Thursday, February 27
Fashion trends you hate: I’d say the “Little House on the Prairie”/bohemian chic is not my kind of thing. Like the cut-off mom shorts are not so good.
The art at this month’s Final Fridays is nothing less than sublime, for that was the inspiration for the art on display at Phoenix Gallery Underground, 825 Massachusetts St.
Few things are more powerful than a secret. And, if they get out, few things are more destructive. That’s the hook of Theatre Lawrence’s new production, “Other Desert Cities.”
Right now is about the time you should be scouting out your March Madness gameday outfits because the madness is about to begin.
Eating raw deer meat from a stone slab feels more chic than caveman-ish with this appetizer.
Describe your style: Mine is kind of city oriented from Denver. I’m repping the 303!
Here in the land of crimson and blue, Jayhawk memorabilia has a value all its own.
The passion of a Jayhawk fan generally extends far beyond Allen Fieldhouse and find its way into the home. Some make collages of ticket stubs, quilts of KU T-shirts and displays of signed memorabilia; some dedicate entire rooms in the house to our beloved basketball players; and some have a 400-pound Jayhawk in their foyer. Here are eight ways to take your dedication to the Kansas basketball team from Allen Fieldhouse and extend it to the home with a DIY shrine. By Nadia Imafidon
Nothing proves your commitment to all things KU basketball like searing steaks with your favorite mascot.
Sunday, February 23
A friend asked me the other day what the best Chinese restaurant is in Kansas City. That’s easy, I thought. Bo Lings. “Besides Bo Lings,” he said before I could answer out loud. That’s a little trickier
Violet Russell holds a 'snowflake' as she dances around a class taught by Sarah Niileksela, a practicing music therapist. Ten years ago, maybe 25 percent of an introductory music therapy class at Kansas University had seen a news story about the field, says KU associate professor of music therapy Dena Register. Now they say they’ve known about the career since eighth grade, she says, a quick change she credits to fairly recent publicity. By Nadia Imafidon
Richard Andrews, Lawrence Weschler and Suzanne Deal Booth will be speaking this spring on behalf of the Spencer Museum of Art exhibit, “James Turrell: Gard Blue.”
Friday, February 21
The Ethel and Raymond F. Rice Foundation has donated a substantial gift to support children's programming at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Thursday, February 20
Wearing stripes is so classic that you don’t have to ever worry about it going out of style. By Emily and Elizabeth Kennedy
Describe your style: It’s casual and comfortable with a little zip and bright colors to jazz it up.
Describe your style: It’s based on whatever I’m feeling that day: preppy, urban, casual. I like color.
Yoga is the practice of connecting the mind and the body to achieve a state of spiritual tranquility. In fact, as I’ve learned from my yoga instructor, the term yoga is Sanskrit, and it means “to yoke.”
Festivities include 25 brews free cake, and a Chuck Mead concert at The Bottleneck.
“Personal Geometry: Quilts by Yoshiko Jinzenji & Virginia Jean Cox Mitchell” will be on view through May 18.
Kansas still has a bit of winter left up its sleeves. For when temperatures inevitably dip back below freezing and you're looking for ways to warm up, make the rounds in town for a hot glass (or five) of these concoctions.
In the Himalayan mountains, where most homes don’t have central heat, residents eat a lot of this spicy, satisfying soup to take off winter’s chill.
If you are frequenting fast food joints because that’s all you have time for, it’s time to be introduced to a chef’s secret weapon and your new cooking mantra. By Nadia Imafidon
Wednesday, February 19
While it certainly isn’t health food, this chocolate-hazelnut spread is an easy-to-make treat that’s every bit as smooth and addictive as Nutella, but with less oil, sugar and calories.
Monday, February 17
The 86th Academy Awards are coming up quickly, and this year Lawrence.com and Liberty Hall have teamed up to bring you an Oscar contest that could win you free passes to movies, concessions and free movie rentals.
Sunday, February 16
After a long and happy relationship, I recently had to give up my 1996 Toyota RAV. It was a super vehicle and a surprisingly great creative device for my photography.
Though you might not have realized it, Kansas City is now widely regarded as the folk music capital of America.
Filmmaker John Waters is bringing his “The Filthy Life” monologue to the Lawrence Arts Center on Feb. 20. Waters was famously called “Pope of Trash” by Burroughs, a name earned because of his trashy, absurd cult films in the 1970s and 1980s. By Nadia Imafidon
Judy Carman, author of "Peace to All Beings: Veggie Soup for the Chicken’s Soul," answers.
Friday, February 14
He’s changed the game up on this last album.
Thursday, February 13
Fashion always moves faster than Mother Nature. So as the stores roll out their spring styles, we are hesitant to shop for warm-weather pieces thanks to the inevitable 20-degree highs this time of year.
One of the hardest things to do in art is to make something old and familiar fresh. Danny Devlin has some ideas about that. "‘Hamlet’ is the most well-known, well-researched play ever,” he says. “We’re taking three very different approaches to it.”
A special screening of Sundance award-winning documentary “After Tiller” will take place on Feb. 16.
