Tuesday, September 30
For Kansas University alumna Corine Wegener, saving the arts has a literal application in her profession as a cultural heritage preservation officer. A modern-day “monuments woman,” Wegener travels into war-torn countries, and much like the Monuments Men who traveled to Europe to recover Nazi stolen art, she helps museum staff reclaim and protect cultural treasures.
Today in Lawrence: It's a night of beautiful music with the KU Symphony Orchestra and the Tuesday Concert Series at the Lawrence Arts Center.
Sunday, September 28
Today in Lawrence: Great weather, author reading, Interpol plays at Granada
Firefighters are investigating a suspicious fire in southeast Lawrence on Sunday morning.
Saturday, September 27
In the 35-year span of his work on display at the Lawrence Arts Center, David Vertačnik’s inspiration hasn’t always been local to Lawrence, but it’s always been local to him. By Sara Shepherd
In case you haven’t heard, the World Series is coming to Kansas City next weekend. No, I’m not talking about Royals baseball. I’m talking about the World Series of Barbecue, the American Royal-hosted event that features a whopping 550 teams and a $50,000 prize.
This year’s National Collegiate Book Collecting Contest first-place winner is a Kansas University student.
A reading this week at Kansas University will feature a poet whose work tells stories of alien abductions, vampiric soap operas and Kennedy-assassination conspiracy theories.
In September, Tegan and Sara celebrated the 10-year anniversary of their fourth album and commercial breakthrough, “So Jealous.” Before Tegan and Sara share the Liberty Hall stage on Wednesday, Tegan shares her thoughts on the major changes they've witnessed in the past decade,
Friday, September 26
Today in Lawrence: Celebrate Final Friday; rally for KU's Homecoming; take in a '50s cult classic at Cinema A Go-Go; wrap up the book sale
Thursday, September 25
Today in Lawrence: Brown bag seminar on fracking; catfish fry; library book sale starts
Wednesday, September 24
Opening your home to visiting family and friends is a hospitable gesture that saves your guests the expense of staying at a hotel. But ensuring the space you provide guests is welcoming, comfortable and convenient takes forethought and little bit of effort.
An omelet in name and shape only — there's no eggs, only hash browns.
Skip the morning orange juice for a specialty creation of your own using fruits, vegetables and herbs. Tweak some classic cocktails with seasonal fare straight from the garden. Make your own juices, mocktails and cocktails with some help from a local juicer and local bartenders who serve garden drinks at their own businesses.
Fashion trends you hate: I don’t always like the super-slim-fit cut suits. Sometimes you have grown men looking like little kids in them.
Tattoos or piercings: I have a tattoo of a woman’s head who I have named Lady Jane.
Risotto is my therapy, the ultimate antidote to a bad day at the office.
Fall is the perfect time to check off several items on your home maintenance list.
Even the most dedicated gardeners need a break from the garden once in awhile, and the upcoming Kaw Valley Farm Tour offers the perfect opportunity to see what else is growing in the area.
I have a tendency to say “yes” to projects, parties, events, endeavors, jobs and crackpot ideas.
As the weather gets cooler outside, that means one thing: time to layer up and accessorize with pieces such as hats, jackets and socks. That’s right — socks.
Part one of a two-part show featuring work by Kansas University visual art graduate students is now open at KU.
Lawrence's Free State Brass Band will play a free concert of old and new brass band literature this weekend, featuring Nathan Gay on solo euphonium.
Handmade pies, soda-fountain drinks and hot sandwiches among restaurant's specialties
It’s mid-afternoon on a Tuesday, and Meg Heriford is dealing with a “pie emergency.” She’s in the center of the prep kitchen at her fledgling restaurant — surrounded by pies in various stages of progress, cocktail apron caked in flour — rolling out discs of dough, hand-crimping crusts and popping one tin after another into the oven. Ladybird Diner nearly sold out of pie over breakfast and lunch, and if she doesn’t come up with more pronto she’s going to have an upset dinner crowd on her hands.
Today in Lawrence: Mild temps, a few showers; ECM community forum; jazz at Lied Center
Tuesday, September 23
Whether your day was stellar or in the cellar, there’s nothing like a treat after a hard day at school or work. Now that September is upon us, a lot of those treats might be apple-based. Throw in a little cream cheese and a lot of butter, and your apples will put a whole new spin on “wow.”
Today in Lawrence: Clouds and mild temperatures; guitar and mandolin music at LAC; Science on Tap brings galaxies closer.
