Quinoa newbie

I'm trying to eat clean(er). At first, I wasn't sure what this meant, entirely. And frankly, I still don't, so I'm making it up as ...


Healthy doughnuts, part 2

Delicious, healthy doughnuts.

When I last wrote about doughnuts, I told you I was really, really trying not to make doughnut making a “thing” for me. I’d had ...


April 25th Final Friday Map of Venues

April 25th Final Friday Map of Venues


Four left for the Farmers’ Ball finals

At the Bottleneck on Saturday night, eight local gems put on a battle of bands show of sorts for the Farmers' Ball semifinals, competing for ...


KU student’s ‘Watchmen: Midnight’ fanedit one-ups original

Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ groundbreaking 1987 book “Watchmen” was the only graphic novel to appear on Time’s 2005 “All-Time Greatest Novels” list. It pushed ...


Looking Forward: April 17-23

Contributed Photo: Schoolboy Q is performing at Liberty Hall on April 23 at 9 p.m. Tickets at $25-28.

JabberJosh A two-piece, Sam and Will Gunnerson make up the fuzz punk JabberJosh. They rocks a heavier sound than most two can produce alone, Sam ...


Music-lovers unite: It’s almost Record Store Day 2014

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If you’re all about the vinyl, baby, you better head to Love Garden on Record Store Day 2014 starting at 10 a.m. Saturday. Our local ...


Review: Strong performances, direction make ‘Gatsby’ a must-see

An American classic comes to life on the Theatre Lawrence stage in Simon Levy’s adaptation of “The Great Gatsby.” Strong performances, sure-handed direction, and clever ...


A ‘living room’ concert experience with Mates of State

Mates of State performed a stripped down set at Granada last night, dropped synth/electronic sounds for warm textures of piano, horns, cello and drums.

For those of you who bummed out on the couch last night because Miley Cyrus ended up hospitalized in Kansas City instead of onstage at ...


Healthy soft serve ice cream

Soft-serve without the crap.

Like many kids, my 5-year-old is very much into the PBS show “Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood,” which, for those of you who don’t have kids, is ...


Pizza Rustica

Megan's Pie

I love homemade pizza night. It's great for when I'm short on time and long on leftovers. Really, friends, you can put almost anything on ...


Review: Bold and experimental, ‘The Other Shore’ doesn’t satisfy

Sometimes, you can reach too far. Such is the case with Kansas University Theatre’s production of “The Other Shore” by Nobel Laureate Gao Xingjian. Surreal, ...


Filmmaker brings Western shot in Kansas to Liberty Hall

Wichita-based filmmaker Nicholas Barton formed production company Prestigious Films in 2009, and has since worked on projects for high-profile clients like Walmart, Cargill, and Dell ...


Looking Forward: April 10-16

Contributed Photo: Originally a one-man band, Shakey Graves will be debuting his new backing band this Thursday at The Bottleneck for an early show at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $11 in advance.

Real Estate [w/ Your Friend] Emerging Brooklyn-based indie pop band Real Estate is performing at Liberty Hall, thanks to KJHK and SUA. Forming in 2008, ...


Strawberries sans shortcake

Strawberries are great on their own, but add in a few extras and you have yourself one powerful snack.

It’s not that often that I write about snacks on this blog, and I’m trying to make up for that this year, with a few ...


Afternoon snackwiches, better than bologna

Sometimes on the weekend, we forget to eat lunch. It's not that we don't love food and I don't ever miss a meal. It's more ...


Just-opened Mass Street Soda selling sweet, bubbly versions of almost everything

A fraction of the lemonade soda section at Mass Street Soda.

Mass Street Soda popped the cap today and informally opened at 1103 Massachusetts St. Even with most of the shop's 1,000-plus sodas still in the ...

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A grand ‘Budapest Hotel,’ an American hero returns and a festival for young filmmakers

All the hallmarks of a Wes Anderson film are present in his latest comic concoction “The Grand Budapest Hotel,” opening today at Liberty Hall: Ornate ...


Looking Forward: April 3-9

Contributed Photo: Pop-punk band All Time Low will play at Granada, 1020 Massachusetts St., this Tuesday at 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 in advance, and $22 at the door.

MIDDLE OF MAP FEST APRIL 3-5 [KANSAS CITY PICK] Have you gotten your tickets yet? Lot of locals in the mix on all three days ...


Elephant Revival to speak at Bottleneck through musical sounds of the natural world

Contributed Photo: Elephant Revival will play at Bottleneck this Saturday, returning to Lawrence, a favorite of city of theirs in the Midwest. Bonnie Paine says, "It’s the oasis of Kansas. I love finding where art flourishes in a state and it seems like there’s a lot of appreciation for the arts in Lawrence."

There’s a reason the gypsy folk music of Elephant Revival pours the moving elements of nature into our hearts. “I get my inspiration mostly from ...