Thursday, November 28
Whom do people say you look like? Definitely Tom Cruise! Often times I get that like once to three times a day!
I love the idea of recycling my closet because there’s always that possibility of scoring a designer piece that is old enough to not even be sold anymore, but classic enough to still be in style.
Try bareMinerals foundation only offered in Lawrence at Eccentricity, 716 Massachusetts St.
If you’re in need of decorating supplies, candy molds, specialty containers and more, head down to Sweet! Baking and Candy Making Supply.
What is Trudy into? She’s very spirited. She loves the outdoors unless it’s very cold and she has a monkey that wears underwear. She has a big brother, so she does everything he does!
For those with an empire state of mind, yet another New-York style pizzeria has hit Lawrence.
As in previous years, this month’s Final Friday offers plenty of opportunities for holiday shopping — outside the box store.
Local artists Matthew Lord and Kent Smith have teamed up for a new exhibit dedicated to the field of cryptozoology, or mysterious creatures not proven to exist.
There’s a new brew on tap in Lawrence, and this one’s entirely appropriate to drink before noon. At the end of a long line of beer handles behind the bar at Burger Stand, there’s a single tap pouring Nitro Cold Brew — Alchemy Coffee’s latest java experiment.
Picky dog leads to business opportunity for Lawrence couple
Rex Rexroad is a finicky eater. His owners, Angie and Gary Rexroad, are glad he is. The Lawrence couple eventually found a food that works for their dog, and now use a similar formulation for their own dog food company.
There is nothing scandalous about Kerry Washington’s classic sense of style.
Wednesday, November 27
You can make a bottle of yummy orange vodka in just three or four days.
Sunday, November 24
You wake up to an unfamiliar face sitting at your kitchen table. Its got grayed skin and large yellow eyes. Its bony fingers grip the newspaper and as it sips coffee, waiting for you. It's the monster that lived in your closet and terrified you as a child.
The legacy of American sculptor Jim Brothers lives on, as local artists, Lawrence Creates Makerspace and Lawrence Art Guild present new exhibit, “Recollections: Friends Remember Jim.”
Wade Myslivy is self-trained in a variety of primitive skills sparked by a lifelong interest in how pre-industrial people used available resources and basic technologies to make smaller artifacts from baskets to beads, to much more work-intensive items like stone hand tools and hunting weapons such as bows.
Thursday, November 21
If you’re the type of person who enjoys dipping doughy carbs into warm cheese, this is the appetizer for you.
Fashion trends you love: Animal prints, leather, black and white, minimalism and girls that dress like boys.
Whom do people say you look like? Christopher Walken or Willem Dafoe.
The small troupe born out of the "Victor Continental Show" has 20 live sketches and 10 short films prepared for this year’s Loaded for Bear 4: Ad Astra Per Ursa (very poorly translated, to the stars through bears).
The University Dance Company’s fall concerts will feature the choreography of Kansas University’s dance department’s guest artist from Israel, on Nov. 21 and 22, as part of the Janet Hamburg Visiting Artist Series.
After the shock of last week’s real winter chill, we began to hunt for key winter pieces so we can be better prepared for the next round of arctic temperatures - all while keeping our style in check, of course.
Can you believe Black Friday is right around the corner? If you're anything like me, you haven't started the daunting task that is holiday shopping.
Try holiday shopping at Waxman Candles or M.Street Interiors for local gifts and decor without having to fight for your purchase.
Wednesday, November 20
Megan Stuke and Sarah Henning hop on the chestnut bandwagon.
When my friend Terry described her new favorite instant oatmeal, my brain partnered with my sweet tooth to find a way to turn said oatmeal into a cookie.
Monday, November 18
Pulitzer-prize winning author spends almost the entire lecture entertaining audience questions with uncensored responses.
Sunday, November 17
Internationally acclaimed jazz singer Kevin Mahogany will be returning to his alma mater to sing for the 16th annual Baker University Jazz Festival on Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m.
Local author Vicki Julian will be sharing the story she contributed to the “Chicken Soup for the Soul: Devotional Stories for Wives,” as part of the Kansas Authors Club 37th Annual Holiday Bazaar.
It speaks volumes of the personality of Junot Diaz that his response to winning a Pulitzer Prize for his first novel, "The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao," is this: “It was swell, but I prefer more the work than the celebration of the work.” By Nadia Imafidon
Every day in Lawrence, 12 novelists gather together. On this day, they're working hard. The sound of scribbling pens, the shuffle of lined notebook paper and the clickity-clack of keyboards float about the quiet room. Some stare intently while others gaze into the distance, mulling over the next word choice, the next scene, the next conflict in the novel. One catch: These novelists are 11 years old. By Alma Bahman
The holiday season is when Kansas City literally starts to shine. With a number of lighting displays, special events and performances throughout the rest of 2013, the area is well worth a holiday visit.
Friday, November 15
Local independent EMU Theatre is holding open auditions for an original rock production, “Johnny Butts,” at the Lawrence Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St., on Sunday from 2 to 6 p.m.
Thursday, November 14
City documenting style to prepare for potential preservation efforts
In post World War II Lawrence, modern architecture arrived in the form of sleek commercial buildings, monolithic university structures and unusual, geometric-inspired homes. Love them or hate them, these buildings tell the story of what was happening to our city at the time — change. By Sara Shepherd
Dream job: If I could be unrealistic and in a fantasy world, I would be a cloud designer.
