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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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‘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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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 ...

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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" ...

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