Lunchbox ideas

School lunch is a go.

The kiddo has been talking about bringing his lunch to school for more than a year. In the days before he started preschool, he asked ...


Kawehi releases video for ‘Anthem,’ announces show at Bottleneck

Attention all Kawehi fans: I just got word that the one-woman band who stole our hearts and received national attention for her cover of Nirvana's ...


Boy to man: ‘Boyhood’ captures 12 years in 2 and a half hours

Now playing at Liberty Hall, “Boyhood” is the challenging new movie from writer/director Richard Linklater, and it follows 12 years of the life of a ...


Looking Forward: Get weird Friday, support a cause Saturday

Foxy Shazam is bringing the stripped down, yet eccentric sounds of fifth studio album "Gonzo" to the Granada this Friday night. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 day of show.

Foxy Shazam If you’re looking for a confusingly good time, this might just be your chance. Foxy Shazam is a genre-melding poppy, theatrical rock outfit ...


A predictable ‘I Origins,’ and a look back at the greatest movie of all time

Nothing kills a movie that’s coveted a slow, methodical buildup more than a heavy dose of convenient plotting and characters that over-explain the film’s central ...

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Looking Forward: Say hello again to a local favorite, and goodbye to another

This will be the last show with the original members of Alien Jones for seven months so take advantage and head down to Jazzhaus at 10 p.m. on Friday night.

Your Friend You’re not going to want to miss Your Friend’s first show in Lawrence since the summer tour. With the entire community behind Taryn ...


Lawrence musicians hold it down at Pitch Awards this year

Your Friend's Taryn Miller won the Pitch Award for the Best Singer/Songwriter this year.

At Uptown Theatre last Sunday, a few Lawrence musicians were crowned victorious at the The Pitch Music Awards. Your Friend was the only Lawrence act ...


Chili gravy: a love letter

Dear Chili Gravy, I love you. Love, Megan I have published a lot of enchilada recipes over the years, and I'm not ashamed of it. ...


Turning tomatillos into salsa verde

Salsa verde, in process.

Recently at the Lawrence Farmers' Market, my husband spotted some great-looking tomatillos — those little green husk tomatoes that add tart and tang wherever they ...


What are the best dishes from new Lawrence restaurants? Give us your picks for future food icons

715, at 715 Massachusetts St.

Last week, with your help, we compiled a list of the top 10 Lawrence food icons. New restaurants — no matter how awesome — didn’t ...


A ‘Galaxy’ worth exploring, and airing it out in K.C.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” may have its connections — however slight — to the Marvel cinematic superhero universe that has been building for years, but ...


Looking Forward: Local bluegrass band returns and touring sisters bring summer sounds

Cowgirl's Train Set recently returned from their Colorado tour, and will perform at The Bottleneck this Friday night with Dr. Cotton and Deep Fried Squirrel.

Cowgirl’s Train Set Fresh off their first Colorado tour, Cowgirl’s Train Set will make their way to The Bottleneck on Friday night with Dr. Cotton ...


Kebabs perfect for dinner parties

When we moved into our neighborhood, we were so lucky to have a nest of people around us who were already friends or who easily ...


When life gives you bananas, you make muffins

Not like your mom used to make, but that's OK.

We buy a LOT of bananas. We use at least two a day in the morning smoothie that the kiddo and I share. Plus they're ...


First Lawrence Restaurant Week set for Sept. 14-20

Prepare yourselves, foodies: The first Lawrence Restaurant Week is set for Sept.14 through 20 in downtown Lawrence. Downtown Lawrence Inc. is organizing the new event ...


What are Lawrence’s most iconic menu items? Help us decide

The Wang Burger at The Wagon Wheel, 507 W. 14th St.

MONDAY MORNING UPDATE: Since posting this blog on Friday, I’ve gotten lots more suggestions via email, Twitter, Facebook and comments (below). Following are just a ...

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An interesting ‘Ida,’ and I loathe ‘Lucy’

There is a stigma associated with foreign films, especially ones that are shot in black and white and set in a historical period that most ...


Map of Venues for July 25th Final Friday

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Looking Forward: Two dual shows with talented locals this weekend

Check out newcomer folk singer Nicholas St. James this Saturday at the dual EP release party at The Replay. The Sluts will also release their latest.

Middle Twin/ Ebony Tusks Middle Twin is teaming up with Ebony Tusks for a special free Love Garden show this Final Friday at 7 p.m. ...


Eat Your Vegetables: The perfect blackberry pie

The best wedding present I ever gave.

When attending a wedding, it is normally customary to RSVP, choose an outfit, talk the hubby into a tie. But recently, my wedding prep became ...