Harvesting Lawrence one pizza slice at a time

The recently-published memoir “Slice Harvester” embraids two stories: that of the author’s battle with alcoholism and, concurrently, his quest to eat a plain cheese slice ...

Jewel's picking up the pieces and never broken

When I was 13, I bought my first cassette tape (yes, this millennial is old enough to remember what a cassette tape is!). It was ...

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Lawrence Arts Center exhibition provides insight into career of KU professor, modernist painter Albert Bloch

The majority of the pieces in “Albert Bloch: Themes and Variations. Paintings and Watercolors from the Albert Bloch Foundation,” which opened late last month and will remain at the Arts Center until early January, had never been displayed publicly before. Most of the watercolors, Ben Ahlvers notes, had never left Bloch’s studio. Not even in the 50 years following his death. By Joanna Hlavacek

Behind the Lens: Over the moon

My wife doesn’t accompany me on many Journal-World photo assignments. But the moon has been a close friend of hers since she was young, so she joined me to chase the harvest moon and eclipse Sept. 27.

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KU Theatre's 'Detroit '67' explores race issues still relevant today

“Detroit ‘67” is, without a doubt, a period piece. The stage of Kansas University’s William Inge Theatre has been transformed into a Vietnam-era basement in preparation for KU Theatre’s newest production, opening Friday at Murphy Hall.

Alligators, vampires (and bibliozombies?): Looking ahead to Karen Russell's visit to Lawrence

Thursday, Oct. 15, will be a busy evening in Lawrence. At 6 p.m., zombies will take to Massachusetts Street for their annual walk from South ...

Going gonzo: Looking back at the legacy of Hunter S. Thompson

This weekend I had the chance to visit the Lawrence Arts Center’s exhibit "Freak Power" curated by Daniel Joseph Watkins that explores Hunter S. Thompson's ...

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'Freak Power' exhibit details Hunter S. Thompson's 1970 run for sheriff

Lawrence native and Aspen art collector Daniel Joseph Watkins' “Freak Power” exhibit, featuring political art and writing from Hunter S. Thompson’s 1970 campaign for sheriff of Pitkin County, Colo., opened Friday at the Lawrence Arts Center. By Joanna Hlavacek

Trading cards celebrate 'controversial' books

Books have the power to change lives on the individual and societal level. They’re portals to magical lands and guides for navigating life’s most gruesome ...

Lawrence musician brings film noir festival back to KC

When The Latenight Callers were formed in 2008, Lawrence drummer/keyboardist Nick Combs didn’t know that much about film noir. The band calls its style “noir-a-go-go,” ...

Simons fellow Angela Elam discusses 'Power of Narrative' in Hall Center presentation

Around 30 people gathered in the small, sun-lit conference hall of the Hall Center for the Humanities on Tuesday afternoon to hear 2014-2015 Simons Public Humanities Fellow Angela Elam discuss the impact of narrative in storytelling, particularly in public media. It was a fittingly intimate crowd for Elam’s presentation, “The Power of Narrative: From Poetry to Podcasts,” which included excerpts from her interviews with writers David Sedaris, Natasha Trethewey and Luis Alberto Urrea.

5 books for growing healthy teens

“It’s time we had the talk.” No six words strike more terror into the heart of a teen, not to mention the parent who has ...

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'Mass' effect: How a KU graduate wrote a gangster film starring Johnny Depp

Kansas University graduate Mark Mallouk is having quite a week. On Friday, “Black Mass,” starring Johnny Depp as notorious Boston gangster James “Whitey” Bulger — the movie he wrote — opened in over 3,500 theaters nationwide.

Simons Public Humanities Fellow, radio producer Angela Elam to speak at KU

Simons Public Humanities Fellow Angela Elam will share her presentation "The Power of Narrative: From Poetry to Podcasts" at Kansas University's Hall Center for the Humanities on Tuesday.

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Theatre Lawrence explores hope, faith, American Dream in 'Hands on a Hardbody'

The title of Theatre Lawrence’s newest production might sound a tad risqué, James Diemer admits, though “Hands On a Hardbody,” which opens its two-week run Friday, is anything but.

Read them all, you must

Inevitably, I hear the same four words when I talk to parents of grown children: “It goes so fast.” Parents with kids just a few ...

KU Visiting artists to showcase indigenous arts in public talk, performance

A trio of renowned indigenous artists will visit Kansas University this month to share the visual arts and performing arts of the Haida, an indigenous people of North America’s Pacific Northwest Coast.

Print Week returns with print fair, exhibits and more

Lawrence's second biennial Print Week returns this week, bringing with it a stacked schedule of exhibitions, workshops, presentations, studio tours and a highly anticipated print fair that’s expected to draw 20 vendors from around the region and nation.

Lawrence native's 'I Was a Revolutionary' a kaleidoscope of Kansas history

Lawrence native Andrew Malan Milward has combed through Kansas history for all the secrets, idiosyncrasies and forgotten moments of our state. With this trove of ...

Otto Dix painting chosen as 2015-2016 KU Common Work of Art

Otto Dix's experience as a soldier — which he chronicled throughout World War I in his diary and sketchbook — became the basis for much of his artwork, including a 1914 self-portrait chosen as the 2015-2016 Common Work of Art at Kansas University. By Joanna Hlavacek