What would you like to see more or less of in Lawrence? There’s too much cookie-cutter (fashion styles). Everybody almost dresses the same so it would be good to see more people dressing broadly.
Tell us a secret: One of my biggest secrets is that I am always trying to get other people’s secrets!
As easy as it is to find a great pair of shoes, it can be a pain in the butt (or should I say sole?) to repair them. Fear not! Bruce Barlow’s BKB Leather business in North Lawrence is prepared to repair and renew.
Master Gardeners are not just in Douglas County — they are everywhere.
What you’re really looking at is a layer of deep fried mac and cheese in a new creation on the menu at Bigg’s BBQ.
For Kansans younger than 18, the trip to the tanning bed to get that desired golden glow may become a thing of the past. State House members are set to vote, perhaps this week, on a bill that would ban minors from tanning beds and fine salons $250 for breaking the law. At issue is the risk of life-threatening melanoma, a dangerous form of skin cancer associated with exposure to sunshine or tanning beds. Evidence is mounting that those exposed to ultraviolet radiation from indoor tanning have a much higher risk of developing melanoma, said Lawrence dermatologist Lee Bittenbender.By Nadia Imafidon
"The government forecaster in Topeka said snowfall should prove of great benefit to wheat."
Let these vintage-savvy folks guide you.
Wednesday, February 12
Have you ever had one of those uncontrollable chocolate cravings? The kind of wild craving that sends you scrounging through the cabinets, looking for a can of frosting and a spoon? Me, too.
Two sweet treats featuring white chocolate for Valentine's Day.
Tuesday, February 11
Donations from community members enabled Iwig Family Dairy to purchase and install a used boiler, and milk is back on store shelves. By Sara Shepherd
Sunday, February 9
Whether you’re madly in love, happily single, or somewhere else on the spectrum entirely, a visit to Kansas City could be just what you need to snap out of the winter doldrums and avoid the Valentine’s Day blues.
Film tells story of how Wilt Chamberlain changed Lawrence on and off court
Broad, sweeping biographical films that try to sum up a person’s entire life in two hours rarely ever get it right. That’s why the best thing that happened to Kevin Willmott’s movie “Jayhawkers” was not being able to raise the $12 million dollars they needed.
Saturday, February 8
Faith Forum: Why do you think there is hostility between different religious groups in all regions of the world?
John McFarland, Christ Covenant Reformed Presbyterian Church, and Gary O’Flannagan, Cornerstone Southern Baptist Church, answer.
Friday, February 7
The Gaming Wildlife Foundation, made up of a handful of Kansas University film and media studies graduates, hopes to take its 15 minutes of fame to full-time work.
If anyone was solely on the campus of Kansas University to see prison hairstylist Sophia Burset from "Orange is the New Black," I’ve got to say I’m happy that got them in this auditorium.
Thursday, February 6
Lawrence Public Library is hosting a series of events during February on this year’s Read Across Lawrence selection, “Housekeeping” by Marilynne Robinson.
Fashion trends you love: Tyler likes bright colors and colorful things. I tend to like laid-back country or lacey, flowy stuff. Although I like the ’20s and ’50s era, I’m also a country girl: I like my boots, my overalls and stuff!
With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, it’s time to talk date night. Putting a little effort into your dress can mean a lot to your date, whether you’re on a first date or trying to kindle a bit of romance in a long-term relationship.
When the combination of polar vortex and toddler energy threaten to do me in, we can always release some of the pressure with a trip to Laugh Out Loud, 1000 Massachusetts St
Whether it’s due to the polar vortex or my sweet tooth working overtime, I’ve certainly had chocolate on my mind a lot lately.
Vicki Lawrence is traveling across the country for her co-written cabaret-style two-woman production; both parts played by herself, of course.
“Get your ‘Shine on” with Famous Dave’s new selection of Moonshine beverages as of last week.
Wednesday, February 5
Bad news for Iwig Family Dairy fans. The dairy has suspended bottled milk sales because of an equipment breakdown it can’t afford to fix right away. By Sara Shepherd
There are only two ways to get through January and February weather: cozy socks and warm drinks. While I can’t help you with the socks, for warm drinks there’s not much to beat a chai tea.
Sunday, February 2
Awarding the best, worst and weirdest achievements in film
In the spirit of awards season, and after some serious reflection on the past year in films, I’d like to present my own particularly dubious set of awards: the Alternative Oscars, if you will. And the winners are … (Warning: Some light spoilers ahead.) By Eric Melin
The New Jersey Press Association asked our photo staff to judge its state’s newspaper photography contest for 2013. Ten photo categories, including, sports and portraits, comprising about 1,000 photographs, were reviewed. While looking at the images, I couldn’t help but be reminded of Dorothy’s famous line, “Toto, I’ve a feeling we’re not in Kansas anymore.”
Anyone in doubt about whether Kansas City offers world-class arts, music and theater entertainment should take a look at this week’s cultural calendar, which features premier soloists, cutting-edge theater and unique art openings.
Lawrence Public Library is asking kids to participate in the Love Your Library Tile Project on Valentine's Day weekend to leave their mark on the new library building.