The alt-country maven didn't let illness slow her down.
Lucinda Williams the songwriter is not overtly political. But, on a tour bus parked in Allentown, Pa., a couple weeks before she will make a stop at Liberty Hall, 644 Mass., Lucinda Williams the woman talks politics.
Something about jazz-it never feels quite at home in the wrong environment. Like a hearing some Coleman Hawkins performed in his hometown performing arts center-posh-with a bunch of wannabe rich, white-haired white people filling out the seats (all reclining, all with armrests). So what?
Has been in Chicago the past eight months but is visiting Lawrence, where she lived from fourth grade onward.
Kendra Oberzan and Chris Millspaugh
Ken Baker and Leilei Woolfolk
Kevin Saunders and Liz Wilson
Audri Brantley and Cameron Case
Lawrence hobbyist returns to pioneer aesthetic with natural building materials
Michael Crouch's home in North Lawrence reveals a man who loves to play in the mud.
Alex Ashmore and Bridget Franklin
Rob Pope and Jennifer Lea
Rachel Zavarse and James Colbert
Grant Noble and Dana Parsons
Jill Cavender and Justin Mosel
Emily Elmore and Brent Carter
Lawrence artist Paul Flinders opens anticipated second show
Only a kid from Utah could describe northeast Kansas as noisy and crowded. Lawrence artist Paul Flinders grew up on an orchard at the base of Utah's Manti Mountain and moved to small-town Kansas as a kid. He regretfully compares the landscapes.
Zack Love and Courtney Crouch
James Holt and Thao Nguyen
Michaela Ayers and Sam Doores
Sarah Schirmer and Rod Smith
Ian Huebert and Emily Kurtz
FBI documents shed light on domestic surveillance in Lawrence
Mysterious men watching houses from parked cars. Secret government infiltration of activist groups. Classified FBI files on seemingly innocuous citizens. It's the stuff that conspiracy theories are made of. And it all happened in Lawrence during the political upheaval of the late '60s and early '70s.
Harold FÃ¤tzer and Tiffanie Chambers
It's the thought that counts
The homemade gift is personal, from the heart, fun to make and to give. We've heard all that. But there are plenty of other reasons to buy a glue gun this holiday season. Among them: cluttered junk drawers, mass consumerism and the cost of natural gas.
Our findings will shock, outrage, titillate!
Turns out, Paul Mirecki might be a prophet. Or, Mirecki - the Kansas University professor who caught considerable hell for smack-talking religious fundamentalists - might at least be a spot-on social analyst.
Our weekly reminder that people aren't all bastards
Becoming a parent does not necessitate becoming lame, as well. People with kids still like to, you know, do stuff. But it's not always easy to find children-friendly activities amid a social scene geared toward young, single boozehounds.
A local art group is heavy on D.I.Y. but happens to lack the Y chromosome
There's no feminist motivation behind Ladies of Lawrence Artwork, says co-founder Kylie Grater.
Not scoring with your athletic love? Check the team schedule.
The pre-game ritual: Hydration. Lots of carbs. Plenty of rest. No sex.
For Andiy Sullivan, all's fair in multi-media art and coffee-house bathrooms
The dreadlocked girl behind the counter at Henry's coffee shop is sweet as a double-shot vanilla latte with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of chocolate powder. Andiy Sullivan also happens to be an artist.
In a world where high-end jeans come pre-ripped and frayed, Lawrence's evolving second-hand scene blurs socioeconomic lines
Children of the '80s may be the last to remember a time when second-hand clothing was less than rad.
On eve of new law against racial profiling, Lawrencians share their stories
Sweet, blessed Massachusetts Street. Bastion of local business, historic buildings, buzzing nightlife and ... racial profiling?