Monday, January 31
I decided to mix it up with a lively, easy scarf that I can wear with or without my coat.
Two years ago, on a cold, snowy day, Ben Smith pulled up a chair in a cafe and waited.
Apparently I had blocked out about eight years of my life from the recesses of my brain. But a few days with my nephew, Charlie, and all those memories of the eight straight years I spent turning my toddlers into preschoolers came flooding back. For those of you blessed to have survived this point and, like us, do not remember what it was like, here is a refresher…
Saturday, January 29
Rototillers are a wondrous tool for soil improvement to many gardeners, but some people are leaving the tiller behind for old-fashioned no-till techniques.
Answers from the Rev. Maria Campbell and the Rev. John McFarland.
Friday, January 28
When working on a separate story about Kansas Day, I ran across a website that asked Kansans to bake a cake for their state's 150th birthday. I happily accepted this challenge, adding it to a long list of goodies I've brought into my coworkers at the Journal-World.
The exhibits and events for January's Final Friday.
For one, it’ll be a coming out party into Lawrence literary society. For the other, it’ll be a chance to show her chops in a medium other than the one she uses to pay the bills.
As you may be able to tell from its title, the new comedy “I Love You Phillip Morris” is a love story. It’s about infatuation, obsession, and the insane lengths people will go to when they are deep in love’s sway. It just so happens that the lovers in question are two gay men who fall in love in prison.
Thursday, January 27
Tell us a secret: I stole the TV.
With a penchant for the printed page, Heidi Raak and Kate Lorenz have spent the past six months making a publication that would be a work of art in itself.
"I have a tomboy side and a feminine side, and I express them both."
Wednesday, January 26
Our first entry in our weekly shelter pet spotlight is a spirited terrier mix.
Tuesday, January 25
Voting began Monday but we're already noticing some tight races
Adding seasonal ingredients elevates any cold-weather salad
There is such a thing as winter salad. In fact, there are several examples of ways to enjoy salad in the winter without feeling like everything you’re eating is coming from the Southern Hemisphere — no offense to Chile and New Zealand, of course.
Monday, January 24
Answers by the Rev. Jill Jarvis and the Rev. Gary O'Flannagan.
Though she admits she may not be the next Jane Austen when it comes to writing, Kansas University alumna Lindsay Brin has plenty of other things to be proud of these days.
It was after midnight in Chicago. My husband had taken our kids back to the hotel earlier, leaving me to enjoy an evening out at my BFF’s 40th birthday party with college friends and my brother, now living in the Windy City.
Niki Smith is an artist who is fascinated by natural disasters.
Friends of the Lawrence Public Library has announced plans for a Romance Book Sale next month.
From now through Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, you can vote on your favorites local businesses and help them be dubbed one of the 2011 Best of Lawrence. One vote per e-mail address.
Bullies terrorizing their classmates might not be the first thing that comes to mind when people think of opera performances, but an upcoming production by the Lawrence Arts Center’s City Youth Theater and Lyric Opera of Kansas City may help tie the two subjects together in young Lawrence residents’ minds.
Sunday, January 23
If you have to use the flash on your point-and-shoot, here are some tips to avoid washout.
Saturday, January 22
If you have a dead pine tree on your property, cut it down. Get rid of the beetle and nematode-infested wood by burning, burying or chipping it.
Amber Lucian Tyree has a lofty goal for 2011.As snow fell steadily on a recent morning, she jogged across her family's rural farm fields on a quest to find something that would help her meet that goal.
Friday, January 21
In 2007, Kevin Kennedy saw an opportunity. Slowly but surely that opportunity became an idea, then a reality.
You've helped us nominate candidates, now vote on the town's best Monday
Tell us a secret: My favorite band is Dream Theater.
"I like to mix vintage and new, and most of the time I opt for comfort/weather appropriate apparel — but I love to get dressed up!"
A collection of sculptures made from Legos will go on display this summer at Washburn University's Mulvane Art Museum.
Thursday, January 20
Mezzo-soprano singer Joyce Castle celebrates 40 years of performance at the Lied Center.
Wednesday, January 19
With voting beginning in a few days, we roll out the last of our categories to be previewed
The city's arts community says it will suffer greatly if the governor truly eliminates funds to the Kansas Arts Commission.
Tuesday, January 18
Lawrence resident Jim Sneegas is still deciding which one of his old motorcycles he will put in the 2011 Bike Show and Swapmeet on Feb. 6. He has plenty of options.
It's officially recognized as the hottest chili pepper in the world and we tried tried them just to be sure.
