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Jon Ronson: Twitter is 'just coughing and feeling like crap'

Journalist, author and documentarian Jon Ronson said Tuesday night there have been three moments in his life where something in his brain clicked: When he became a vegetarian, when he quit smoking and when he turned off social media.

Best Sandwich | Best of Lawrence 2015 | Food & Dining

Nick Beck says he will likely be the general manager of Yello Sub until he’s 70 years old.

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Best Bakery | Best of Lawrence 2015 | Food & Dining

When many in Lawrence are just bedding down for the night, WheatFields Bakery Café employees are just showing up to work.

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Best Dessert | Best of Lawrence 2015 | Food & Dining

On any given day, Sylas & Maddy’s Homemade Ice Cream can go through eight full buckets of handmade waffle cones and as many as 30 buckets of homemade ice cream.

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Best Mexican Restaurant | Best of Lawrence 2015 | Food & Dining

In a sea of dining options it can be difficult to stand out. But El Potro is setting itself apart from other Lawrence eateries by focusing on food and service.

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Best Barbecue | Best of Lawrence 2015 | Food & Dining

Since 2004, Bigg’s has strived to serve quality barbecue in a region of the country that takes ribs and pulled pork very seriously, says owner Doug Holliday.

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Best Fast Food | Best of Lawrence 2015 | Food & Dining

In a category flooded with quick and cheap value meals, Chipotle keeps its focus on fresh food, served promptly and with exceptional customer service, says Miranda Rice, assistant manager of the Massachusetts Street location.

Group asks what will make planned 9th Street Corridor project a success

A committee of neighborhood, city and business representatives gathered Monday night at the Lawrence Public Library to ask what will make the planned Ninth Street Corridor Project a success.

Local trivia whiz a champion on first 'Jeopardy!' appearance

Standing next to a smaller, televised picture of herself, Laura Lorson described her high-pressure experience on the television game show "Jeopardy!" "It's just like your life is ebbing away," she said about the show's theme song as it played during Final Jeopardy. "It's just trickling through your fingertips."

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Willow Domestic Violence Center wins $10,000 donation at Transformations Charity Gala

When Becca Burns, director of volunteer services at The Willow Domestic Violence Center, performed in Saturday's Transformations Charity Gala there wasn't a dry eye in the house, said Joan Schultz, The Willow's executive director.

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