Author Aminatta Forna will discuss topics from her recently released novel “The Hired Man” on Nov. 14 in the Hall Center for the Humanities Conference Hall, followed by a reception and book signing.
Here's where to explore historical Lawrence while staying in more intimate quarters.
Chicken biryani at Cosmos Indian Store & Cafe
Describe your style: I tend to do a mix of indie, hipster and causal.
Sweater season has always been our favorite out of all the style seasons. We long for sweater weather all throughout spring and summer. Who knew that cozy knits in every fall shade imaginable could be a detriment to my bank account?
With the change in temperature, there are certain foods that just don’t satisfy -- or “hit the spot," if you will -- like they did in warmer months. This is the time of year for warm and hearty goodness: comfort food that will leave you not only satisfied, but fully warmed and prepared for an afternoon nap.
Adriana Maresma Fois brings new production Flamenco Poetry to the U.S. on a five-city tour.
Monday, November 11
A few characters who starred in Quantrill’s 1863 raid on Lawrence also will appear for the first time in this year’s production of “A Kansas Nutcracker,” set two years earlier. A panel discussion Tuesday night aims to explore how events — and people — from both storylines tie together. By Sara Shepherd
Sunday, November 10
National Novel Writing Month (nicknamed NaNoWriMo or NaNo) puts forth a challenge: Write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. That breaks down to about 1,667 words a day. The question here is: Why would anyone do that?
KU associate professor of sculpture Matthew Burke is leading “Special Topics in Art: The Federal Reserve Commission,” which will be offered each semester through fall 2014. Students’ mission is to conceive, design and execute a work of art to commemorate the Reserve's 100th anniversary.
Cider Gallery is hosting artists Janet Davidson-Hughes and Ben Ahlvers for an informal talk and reception Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Theatre Lawrence is holding auditions for the comedy production “Wrong Window,” a tribute to Alfred Hitchcock, on Nov. 18 at 7 p.m.
Four different Lawrence DJs with completely different DJ styles share what it takes to be the party providers.
Saturday, November 9
Some dream of escaping to a quiet cabin in the mountains to craft that novel they've always wanted. Others take one month to churn out 50,000 words and win NaNoWriMo.
Friday, November 8
Blues and bluegrass are both forms of folk music, he explains, but he tries not to lean on any one genre. Furtado, hailed as a banjo savant and slide guitar blues interpreter, will bring his act to Lawrence’s Unity Church Nov. 9 as part of the Westside Folk series. While he still is best known for picking away at banjo and slide guitar, what he plays is more of a melding of styles.
Thursday, November 7
A new plan for trees cut down because they were in the path of the Lawrence Public Library renovation is like a chip off the old block: Turn the salvaged wood into little free libraries. By Sara Shepherd
"Because without beer, things don't seem to go as well."
As a part of the 2013-14 Bales Artist Series, Christian Lane will be performing an organ recital at the Bales Organ Recital Hall on Nov. 8.
For those of us who hate having to run errands all over town, one-stop shop Cindy’s Simple Life is our new lifeline right off Mass Street.
This time of year, people are touting "pumpkin" everything, am I right? But let's not forget about some of the other important delicacies of the season: chili, hot cocoa and, of course, the almighty hot apple cider.
Peak autumn color. From the beginning of September, I wait for it with the anticipation many small children reserve for Christmas. It's that one week of the year when the trees go ablaze with color, and a person could almost survive on nothing more than long walks under the leaves. By Meryl Carver-Allmond
Airports don’t have the best reputation for fashion. As security has increased and air travel has become more of a chore than an adventure, people’s attire has taken a drastic decline.
Fashion influences: Mostly, I run it by Lola. If it’s way out of line, she’ll let me know.
Describe your style: My style is mostly a casual cute. I want to keep it pretty feminine, but I don’t want to try too hard on campus.
With about a month and half under its belt, Ramen Bowls, 125 E. 10th St., has catered to Lawrence’s obvious hunger for Japanese ramen and Hawaiian-Pacific eats.
Tuesday, November 5
A bronze sculpture stolen from a downtown art gallery was returned today. By Sara Shepherd
Monday, November 4
Motive unknown in case of missing bronze by Jim Brothers
A bronze bust by artist Jim Brothers isn’t the only recent case of a sculpture being stolen from area galleries or public locales. The person who took the Brothers piece — and his motives — remains unknown. But the perpetrators in a few other thefts apparently were looking to cash in by turning the artworks into scrap metal. By Sara Shepherd
Sunday, November 3
Although I lived in Europe for a few years, I try not to compare that experience to life in Kansas City too often, as it's a case of apples and oranges (or, if you prefer, cranberry and redcurrant).
Theatre Lawrence is the recipient of the 2013 Phoenix Award for “Creative Spaces.” This 36-year-old organization, formerly known as Lawrence Community Theatre, previously occupied a small converted church on 1501 New Hampshire that had virtually no parking and had to turn children away for their youth programs because they lacked the space. Now on the Bauer Farm, the theatre is a new arts facility that can support educational programs and accommodate theatrical arts lovers from all over the region. By Nadia Imafidon