the e-reader bandwagon.
Sunday, December 18
Only you can prevent bird-on-window violence.
In a little more than a 36-hour period, on three separate occasions Journal-World photographer Nick Krug and I covered the arrival and introduction of Charlie Weis to Lawrence as Kansas University’s new football coach.
Whether you’re staying home or hitting the road this holiday season, chances are you’ll have the time (and need) to curl up with a good book.
Saturday, December 17
David Berkowitz and Rabbi Zalman Tiechtel answer.
Friday, December 16
Lawrence-bred Celtic songstress Ashley Davis is out with a new album celebrating the chill in the air.
Thursday, December 15
"I am an active and outgoing person, and I think my style reflects that."
Relationship Status: Saving myself for Christian Slater
Tuesday, December 13
As a teen, it’s highly unlikely you’ll get to rub elbows with rock stars and get a chance to do your dream job at the same time — but that’s exactly how Molly Myers started off her career as a chef.
Monday, December 12
Lawrence piano teacher Jamie Bone treats all students as great future pianists.
For a holiday treat, Megan and Sarah each came up with a mint confection.
Want to make your holidays pretty, organized and as put-together as those homes you see in magazines? We’ve got the details.
A few weeks ago, I was flipping through a catalog with lots of gift ideas. I saw a pair of hand warmers and flagged the page. I definitely wanted some for my always-cold hands.
Your dollar has power. Every time you spend, you say, “I support this. Please keep doing what you’re doing.”
It’s time to get back to basics. When everything from the food on the table to the endless social gatherings appear overwhelming and somewhat decadent, there’s something very satisfying about being able to maintain a workout program.
Sunday, December 11
Considering that children are experiencing digital devices at younger and younger ages, it’s not a crazy idea to provide them access to better cameras.
Jennifer Smith shares her gift ideas for the green thumb in your life.
Saturday, December 10
The Rev. Maria Campbell and Rod Hinkle answer.
Friday, December 9
This year's take on the Christmas classic is set during Kansas' first year of statehood.
Before the band brings their Wake Up 2011 tour to the Granada on Dec. 15, they talked about being a young band, the American dream and their new record.
Thursday, December 8
Tell us a secret: I love boys! Especially Jared Klug!
Fashion influences? David Bowie
Wednesday, December 7
Third-annual Toys For Tots fundraiser comes to the Bottleneck this Saturday.
Tuesday, December 6
Pies and cookies might be the more popular seasonal picks, but a good cobbler can be an unexpected, versatile and oh-so-tasty choice for dessert.
Monday, December 5
Honor serves as a lifetime achievement of sorts for the venerable Lawrence artist.
A bit stumped when it came to gift buying, Lawrence resident Tony Schmidt didn’t just go to the mall and settle on blasé run-of-the-mill presents for his loved ones. Instead, the now-president of CoolProducts.com came up with an idea to both simplify and personalize the gift-giving process: Gift Professor.
If you want to save a bit of coin this holiday season and outfit your friends and family with unique gifts, you might want to consider previously loved items.
Mike Doering thinks about death a lot. A placid and professional man, Doering is not morbid. He is practical. He thinks of death in the same way a police officer ponders crime or an accountant considers numbers. Doering thinks of death because his job is death.
My name is David, and I sell clothes. But let’s get one thing straight: I am not a fashion guy. I am as baffled by the runway as I am by a silent film or a French restaurant upon first visit. And while I can be caught watching “Project Runway” with my wife, you would be hard-pressed to get me out of my favorite pair of jeans.
Sunday, December 4
While others are content to kiss under the mistletoe during the holidays, put it under their pillow to inspire dreams of Prince Charming, or use it as an herbal remedy, I have to wonder how a poisonous parasitic plant got such a good reputation.
If you're like Mike's family, you're hesitant to buy photography gifts for a seasoned photographer, likely because they already have everything or the process of buying for them is intimidating. This guide should help east the latter.
Saturday, December 3
The Rev. Mitch Todd and the Rev. Verdell Taylor answer.
Thursday, December 1
Compilation album provides snapshot of the local music scene.
A young boy realizes the power of his wishes when whatever he draws comes to life.
The theatrical adaptation of the Christmas classic has had some technical challenges making the move to the renovated church performance space, but the cast and crew are ready for Friday's debut.