Monday, January 17
Help us make sure we include Lawrence's best options for consideration
It’s not so much that we were about to purchase a minivan this week. I accepted the fact long ago that I was far too practical of a person and lacked far too much eye-hand coordination to ever own an SUV and was, therefore, destined to contain my herd behind sliding doors.
Skyler Adamson would love it for any resident in Lawrence to be able to walk down the path in a park, through school grounds or out their own front door and get a quick snack.
Well, I warned you. I love to combine my passions for sports and baking. And this is what happens. Winter Classic cupcakes.
Sunday, January 16
I come by my aversion to the insurance industry honestly. I was force-fed the concept of risk management at an early age.
Ever wonder why woodpeckers peck? Or if the holes the birds chisel cause any real harm?
Keeping the sun behind you goes a long way to ensuring well-lit subjects, properly exposed images and a sun-burned neck. But breaking this rule can lead to more creative work.
Saturday, January 15
The Public Forum letter titled “Be selective” requests being selective about cutting or not repealing the Affordable (Health) Care Act.
The Philippines, Indonesia, Somalia, Sudan, Pakistan, Turkey, Nigeria and Egypt all have one thing in common. In the last 25 years, Christians have been killed by Muslims in those nations solely because they were Christians.
Friday, January 14
Marc Havener, award-winning filmmaker of “And What Remains,” will air “The Inappros” at 8 p.m. today at Pachamama’s Alton Ballroom, 800 N.H. Doors open at 7.
Thursday, January 13
The sequel to the community-driven platformer adds even more customization and creativity.
What would you like to see less of in Lawrence? "Girls that can't walk in their shoes."
People Say I Look Like... "I hate to admit it but I get a lot of Jack Black comparisons."
Wednesday, January 12
Voting begins Jan. 24, but there's still a few days for you to let us know if we've missed any of your favorites
The “Celebrate People’s History” project is an exhibit of politically motivated prints and posters. It opens this Saturday at The Percolator.
Tuesday, January 11
I have a deep dark secret that’s completely embarrassing as a professional food writer.
Winter’s long and dreary here in our corner of Kansas, and it’s easy to fall into a rut of mug after mug of the same old, same old.
The games and franchises to keep an eye on this year.
A collection of Beatles memorabilia goes on display next month at a Topeka museum.
Clare Vanderpool’s “Moon Over Manifest,” a young girl’s magical and mysterious adventures in a small town in 1936, won the John Newbery Medal for the “most distinguished contribution to American literature for children.”
Monday, January 10
Voting begins Jan. 24. Let us know if we're missing any candidates for our categories.
Think teeth grinding can be a real pain? Just ask Kate Whitsel, a junior at Kansas State University, who drives 90 minutes twice a month to Lawrence to visit dentist Jim Otten for severe TMJ issues.
Sunday, January 9
I am so down with the discounts-for-50-somethings philosophy, I think everyone should offer them.
Don’t photograph the cart before the horse.
Saturday, January 8
If last week’s sunshine and above-freezing temperatures have you itching to be in the garden, I have good news. Your trees and shrubs need you.
Thursday, January 6
Tell us a Secret: I’ve watched every episode of "Sex and the City," and I’ve seen the "Sex and the City" movies.
It's less than a week into 2011 and if you're New Year's resolution is already on shaky ground, you're not alone.
"I’m secretly a corpse being carried around by my friends like in 'Weekend at Bernie’s. ' "
Wednesday, January 5
With voting just weeks away, we look at Best of Lawrence's haircut and clothing categories
The Farmer's Almanac offers the answers to such vexing questions as the best days to start logging, the best days to castrate livestock or the best days to make sauerkraut. All the while being “useful, with a pleasant degree of humor.”
Tuesday, January 4
Former KU runner Lisa Morrisey is among 20 women to make the first cut in the reality drama.
But if soft cheese is new to your kitchen, now’s as good a time as any to familiarize yourself with them.
Monday, January 3
The beginning of the year or the turn of the season always means one thing for me — time for change. Now I realize we can’t bust out our finest spring frocks while there is still snow on the ground, but we can prep our wardrobes; reorganize your closets, pack away outdated clothing and slowly upgrade, picking up pieces here and there to fill-in any gaps in your apparel. Read on for some advice on what to expect in 2011.
With voting just weeks away, we look at our candidates for the best Asian cuisine and best breakfast in town
It started out as a little fitness blog. One of those “wouldn’t it be fun” kind of ideas that two friends come up with for a good time.
My list is meager, a realistic and attainable set of goals for us to collectively embrace: an end to all illness, corporate corruption and TMZ’s coverage of all Kardashians and those who keep up with them.
Sunday, January 2
Gary Martin sure plays a mean pinball.