Monday, September 22
The first Lawrence Restaurant Week went well enough that organizers say they “definitely” want to repeat it next year. By Sara Shepherd
Today in Lawrence: Sunny skies, KU clothing drive, panel discussion on state's water plan
Sunday, September 21
If you’re driving around the Plaza or the Volker neighborhoods of Kansas City and see several giant teepees, don’t worry — you’re not hallucinating. The temporary teepees are in place to promote Nelson-Atkins Museum’s newly opened exhibit, “Plains Indians: Artists of Earth and Sky,” which runs through Jan. 11, 2015.
Stand-up comedy is on the rise in Lawrence as local collective Harpoon Presents creates opportunities for comics to develop their shtick in hopes of pursuing this unconventional career avenue. Local stand-up comedian Shadoe Barton shares what it's like to try to be funny.
Saturday, September 20
The Jazz at Lincoln Center Orchestra led by trumpet player Wynton Marsalis already had planned its fall touring route when it tacked on a Lawrence performance at the beginning. That was thanks to the Lied Center’s new executive director’s connections. By Sara Shepherd
Priscilla McKinney, Oread Friends Meeting, and Dennis Karpowitz, Church of Jesus Christ or Latter-day Saints, answer.
Friday, September 19
Today in Lawrence: Poetry reading, Band Day parade, antique show, 'Horrors' on stage and more
Thursday, September 18
Today in Lawrence: Research lecture at Watson; banned book trading cards at library; war aviation at Watkins Museum
Wednesday, September 17
When an entire production is centered around a flesh-eating plant, it’s going to take a talented group of creative minds to bring “Little Shop of Horrors” to life on the Theatre Lawrence stage.
It’s important to have a personal space to unwind that's away from the rest of the world. That place should be your bedroom, said Dana Niemack, a feng shui interior designer.
Lawrencians have loved the Woo Burger since West Coast started serving it in the late 1980s.
The Lied Center will serve as a one-stop shop of musical talent on Friday night as the Kansas University School of Music presents its 15th annual Collage Concert.
Removing textured “popcorn” ceilings is a time-consuming and messy task, but with a lot of elbow grease, smooth ceilings are within reach.
Gardeners, wannabe gardeners and anyone else interested in the relationship among plants, humans and the environment should consider attending one of three upcoming seminars sponsored by the local nonprofit Sustainability Action Network.
Despite the fact that Sweet Husband and I are two make-it-with-your-hands kind of people, we rarely have “art time” with the Kid. It’s not for lack of desire. (I happen to think that coloring with crayons is one of the most relaxing activities on the planet.) It’s just one of those things we forget to think of in the mish-mush of two jobs and a pre-schooler.
Since pets eat pre-prepared kibble, it would seem that making a decision about what food to feed your pet would be easy, right? Actually with all of the foods out there to choose from and the fact that even pet foods are subject to nutrition fads, choosing a food for your pet can still be a confusing.
The black midi skirt is one of our favorite styles because it’s versatile enough to pair it with many different pieces in your wardrobe.
Tell us a secret: My favorite thing to do is lying in bed watching Netflix and eating tacos.
Describe your style: I try to do timeless pieces that I can wear over and over again like lots of vintage Polos and stuff like that.
Today in Lawrence: Rain, close look at politics and journalism, kids rock out at the library
Tuesday, September 16
Today in Lawrence: Perfect weather for outdoor Restaurant Week dining; Humanities Lecture brings New Yorker writer
Monday, September 15
Today in Lawrence: Rain, clouds on a day with no school might mean you bring your young ones to Art Space day camp at Lawrence Arts Center. Round out the evening with a public lecture from a business leader at the Lied Center.
Sunday, September 14
A look at some of the notable upcoming concerts in Lawrence.
If you ask me, fall is the best time of year to explore Kansas City. In addition to the bright colors and pleasantly cool temperatures, an abundance of festivals, concerts and activities make an autumn visit to KC a must. Here are a few seasonal highlights and ideas for what to check out.
The Lied Center has a reputation for bringing world-class performers to the community, and this fall is no different. From critically acclaimed musicians to Broadway stars to comedians, here is a preview of this fall's Lied Series events:
As the cool weather makes its way into Lawrence, make your way inside to the nearest exhibits, readings, performances, music and lectures by artists coming though town and those who live here. Mark your calendar for some of these notable events.
Friday, September 12
Today in Lawrence: CASA fundraiser features playhouse; Monarch butterfly watch begins; Haskell brings out the art; music at KU on Sunday
Thursday, September 11
Today in Lawrence: Taste of Lawrence fall mixer; art talk on tea cups and Guantanamo Bay; poetry reading
Wednesday, September 10
An omelet stuffed with macaroni and cheese — hey, why the heck not?
I realized yesterday that all of my shoes are falling apart. At once. No great surprise, as I am not famous for buying expensive clothes, nor am I famous for buying them often. You can take away my woman card now: I hate shopping.
