Tuesday, October 30
Farmers’ Market to celebrate nutritional powerhouse with Kale Festival this Saturday
As far as greens are concerned, kale is king.
Monday, October 29
While many Lawrence schoolchildren will have a special school day on the 31st, replete with Halloween parties and parades, several local schools have adapted their October celebrations to allow for broader participation and appeal.
Most of the girls in Style Rookies are interested in pursuing fashion (writing, designing, consulting, etc.) as a career, and it became readily apparent that I would be talking to girls who probably knew more about fashion than I did. Very quickly, I realized that though I had come to tell them about my style-writing job and, more broadly, about my personal experience with fashion and style, I would be learning far more from them.
Sunday, October 28
The featured artist at this year’s Red Ribbon Art Auction will be Jennifer Jo Webster, a painter known for her colorful, island-inspired style.
Works of famed composer Leonard Bernstein are the focus of the Kansas University School of Music’s upcoming trio of performances, “A Bernstein Triptych,” which kicks off this week.
Día de los Muertos observers honor deceased in colorful ways, find more meaning in holiday than in Halloween
Día de los Muertos is a public celebration in Mexico and communities of Mexican origin to honor and remember friends and family members who have died. In Lawrence, numerous community events take place to celebrate the holiday. By Meagan Thomas
The Social Service League of Lawrence is planning its annual Friends of the League Party from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday at Free State Glass, 307 E. Ninth St.
With this feature kicking off the week of Halloween, we picked a drink with a scary-sounding name. By Sara Shepherd.
Images of immigrants in multiple countries that seek to address those questions, captured by Kansas University associate professor Pok-Chi Lau over the span of 45 years, will go on display this week on the KU campus.
As much as I love drinking, one might expect me to frequent wine bars. But that’s simply not the case.
Thursday, October 25
Few would argue that Final Fridays is the opportunity to celebrate the local arts scene, but how often do we stop and consider the talented individuals who make a special trip to Lawrence for the monthly event? This Friday we have the opportunity to meet several artists from around the country, and who knows? Maybe if we meet them we’ll gain a new appreciation for the world around us. By Margie Carr
Fashion influences: Popular graphic and interior design, which I then try to translate into clothes.
Tell us a secret … My first CD was Backstreet Boys.
Tuesday, October 23
Lawrence schools are celebrating Farm to School Week with the first districtwide mostly-local school lunch. Seasonality, delivery methods, availability of large quantities and compliance with nutritional guidelines can all make serving local food challenging for schools. By Sara Shepherd.
Monday, October 22
Giving prisoners convicted of violent crimes razor blades in a confined space might seem like a recipe for disaster. Vicki Rajewski says it’s more of a recipe for rehabilitation.
Try making the transition from tank top to trench coat a bit less drastic by incorporating a blazer, one of this season’s top trends, into your fall outfit.
If every girl’s crazy ‘bout a sharp-dressed man, you can imagine how gaga they’d go for a sharp-dressed dog. This Halloween, make your classy canine a bow tie.
Spirit-seekers can try a ghost tour or attend a seminar to learn about Lawrence's ghosts.
For a cleaner and longer-lasting alternative to jack-o'-lanterns, there are endless no-carve options, from basic to blingy. Go! scoured Pinterest boards and magazine websites and picked a few of our favorite ideas to make and share.
Sunday, October 21
It’s a costume party and symphony in one — the Kansas University Symphony Orchestra will perform Friday at the Lied Center, and even the musicians will be in costume.
The Kansas University Alumni Band is gearing up to help celebrate the 100th anniversary of homecoming at KU.
Work by Lawrence artist Betsy Forcade is included in a special Flint Hills-inspired exhibit at the Buttonwood Art Space, 3013 Main St. in Kansas City, Mo.
Seafood pizza is not-so-unusual fare in Europe. By Sara Shepherd.
At the new Warehouse Arts District development in East Lawrence, artists are putting their creativity to work in the vast, raw spaces.
The collection of oddities at the Cabinet of Curiosities at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is sort of like the 16th-century version of looking at weird things on the Internet.
The Raven Book Store’s next Big Tent Event: Stories and Poems in Three Acts is set for 7 p.m. Thursday at the bookstore, 6 E. Seventh St. This month’s event will feature Hadara Bar-Nadav, Kij Johnson and Richard Robbins.
I invited area photographers to submit some of their favorite black-and-white images for this week’s column and photo gallery. I asked, Why use black and white?
From photography to ceramics and everything in between, the 18th annual Lawrence ArtWalk will feature more than 20 area artists displaying their work during next weekend’s two-day affair.
Saturday, October 20
Percolator brings artists, creativity to smaller communities
Looking to infuse rural areas with the art and community spirit for which its Rhode Island Street alleyway home is known, the Percolator Artspace is taking its show on the road. By Sara Shepherd
Thursday, October 18
What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? Old timey brothels and opium dens
Describe your style: I’m a thrift shop person, but I’m also not afraid to buy things new.
Tuesday, October 16
Lawrence resident, professional food photographer shares tips for the rest of us
In more than 30 years as a food photographer, Lawrence resident Kathy Sanders Wilson painstakingly photographed everything from the perfect bowl of corn to flawless feasts for the cover of Better Homes and Gardens magazine.
Lawrence resident, journalist to address James Beard Foundation on importance of trusting food sources
A Lawrence resident and environmental journalist is speaking at the renowned James Beard Foundation Food Conference this week.
Monday, October 15
We’re going to make a cake from scratch this time, stuffed with good-for-you ingredients and still just as simple as can be. With blueberries for antioxidants, honey for energy and the comfort factor of homemade cake, this recipe is definitely a winner.
