Mourning the loss of NBC's 'Hannibal'

Let’s get real: “Hannibal" is one of the most compelling, evocative and artistic series on network television. Bryan Fuller continues to dazzle and amaze audiences ...

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Lawrence production of '70s 'Come Back to the Five and Dime' still feels fresh

Tucked away in the alley behind the Lawrence Arts Center and identified from the outside by its green awnings, the short, squat little building at 913 Rhode Island St. is, on most days, an art gallery. But in recent weeks, the Lawrence Percolator’s already-compact 600-square-foot interior has been transformed into a small-town, 1970s-era five-and-dime store complete with an antique cash register and diner-esque chrome tables and chairs.By Joanna Hlavacek

Five questions with Eric McHenry, Kansas Poet Laureate

Language lovers of all ages are in for a treat this Thursday night: Eric McHenry, the current Kansas Poet Laureate, will be speaking at a ...

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Artists-in-residence bring 'thoughtful, poetic' approach to work

The Lawrence Arts Center's 2015-2016 artists-in-residence moved into their studios earlier this month, and will soon begin teaching classes, taking part in community-outreach projects and creating new work in Lawrence.

'Cowboy Cabaret' a country music variety show with a Lawrence twist

If you don’t consider yourself a fan of country music, it may be time to take a fresh look at the genre at this weekend's “Cowboy Cabaret.”

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Film by KU graduate explores lasting effects of sexual assault

Benjamin Waller drew from personal experiences to write, direct, produce and edit “The Hardest Thing to Earn,” which examines the very real consequences of sexual assault in a small-town, collegiate setting.

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Lawrence Opera Theatre to stage modern twist on 'Carmen'

For this year’s Summer Festival season, Lawrence Opera Theatre organizers chose the theme “LOTs of LOL (Love, Obsession, and Laughter).” The company’s production of “La Damnation de Carmen,” a modified version of the 1875 work, promises all three when it opens Friday evening at Theatre Lawrence.

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Lawrence community photo studio brings art form back to the masses

As a kid, Jay Keim would spend many an hour tinkering around his family’s at-home darkroom. It’s where his father, an avid hobby photographer, taught him the basics of developing images on film. It’s also where Keim, now 60 and operating his own photo studio, first fell in love with photography.

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Short documentary celebrates KU basketball history; official release date set for November

A four-minute video celebrating Lawrence as “the cradle of basketball” has racked up tens of thousands of views since its Monday debut on Facebook.

East Ninth Project announces commissioned artists

The City of Lawrence has announced the names of eight artists commissioned for work on the East Ninth Project.

Behind the Lens: Engagement helps animate photo subjects

From my years of experience as a photographer, I’ve learned that a person’s facial expression or body language can result in a photograph that either simply documents objective visual evidence of the person, or instead may capture a more expressive moment, transforming the scene into a memorable record of a life experience.

One tough cookie: Fran Ross’s 'Oreo' written decades before its time

There are a handful of books I have re-read several times because I found some deep, emotional connection with the characters, and each read is ...

Artistic takes on controversial books sought for library trading cards

The Lawrence Public Library is once again asking local artists to submit their takes on controversial literature for its annual Banned Book Trading Card series.

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Kevin Willmott talks Spike Lee, 'Chiraq,' teaching at KU

The KU professor and filmmaker dishes on his controversial new project with Spike Lee, his favorite movies and one thing every budding screenwriter should know. Principal photography recently wrapped on the new Spike Lee film “Chiraq,” which he co-wrote with the director and stars John Cusack, Samuel L. Jackson and Angela Bassett and will debut in December, in time for awards consideration. By Eric Melin

Taking a hard look at 'Watchman'

Harper Lee’s second novel, "Go Set a Watchman," hit the shelves last week, bringing with it a storm of controversy. The book follows a 26-year-old ...

Poetry showcase at Jackpot to feature homegrown, East Coast talent

Poet and Lawrence native Nick Givechi will return to his hometown Tuesday for an evening of spoken-word poetry at the Jackpot Music Hall, 943 Massachusetts St.

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Kansas Repertory Theatre returns to KU with 'Sherlock,' 'Mousetrap'

Nail-biting suspense, larger-than-life personalities and wry British humor are coming to the stage as the Kansas Repertory Theatre kicks off its second season with a production of “Sherlock’s Last Case” on Friday evening at Kansas University’s Murphy Hall.

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Painter, Lawrence artist-in-residence explores Darwinism, happiness in new exhibition

Sometimes all it takes is a little guidance from Charles Darwin — yes, that Charles Darwin — by way of an 11-year-old boy to change one’s outlook when things get rough.

Theater group seeks retro artwork for upcoming play, exhibition at Percolator

Orange Mouse Theatricals is seeking mid-century-inspired artwork and handmade merchandise to be incorporated into its upcoming production of "Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean" as well as an accompanying exhibition.

Behind the Lens: Avoiding the media fashion police in South Korea

My photography checklist for traveling to South Korea included two camera bodies, three lenses, a laptop, iPhone, a padded floor seat, a pocket point-and-shoot camera and memory cards, including an Eyefi Mobi Pro SD memory card. What I forgot to pack were pastel-colored clothes. What?