Staff blogs

Arts Center hosting tribute to bizarre cult film ‘Phantom of the Paradise’

Lawrence musician Jeremy Sidener has always been interested in fringe culture, which in the pre-Internet days, was wherever one could find it. Growing up in ...


Meatball Wednesday? It’s going to be a thing

If Meatless Monday is a thing, then I see no reason I can't make Meatball Wednesday a thing as well. Because much as I am ...


A simple, hearty, handheld meal

Quick and easy dinner in the palm of your hand.

Life with a new baby is always a lot harder than you’d think it would be, even when you’ve already been through the ringer as ...


‘Frank’ puts a face on the creative process

Frank, the fringe musician who never takes off his giant papier-mache head (played by Michael Fassbender), isn’t going to kowtow to the rules, and neither ...


Modern marriages go bad in ‘Gone Girl’ and ‘The One I Love’

Buried somewhere beneath the button-pushing gender politics and all-too-convenient plot twists in “Gone Girl,” there are some mildly interesting points being made about modern marriage. ...


Shrimp tortellini for the girlfriends

When my husband leaves or is out for an evening, I make girly food and invite my friends over. Sometimes this looks like piles of ...


A twist on ratatouille

Summer, fall and winter in one dish.

October is a strange time of year if you eat seasonally. It’s easy to want the best of both worlds — the taste of summer ...


Local musicians give back by donning swimwear

Photo by Fally Afani: The Noise FM strike a pose for the month of May.

Fall may officially be upon us but I Heart Local Music is giving us an opportunity to enjoy summer sunshine year-round with its second annual ...


New reissues challenge views of the Holocaust and man’s capacity for murder

The famous German playwright Bertolt Brecht fled his home country when Hitler came to power, and in 1942 at the invitation of renowned film director ...


Looking Forward: Wizard rock, Interpol, Tegan and Sara and more

Tegan and Sara will play Liberty Hall, 644 Massachusetts St., on Wednesday for their Let's Make Things Physical tour. Tickets are $35 in advance.

Free Salsa Night As part of the Hispanic Heritage Month Festival in Lawrence, musicians from the Kansas City jazz and Latin scene are offering up ...


A burrito in a casserole dish

The first casserole I think I've ever liked. In fact, I love it.

Honestly, I hate casseroles. I don’t know if it’s the word I don’t like or if I just had a gag reflex to tuna casserole ...


Late-summer veggie soft tacos

We are on a constant quest to use up the summer's bounty that graces our counters. I recently told a friend that I felt bad ...


Take a ‘Trip to Italy,’ and a cult ‘Raiders’ remake comes to KU

In 2010, British comedians Steve Coogan and Rob Brydon had an unexpected indie hit on their hands with “The Trip,” a road-trip comedy in which ...


Quiet Corral members return with new name, renewed optimism

Hembree will perform a free concert at the Plaza Art Fair in Kansas City at 7 p.m on Friday.

No words can describe Hembree’s comeback in the local music scene better than the title for its latest single, “New Oasis.” The five musicians — ...


Turn a BLT into an addicting AST

The sandwich I've eaten for weeks on end. Don't judge me.

Confession time: If you follow me on Twitter (@shhenning), you might already know that I’m pregnant. And probably going to have another kid just about ...


Popper chicken a paleo starting point

I'm not saying I'm going Paleo. I'm not even saying I know what Paleo is. But I am saying that I've known for a long ...


#EatLawrence: Savory social media

Starting #lawrencerestaurantweek off right at #ramenbowls

There's still plenty of time to get out and sample those Lawrence Restaurant Week specials. But first, some appetizers for your eyes, via the #EatLawrence ...


Lawrence, start your eating: A Restaurant Week roundup

My Lawrence Restaurant Week Instagram of the day: Cherry Almond Coffee Cake at The Roost. This week, it comes with an entire breakfast and a fresh juice or coffee drink. #EatLawrence

The first-ever Lawrence Restaurant Week kicked off Sunday and is underway now. If you missed the Restaurant Week story I wrote last week, click here ...


Ready, set, eat! Lawrence Restaurant Week begins

Lawrence Restaurant Week (Sept. 14-20) is finally here. And whether you plan on visiting all 19 participating restaurants or just a few favorites, we want ...


Hoffman’s last great lead performance, and local vampires in Paris!

Shades of sadness and defeat simmer just below the surface of Philip Seymour Hoffman’s subtle performance in “A Most Wanted Man,” opening today at Liberty ...