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Examining sexual politics in ‘Under the Skin’ and ‘Nymphomaniac’

"Under the Skin" Filled with all kinds of opposing tendencies, “Under the Skin” is a movie that is by turns grimy and beautiful, confusing and ...


KU concludes theatre season with trip back to the 1940s

Kansas University Theatre concludes its season with a trip down memory lane, when it opens “Over Here!” Friday night. The 1974 musical with a score ...


Liberty Hall not to blame for unplugging Schoolboy Q mid-song

Fans were shocked last night when Schoolboy Q was unplugged onstage mid-song. Real talk: Liberty Hall had nothing to do with it.

For those of you who were at (or heard about) the sold-out Schoolboy Q show at Liberty Hall last night, you might be wondering why ...

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Looking Forward: April 24-30…so many bargain shows this week

Mobb Deep will perform at Granada this Tuesday as part of their 20th anniversary tour. Expect new hits off latest "The Infamous Mobb Deep," released eight years following their last full-length album. Tickets are $20.

The Magic Beans FREE SHOW FREE SHOW FREE SHOW. Seriously, you have to pay attention to those. A night of free music is never a ...


Local Natives to bring raw nature of ‘Hummingbird’ to sold-out Granada

Local Natives will play a sold-out Granada, 1020 Massachusetts St., this Friday at 7. Prepare to get lost in the raw energy they plan on pumping into the Lawrence crowd.

It should come as no surprise that it’s easier to write music when no one is watching. At least, that was one of the obstacles ...


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 ...


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 ...