Wednesday, November 30
Bethesda Softworks releases a true classic.
Sam Billen and a collection of local and national musicians are preparing a digital album and art project, just in time for Christmas.
Tuesday, November 29
Patience, technique and creativity build a strong foundation, even if it's laced in sugar and spice.
Monday, November 28
Tiffany Classen greeted me at her door wearing a slouchy, gray, off-the-shoulder sweater paired with black leggings, tall black boots and a long, silver-beaded necklace. As I walked into her house, I spotted a Christmas tree, already up in mid-November.
The second version of a game that was released nine months ago, offers an updated roster and little else.
Some families prefer creating gifts rather than shopping for them
Caryl Hale’s favorite gift from last Christmas? Something special from her husband, Aaron, of course. If visions of diamonds or iPads or high-end cars adorned with bows are dancing in your sweet little head, you’re wrong. Though the Lawrence mom did gasp with surprise and delight when she laid eyes on her gift: A homemade necklace holder.
Undoing the work of imaginary pirates is not your typical soccer drill. Neither is practicing the technique of goal celebration. However, Dan Spurgin, coach of the Mighty Lions, is not working with your typical soccer team.
Happy Monday after Thanksgiving! Two weeks ago, I warned you that things were going to get just a little bit crazy right about now. Did you believe me? I also gently suggested that you either pick up the pace on your current workout or attempt some new moves that would add intensity to your current program. Did you do that?
Sunday, November 27
The Springfield, Mo., band stops by the art space Tuesday in support of "Tape Club," the band's new collection of B-sides and rarities.
Mike Yoder highlights the advantages and disadvantages of different camera types.
Saturday, November 26
The Rev. Peter Luckey and Doug Heacock answer.
Friday, November 25
KU graduate and veteran television writer and director Mike Robe talks about his new project "Innocent," working with great actors and the future of television and film.
Wednesday, November 23
This month's art party features 26 artists and music by Darrell Lea.
This year's holiday shows have to cover a 25 percent budget gap left by state arts cuts.
One of the many local holiday markets up and running this Black Friday, Wonder Fair is offering screen prints from Tad Carpenter and stationary from Heather Smith-Jones in addition to their existing inventory.
Tuesday, November 22
Let’s face it, there’s nothing low-calorie about Thanksgiving.
Monday, November 21
Holiday time often means family time. It may involve family members or in-laws you don’t see very often, which can lead to awkward conversation. We came up with some scenarios to lighten the mood, get the ball rolling or stop an unpleasant line of questioning in its tracks.
Julie Urban doesn’t care much for sports. The highlights of her childhood soccer career include trying to play goalie while holding an umbrella and picking a lot dandelions. So when her husband, Brandon Urban, decided on a whim this year to buy season tickets for Kansas City’s Major League Soccer team, Sporting Kansas City, he figured he would be taking friends, not his wife, to the watch the games at the newly constructed Livestrong Sporting Park. Brandon was in for a surprise.
“I love your [article of clothing]! Where’d you get it?” is probably the most common phrase heard in women’s restrooms around the world. As women, we have an innate ability to spot the most beautiful winter coat or flowing summer dress from 600 feet away and just know that we have to have it.
Sunday, November 20
Now is a great time to add one or more of these epiphytic cacti to your collection.
Macro lenses for DSLR cameras come in several sizes and with various fields of view. Here are some tips to get the most out of yours.
Saturday, November 19
Jamie Prescott, a youth pastor at Lawrence Wesleyan Church, and The Lawrence Youth Network took on the Children's Holiday Shop, which was in danger of cancellation.
The Rev. Jill Jarvis and the Rev. Nate Rovenstine answer.
Thursday, November 17
Conquer America's unofficial national shopping holiday with your objectives intact.
The outstanding action series gets another excellent chapter.
Lawrence production company Through A Glass Productions assembled the new music video for Rebecca Pidgeon. With a little bit of advice from her husband, David Mamet.
Wednesday, November 16
Guitarist Petey Dammit talked to Alex Garrison about living in Lawrence, being broke but happy, and hippo milk.