Envisioning a costume is one thing. Translating it from a mental picture to something you or your child can wear is another.
My feet prefer the company of boots over any other encasement in which I could place them. When I find a pair I like, I wear them until the sole is flapping off and super glue no longer adheres to the half-dozen layers of glue previously applied.
Sunday, October 14
While the Kansas City metro area boasts more than its fair share of strip malls and beige-on-beige subdivisions, the heart of the city is still a great place to step back in time.
It was September of 1987 when Eric Kirkendall sat in a Lawrence motel hallway talking to Jello Biafra, the lead singer of the Dead Kennedys, about his music career.
“Threepenny Opera,” the racy musical that inspired such others as “Cabaret” and “Chicago,” comes to the Lawrence Arts Center stage this week.
Even 150 years ago, people grappled with information overload by making scrapbooks.
“Woven Dream” opens Wednesday at the Lawrence Art Guild’s 1109 Gallery, 1109 Mass.
Kansas University Youth Chorus has begun its eighth year.
Douglas County Treasurer’s Office is organizing its annual juried art show and looking for submissions.
Say it, bee-bim-bahp. Fun, huh? In Korean, bap means rice, and bibim means mix. By Sara Shepherd.
Saturday, October 13
A collaborative quilt exhibition involving Lawrence middle-schoolers is now on display at Topeka’s Brown v. Board of Education National Historic Site.
Thursday, October 11
What would you like to see less of in Lawrence? Tights as pants. That’s not a thing, girls.
What would you like to see more of in Lawrence? I love bars like the Bottleneck and the Jackpot
Wednesday, October 10
The fight over state funding of the arts continued Wednesday.
Tuesday, October 9
Trendy restaurants take cast-off meat parts to new culinary level
Animal brains, glands, tails, intestines, feet and other organs are nothing new at many ethnic eateries. But the oft-spurned meat parts known as offal have made their way into some of the area’s hippest mainstream restaurants, where chefs say foodies and more timid diners alike seem to be nibbling.
Monday, October 8
For me, growing up and getting a job in a professional environment meant that I would have to change the way I dressed.
Pumpkins are everywhere in October, and that can include your dinner table with these two inventive pumpkin recipes.
Baby washcloths are an ideal scrap-buster. The size can vary, depending on how much fabric you have. You can mix and match fabrics. And they don’t take long at all.
Hailey Baker breeds flies. We spend our lives fighting the annoyances, and she breeds them, by the tens of thousands, in a small room in Haworth Hall on the Kansas University campus.
Sunday, October 7
“Kansas City Noir” — a close-to-home edition of the Akashic Books Noir Series of geographically specific anthologies — will be the focus of an upcoming reading and book-signing at the Raven, 6 E. Seventh St.
A Kickstarter campaign is hoped to help launch “River City Reunion Revisited,” a book of black-and-white photos documenting a 1987 Beat Generation literary festival in Lawrence.
If you like crab cakes and deviled eggs, this is the best of both worlds — plus béarnaise sauce. By Sara Shepherd.
Lawrence’s 2012 Phoenix Award winners have been named and will be honored with a reception next month.
When I started at the Journal-World, our color use was limited to a single lead image on a section front, mainly because of the length of time required to create color separations for the press. I remember laying out photo packages where I could use only one color image and the rest were black and white.
A blend of indie and pop sensibilities with influences like the Smiths and brothers-and-sisters in arms like Broken Social Scene, Stars is an established band out of Montreal via Toronto and New York. After albums on Arts and Crafts, their latest, "The North," came out on Soft Revolution, their own label, last month.
‘Drop City’ had roots in Lawrence, KU
In today’s world, it’s a concept that sounds like the basis for a reality show cooked up under the careful eye of Armani-wearing big wigs: Throw a bunch of artists together and see if they can live away from society, nourished solely by their creative juices.
Music from the 16th to 18th centuries — played on instruments like those in use during the same period — will fill the Spencer Museum of Art next weekend.
The deadline is approaching for artists to enter the Lawrence Art Guild’s Holiday Art Fair.
Saturday, October 6
Steven Spooner could be any professor at Kansas University, unassuming in a sport coat and dress slacks. But even in their best student evaluations, most professors aren’t referred to as “dazzling” or “as near perfection as it’s possible to get.”
Thursday, October 4
A print of Gov. Sam Brownback — crying and apparently going down in flames — made it through a recent Lawrence gallery exhibit without incident. The same artwork did not last long at a Topeka restaurant, where building owners have removed it from an exhibit. The difference? Brownback’s daughter doesn’t work at the art gallery.
Tell us a secret … I have a cookie in my pocket.
Fashion influences: I like the black hipster vibe that’s happening right now. I am blipster.
Monday, October 1
Bean’s Blossom Trail Bee Ranch, 669 E. 2100 Road in Baldwin City, will be one of 22 farms open to the public this weekend during the annual Kaw Valley Farm Tour.
Fire eaters! Sword swallowers! A woman who can rip a phone book in half!
An autographed first-edition copy of "In Cold Blood" that was given to a Kansas Bureau of Investigation employee by author Truman Capote has been donated to Washburn University after it was found at an estate sale.
It’s hard work being this evil.
It’s finally fall: Football games. Changing leaves. Pumpkins. You get the picture. Fall also brings chilly weather, though, which brings me to the fashion part of this column — layering.
This is no classical ballet class, and that’s by design. Acceptable attire includes sports jerseys and basketball shorts. It’s OK to squirrel around between exercises. And if you feel like screaming hi-ya! in the middle of a routine, no one’s going to stop you.
A rusted mattress spring, a vegetable strainer and black walnut end table last fashionable during the Nixon era: they’re not things you want to decorate your house — that is, until Susan Theroff gets her hands on them.