Staff blogs

Kawehi shares about life since viral cover, excitement to play in Lawrence

Kawehi will play her first show in Lawrence since her Nirvana cover went viral at The Bottleneck at 9 p.m. on Saturday.

For some Lawrencians, Kawehi came out of the woodwork. Vimeo selected her cover of Nirvana’s “Heart-Shaped Box” as a staff pick and suddenly everyone (Esquire, ...


Lamb chops, who knew?

I've been in a cooking rut for oh, say, four years. Part of that is my fault and is directly linked to "I am too ...


Chocolate zucchini muffins for the lunchbox

These kid-friendly zucchini muffins are made with gluten-free oat flour.

I’ve started making the kiddo’s lunches for kindergarten, and, as any parent (or just anyone who has ever packed a sack lunch) knows, it’s sometimes ...


Food trucks multiplying, driving for more freedom in Lawrence

Lawrence’s food truck population has tripled this year (from one to three!), and interest in them is growing, too. In case you missed the smattering ...


Why the Blu-ray format is essential to film literacy, and a local ‘Triumph’

At no other time in the last hundred years have there been more movies available to the general public as there are right now. Thanks ...

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Looking Forward: Busking, art-punk and picking acts

Sleepy Kitty is an art-punk duo from St. Louis made up of Paige Brubeck and Evan Sult. They will play Replay Lounge, 946 Massachusetts St., on Saturday night.

Live music acts at Busker Fest The Lawrence Busker Festival has many live music offerings lined up this weekend no matter what your feel may ...


OILS to release rainbow record; party this weekend

Cover art by Jason Barr

For its first 7-inch record release, OILS has a unique piece of art in store for consumers. The sleeve itself, designed by local artist Jason ...


Mashed potato-stuffed red peppers: grilling renewed

Summer is not over, people. You might be feeling a bit "grill fatigued" at this point, but there are new things to do on your ...


Lunchbox ideas

School lunch is a go.

The kiddo has been talking about bringing his lunch to school for more than a year. In the days before he started preschool, he asked ...


Kawehi releases video for ‘Anthem,’ announces show at Bottleneck

Attention all Kawehi fans: I just got word that the one-woman band who stole our hearts and received national attention for her cover of Nirvana's ...


Boy to man: ‘Boyhood’ captures 12 years in 2 and a half hours

Now playing at Liberty Hall, “Boyhood” is the challenging new movie from writer/director Richard Linklater, and it follows 12 years of the life of a ...


Looking Forward: Get weird Friday, support a cause Saturday

Foxy Shazam is bringing the stripped down, yet eccentric sounds of fifth studio album "Gonzo" to the Granada this Friday night. Tickets are $15 in advance, $17 day of show.

Foxy Shazam If you’re looking for a confusingly good time, this might just be your chance. Foxy Shazam is a genre-melding poppy, theatrical rock outfit ...


A predictable ‘I Origins,’ and a look back at the greatest movie of all time

Nothing kills a movie that’s coveted a slow, methodical buildup more than a heavy dose of convenient plotting and characters that over-explain the film’s central ...

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Looking Forward: Say hello again to a local favorite, and goodbye to another

This will be the last show with the original members of Alien Jones for seven months so take advantage and head down to Jazzhaus at 10 p.m. on Friday night.

Your Friend You’re not going to want to miss Your Friend’s first show in Lawrence since the summer tour. With the entire community behind Taryn ...


Lawrence musicians hold it down at Pitch Awards this year

Your Friend's Taryn Miller won the Pitch Award for the Best Singer/Songwriter this year.

At Uptown Theatre last Sunday, a few Lawrence musicians were crowned victorious at the The Pitch Music Awards. Your Friend was the only Lawrence act ...


Chili gravy: a love letter

Dear Chili Gravy, I love you. Love, Megan I have published a lot of enchilada recipes over the years, and I'm not ashamed of it. ...


Turning tomatillos into salsa verde

Salsa verde, in process.

Recently at the Lawrence Farmers' Market, my husband spotted some great-looking tomatillos — those little green husk tomatoes that add tart and tang wherever they ...


What are the best dishes from new Lawrence restaurants? Give us your picks for future food icons

715, at 715 Massachusetts St.

Last week, with your help, we compiled a list of the top 10 Lawrence food icons. New restaurants — no matter how awesome — didn’t ...


A ‘Galaxy’ worth exploring, and airing it out in K.C.

“Guardians of the Galaxy” may have its connections — however slight — to the Marvel cinematic superhero universe that has been building for years, but ...


Looking Forward: Local bluegrass band returns and touring sisters bring summer sounds

Cowgirl's Train Set recently returned from their Colorado tour, and will perform at The Bottleneck this Friday night with Dr. Cotton and Deep Fried Squirrel.

Cowgirl’s Train Set Fresh off their first Colorado tour, Cowgirl’s Train Set will make their way to The Bottleneck on Friday night with Dr. Cotton ...