Tuesday, November 15
Tips for thawing and defrosting the big bird and definitions of the labels on the package.
Tips, guides and information to get you through Thanksgiving with your sanity intact.
Monday, November 14
Reunited with her sister, the folk singer/songwriter talks about Phil Ochs, her new album of covers and playing with her sister CiNDY again.
Megan presents the delicious, and Sarah counters with nutritious — not to say that Megan’s is wholly unhealthy or Sarah’s isn’t tasty. Try whichever suits your dinner-table disposition.
The holidays can be a lot less fun with a broken arm. Or with a burnt palm, charred oven or a mound of credit card debit.
Perhaps your dining chairs have seen better days. Or you had to pick up some at a garage sale that don’t match the others just so you would have enough. There’s an easy fix for all of this, assuming you have the fairly standard wooden chairs with a removable seat: re-cover them.
Sunday, November 13
The alt-country maven didn't let illness slow her down.
Shooting on the 50 mm lens is almost a lost art, but the images it creates and its fast shutter speed make it an obvious choice for patient photographers.
Although oak leaves do have the potential to acidify soil, they are highly unlikely to be causing problems in your yard in northeast Kansas.
Saturday, November 12
The Rev. Kent Winters-Hazelton and the Rev. Pam Morrison answer.
Friday, November 11
After the success of the first show, the producers are back with a second round of sketches and video silliness.
Janeal Krehbiel will soon take her last bow with the Lawrence Children’s Choir — and she will do so looking out into the audience at Carnegie Hall.
Thursday, November 10
The author of "Squirrel Seeks Chipmunk" gave a spirited series of readings at the Lied Center as part of a tour that takes him to 41 cities in 42 days.
Wednesday, November 9
On Veteran's Day the chamber orchestra will open its 40th season with a musical snapshot of the time before, after and during World War I.
Tuesday, November 8
If you want to save money by stocking your deep freeze with turkeys while they’re on sale, there are plenty of ways to make the bird fit for a litany of meals without feeling like you’re eating the same thing over and over and over again.
Monday, November 7
If you’ve ever read any of my blogs on Lawrence.com, chances are you’ve figured out by now that I’m sort of a health nut.
Friends, kids, mother-in-laws, grandmas and — gasp — full-grown men love to do what they can in the kitchen. Which is nice and thoughtful of them and all, but sometimes it can be a bit … much.
Sunday, November 6
One of the most interesting characteristics of plants, I think, is the ability to reproduce asexually. Layering is alternative method and is a good choice for propagating plants with soft, supple branches like forsythia, azalea, rhododendron, holly and magnolia.
Saturday, November 5
Drawing from both domestic issues in her native China and from events from around the world and throughout history, Lei Guo-Hua, guest director to Kansas University’s theater department, will present Miller’s classic, “All My Sons" on Nov. 14.
The Rev. Shannah McAleer and Charles Gruber answer.
Friday, November 4
MC and opening act for tonight's show at the Granada talks about working with Ski Beatz, getting into the business and how getting bored easily has been the best thing for his career.
We asked the 2011 Phoenix Award winners to tell us in their own words about the a person who motivated them to do or be more.
Thursday, November 3
Musician, theater student and "Mad Men" addict Merrill Garbus, AKA tUne-yArDs, talks about performing live, writing from the road and reaching her fear limit while opening for Beirut.
Lucinda Williams the songwriter is not overtly political. But, on a tour bus parked in Allentown, Pa., a couple weeks before she will make a stop at Liberty Hall, 644 Mass., Lucinda Williams the woman talks politics.
Wednesday, November 2
After a decade of putting on shows in Lawrence and the surrounding area, Eleven Productions is celebrating with 11.11.11, a day-long music festival in downtown Lawrence.
Tuesday, November 1
With a new fall tour underway, the forthcoming documentary "Never Make It Home" and a New Year's Eve show planned at The Bottleneck, Split Lip Rayfield carry on. But it all started at the Walnut Valley Festival.
Holiday stuff, school stuff, work stuff, and life-in-general stuff are bound to get in the way as daylight savings barrels down upon the dinner table.