Mourning the loss of NBC’s ‘Hannibal’

Let’s get real: “Hannibal" is one of the most compelling, evocative and artistic series on network television. Bryan Fuller continues to dazzle and amaze audiences ...


Weekend Picks: Final Friday art; “Come Back to the Five and Dime, Jimmy Dean, Jimmy Dean”; Comedy Freakout; “They Live” at Liberty Hall; GWAR

Recent columns have focused on family-friendly summer fare, but send the kids to bed for (most of) this column. We're here to talk about indie ...


Sludgy and severe: an introduction to Amenaza

There was a lot of serious metal at the Jackpot over the weekend, but you’ll want to take note of Amenaza. The Lawrence band is ...


Five questions with Eric McHenry, Kansas Poet Laureate

Eric McHenry, a creative-writing professor at Washburn University, is Kansas Poet Laureate. He'll appear at the Lawrence Public Library on Thursday evening.

Language lovers of all ages are in for a treat this Thursday night: Eric McHenry, the current Kansas Poet Laureate, will be speaking at a ...


Life’s a peach, so make some shortcakes

Peach Shortcake

Who said all shortcake had to be topped with strawberries? It turns out, my kids aren't huge fans of strawberries — something to do with ...


Tyler Gregory to reunite old band for weekend hootenanny

Get ready for a hootenanny this weekend. For the first time in two years, Tyler Gregory will be joined by The Bootleg Band (formerly the ...


‘The Look of Silence’ a fascinating, must-see documentary

"The Look of Silence"

A companion piece to the best documentary of the last 10 years is playing at the Alamo Drafthouse in Kansas City, and it sheds more ...


Required Reading: ‘Between the World and Me’

"Between the World and Me" by Ta-Nehisi Coates

I just finished Ta-Nehisi Coates’ “Between the World And Me,” or should I say, it just finished me. One of those books, you see. Written ...

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Weekend Picks: Fiddling and Picking Championships; ‘Obamaville’-themed fundraiser; Cowboy Cabaret; Taproom Poetry Series; Dewayn Brothers at Replay

The students are back in town and hopefully they won't run over you as you make your way to this weekend's cavalcade of cowboy cabarets, ...


Folk music to take over downtown Lawrence this weekend

Lawrence is in store for a weekend full of ballads, harmonies and get-downs thanks to the Annual Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships. This is ...


Just Food moving forward with Chef’s Table fundraiser

Davis Loupe, a volunteer at Just Food at 1000 E. 11th St., stocks shelves at the food bank on Nov. 6, 2014.

Despite the recent controversy surrounding former executive director (and now-resigned Lawrence mayor) Jeremy Farmer, a spokesperson for Just Food says the food bank is still ...


Local salsa and a simple margarita add up to a quick patio party

Restaurant-Style Salsa and a Three-Ingredient Margarita

So, I'm taking the Farm Fresh Challenge. Are you? This nifty program is designed to encourage us all to shop for local foods and eat ...


Listen to Dean Monkey and the Dropouts’ new song ‘My Little Bum’

At long last, Dean Monkey and the Dropouts have released a new song. "My Little Bum," a cheeky yet heartbreaking number from everybody's favorite dirty ...


Pushing the pause button: Mindfulness with kids

"Sitting Still Like a Frog"

This summer I made a bet with myself — and won. Sometime around the last school year’s end, when my kids were burned out from ...


Library’s Genre Book Club: All gushing, no shushing!

Lawrence Public Library's Book Squad

I’m going to let you in on a little secret: we library folk want to talk about books with you. We absolutely do. But research ...


Retro spy thriller falls flat; Sundance sensation at Liberty Hall

From left, Alicia Vikander, Armie Hammer and Henry Cavill in “The Man from U.N.C.L.E.”

The spy thriller “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” has a couple of underdog qualities that had me rooting for it from the get-go. First, I love ...


Waffle Iron returns with popup this weekend; Basil Leaf Cafe to start serving breakfast

My favorite restaurant in town offered me a ...

If the Waffle Iron’s recent hiatus has left you in a waffle withdrawal, you’re in luck. Sam Donnell, owner and waffle wizard, has announced plans ...


Weekend Picks: Me Like Bees; Joke Fighter; ConfabuLarryum; music documentaries; KMFDM

This is the last summer weekend before the students move back into the dorms and LFK kicks into full college-town mode once again. Savor it ...


Radkey releases new music video, announces Lawrence show

Not a lot of people will remember this, but an important part of Radkey's beginning was right here in Lawrence. The punk-rock thrashing, anime-loving, and ...


Here’s what fans of ‘True Detective’ should watch next

For those of you who have yet to jump on the "True Detective" hype train, here is a quick rundown of the show. "True Detective" ...