El Gleno Grande, Bruiser the dog and Mentoc the Mind Fuggler reveal their twisted techniques.
Perhaps true art can be made from anything once it’s placed in a different perspective.
You never know what an illegally made video from Thailand might contain.
What one learns in film school isn’t necessarily the most vital info when attempting to break into the Hollywood scene.
Q: Why are balloons in the air like vagrants? A: Because they have no visible means of support.
Nearly 35 years since he last stepped foot in Lawrence as a junior high student attending music camp, Robert Walzel returns to run the college program.
I’ve had at least five people this week say, “You’ve got to write about that cat thing.”
It’s tempting when unleashing a critical opinion about those in the creative arts to immediately leap to comparisons.
Lilith's fare: Three Kansas City artists earn the opportunity to take the stage at female-powered festival
After an 11-year absence, the eclectic celebration of women and music has returned.
Think Lindsay Lohan’s release date is a dumb place to risk money? On YouWager, you can bet on ANYTHING.
Sweet Home Kansas: Lawrence native Ashley Ray embraces her rock roots to find success in the country music industry
While Ashely Ray is currently best known as a Nashville-based country artist, a childhood baptism in rock has served her well.
From posters to posting: Lawrence bands offer best ways of utilizing Internet to promote their music
Gone are the days when the only way a Lawrence band had to promote itself was by stapling fliers to telephone walls or taping album promos to store windows. Yes, the rise of the Internet has made an enormous difference for musicians trying to connect with their fanbase.
Like many Americans during the last few weeks, I’ve become mildly interested in the World Cup. The key word is “mildly.”
The yo-yo first achieved mass popularity in the 1920s. But the yo-yo prank has only recently begun to enter the public’s consciousness.
Already having played at more than 40 international film festivals and earned numerous awards, “And What Remains” makes Lawrence debut.
Carlin Francis can barely contain her enthusiasm.
I spent the entirety of my 20s earning a living as a full-time musician. No waiting tables. No selling retail.
Seemingly overnight, my young daughter went from preferring to watch cartoons such as “Phineas and Ferb” and “Justice League Unlimited” to live-action fare found on Nickelodeon and the Disney Channel.
With the PGA tour in full swing, it’s time to address those supporters who believe golf should be considered a sport. Some not only argue it’s a sport, but they believe it’s the greatest sport. It's not — it's a game ...
Few things have burrowed under my skin lately like “The Human Centipede.” As with last year’s “Paranormal Activity,” it’s become the movie that everyone is talking about but few have actually seen.
Legendary musicians assemble for Lawrence illustrator’s cancer benefit
Greg Volpert’s favorite song by his favorite band is “Indifference,” a track from Moby Grape’s 1967 eponymous debut.
In this era of economic futility, corporations are often asked to resort to cruel tactics with their employees.
Jay Leno is the black hole of comedy.
In country music, you couldn't be gay. Not in Nashville. Not around mainstream country audiences. Chely Wright challenged that last week. The Wellsville native came out to the world, and braced for the response...
Everything is so easy these days. With the click of a button, you can become a “musician” or an “artist” or an “experimental filmmaker.”
Former KU student creates signature documentary about William S. Burroughs
"I knew I wanted to make a documentary about Burroughs, but I didn't know I'd be making THE documentary about Burroughs," Yony Leyser says. After four years of work, he's done just that...
Facebook is no stranger to goofball causes. Things like “Can this moist lump of coal get more fans than Toby Keith?” routinely muster thousands of supporters on the social networking site.
Back during my dozen-year stint as a film critic, what infuriated me more than anything was sitting through a good movie that was thwarted by a terrible ending.
'Celebrity Art Party': Embarrassment founder Goffrier returns to Lawrence for gallery and guitar showcase
It's been three decades since Bill Goffrier staged an art show in Kansas. Of course, that depends on your concept of "art" and "show."
In the entertainment industry, there are awards for everything.
David Harrington enjoys a love/hate relationship with his main musical compatriot. "In a certain way, you have to be crazy to be a violinist," says Harrington, founder of Kronos Quartet...
What’s the hardest part about being in a musical group? Frequently, it’s trying to get everybody at the same place at the same time.
Back during my tenure at a regional alternative newspaper in the 1990s, the whole Internet bubble suddenly inflated. Thus, we went from not needing a Web site to needing one immediately.
Dan Glickman spent much of the last decade fighting pirates in Hollywood. But he did it from an office in Washington, D.C.
Memes: viral videos, image macros, catchphrases, Web celebs and more.
Russell Means' Lakota Sioux name (Oyate Wacinyapin) translates to "Works for the People." It's fair to say the American Indian activist and actor has earned that designation...
Everybody’s an armchair psychic this week. Something about the NCAA tournament makes even the most tight-lipped of personalities blather on about their clairvoyant capacities...
“Where are you from?”The question became so pervasive that when Ashley Davis was earning her master’s in traditional Irish music at the University of Limerick, she learned how to respond in Gaelic.
If something interesting was happening in London during the 1960s, chances are Barry Miles was part of it....
Although spring doesn’t officially start for a few more weeks, I’ve decided to utilize this week’s Net Worth to take care of some spring cleaning.
Oscar night: Academy Awards offer Lawrence movie fans an excuse to stage year's most anticipated party
For some, watching the Super Bowl or the Olympics or even the presidential election pales in comparison. That's because the Academy Awards are still the ultimate touchstone for drama and glamour, sentiment and lunacy...
Whether you plan to recreate storied Oscar fashion (Hello, Cher!), cook up an all-blue "Avatar"-themed buffet or cram all 10 best picture nominees into your pre-show entertainment, if you're hosting an Oscar party in Lawrence, we want to hear about it...
City’s high school rivalry finds a creative outlet via lip dubs.
Record a song. Edit a movie. Paint a picture. Take a guitar lesson. Get a haircut. All these options are readily accessible in a town like Lawrence. Now, all can be found in one house...
BBC video skewers the "stand-up reporter package."
As host and producer of NPR's "This American Life" - and its television companion on Showtime - Glass is responsible for a weekly foray into "mostly true stories of everyday people" ...
It’s never easy to get a diverse crowd of teens to do anything.
I have recurring nightmares about a dystopian future. It’s run by a Big Brother-like government (as in the novel, not the TV show). Every move you make is tracked. Each conversation you engage in is recorded. You live in constant fear of doing or saying the wrong thing.
The irony of his situation is not lost on Jun Kuribayashi. As a dancer who makes his living executing gravity-defying leaps into the air, he spent the entire day recovering from altitude sickness...
Amy Stuber is amply familiar with legendary Lawrence writer Langston Hughes. "I taught college writing for about 10 years, and his work was one of my favorite things to teach," she says...