Taps and dies are great for cutting new threads or repairing old threads on metals, plastics and other hard materials. Taps cut threads on the inside of holes and dies cut threads on the outside of rods.
Fashion trends you hate: Micro shorts. Girls aren’t wearing them for fashion.
Describe your style: [My wife says I’m] a very stylish hipster, metrosexual and just always very nice.
Pavlova — a marshmallowy cousin to merengue, reportedly named after a Russian ballerina’s tutu — is often thought of as a summer dessert. Instead, I urge you to consider making pavlova in the fall.
We love summer, but we are more than ready to stock up on our fall favorites! We especially love fall style because of the stylish shoe options.
Remember the pretty poinsettia you picked up last winter to make your home or office a little more festive for the holidays? Poinsettias can be kept year-round, but they need a little special treatment in the fall to bloom again.
Die-hard tailgaters don’t miss an opportunity to get riled up for a game for any reason. Not even having children.
Does a sit-down dinner complete with aperitif, appetizer, salad and dessert, all in addition to your entree — seem decadent for an average night out? During the first Lawrence Restaurant Week, that kind of dining experience will suddenly become more accessible.
Ke-Sook Lee, an artist who works primarily with thread, recycled fabric and fiber material to make mixed-media installations, will create an installation at the Spencer Museum of Art Thursday through Sunday.
Today in Lawrence: Storms, WorkWell Symposium, history by the letter
Tuesday, September 9
Zucchini: Ubiquitous in the hotter months, this dark-green vegetable is the very definition of summer squash. Its neutral flavor allows it to be either the star or sidekick in almost any meal, and its moisture content can allow it to show up in the most unexpected of places.
Today in Lawrence: Rain coming; tuba concert; estate planning
Monday, September 8
Today in Lawrence: Lovely weather, free country music and an INSIGHT art talk with David Vertacnik. What a way to start off the week!
Sunday, September 7
School may be back in session, but those looking to treat their families to some fun performances and outdoor activities will have some good chances to do so this week in the Kansas City area.
Lawrence-based artist and Kansas University alumnus Eli Gold has been selected as artist-in-residence at the Salina Art Center where he plans to complete an installation from Kansans’ accumulated clutter.
For a musician described as a “bedroom folk” artist, it’s rather remarkable that Lawrence-based Nate Henricks gained attention outside the confines of his home and on an international radio station this past July with a BBC interview on Stuart Maconie’s “Freak Zone.”
The Kansas University’s project on the History of Black Writing will continue to study the influence of the Civil Rights era on African-American poetry with its recent $156,000 grant from the National Endowment of Humanities.
I get asked a lot of questions regarding cameras and photography. This week I’ll focus on one that may confuse some people: What’s the difference between optical zoom and digital zoom?
Friday, September 5
Today in Lawrence: Cooler temps, musical acts, history at the battlefield and education at the library
Thursday, September 4
Today in Lawrence: Hot sun; battle seminar; art fusion at LAC
Wednesday, September 3
It may not advertise its whereabouts with any kind of sign, but the folks at John Brown’s Underground will leave a light on for you. Open the nondescript door and the sound of a cocktail shaker, sophisticated jazz and pleasant conversation greets the guests. It’s now very clear you’ve stepped out of a college town and into a ‘20s speakeasy.
Without the right bag, it can feel like you have the weight of the world on your on your shoulders. I recently set out for a new bag to carry to work and discovered a few tricks to find a good deal on what I wanted.
It’s more work to cook with your young kids in the kitchen helping. Fortunately, there are ways to make cooking with kids go more smoothly.
Whether you want a perfectly sculpted lawn or just enough grass to prevent erosion and keep down the weeds, the next four to six weeks is the most important time of year for lawn care.
Installing a wooden screen door instead of a typical storm door is an affordable option to your ventilation needs.
Usually when we think of layering, a cardigan or jacket pops in our heads. But there’s a new trend in town and we’re loving it! Kimonos are making a huge statement this season, and the best part is they come in so many different styles: There’s fringe, printed, chiffon, silk and many more options.
Tell us a secret: I secretly don’t like baths.
Dream job: I probably wouldn’t be working!
It’s safe to say putting together the University Theatre production of Sophocles’ “Electra” was all Greek to the students. Not only did they speed-learn a play, but a new language, says director Dennis Christilles.
Today in Lawrence: Fish at the library; art INSIGHT talk; country concert at The Granada
Tuesday, September 2
Today in Lawrence: Gorgeous weather in store for Pooch Plunge and a visit to the LAC.
Monday, September 1
The Lawrence Public Library has announced the first writer who will visit the city as part of the library’s new Ross and Marianna Beach Author Series. And he’s not showing up with nothing but a book. By Sara Shepherd
Today in Lawrence: Rain in forecast; last day for pool; closings for holiday