Arts and Entertainment

Tune In Tonight: Ken Burns presents ‘Dust Bowl’

Imagine a scenario where greed contributes to environmental damage, leading to a natural disaster of unimagined fury — a decade-long nightmare that some people interpret as stirrings of the biblical apocalypse. This may sound like contemporary misgivings about global warming, but it’s the ...

How to spend the holidays

Here at Lawrence.com, Santa’s been making a list — and checking it twice — of local happenings to get you in the holiday spirit.Caroling children? Gingerbread houses? Nativities? Vespers recitals? Unique handmade gifts? The Nutcracker ballet with a Kansas twist? Santa look-alikes flocking ...

Horoscopes for Nov. 17

For Saturday, Nov. 17:This year you harness an ethereal quality that keeps emerging from you. You have many ideas, and some of them are great. If you are single, someone quite special enters your life. Use care with any type of commitment, as what pleases you now could be very different in a ...

Tune In Tonight: Marriages end with deadly results

Divorce can be murder. That’s the theme of “Fatal Vows” (9 p.m. Saturday, ID), a new true-crime series devoted to stories about marriages that end in one spouse planning to kill the other. Every story is hosted by Brian Russell, an attorney as well as a forensic and clinical psychologist, ...

Holiday Bazaar slated for Sunday

The Holiday Bazaar is coming up Sunday, and local craftmakers are working full blast to cater to the 4,500 to 5,000 people expected to attend the 36th annual event.This year’s bazaar will be 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Community Building, 115 W. 11th St.“There have been a lot of late ...

Horoscopes for Nov. 16

For Friday, Nov. 16:This year you transform part of your life and make it more to your liking. It will be a slow but worthwhile process that will affect other areas of your life as well. If you are single, your sensuality speaks even if you decide to downplay it. If you are attached, the two of ...

Tune In Tonight: Kids walk on wild side

“Were you raised by wolves?” I’m often tempted to ask that of badly behaving human beings. Donald Trump’s election night tweets come to mind.It turns out some people have been all but raised by critters both feral and domestic. “Raised Wild” (8 p.m., Animal Planet) documents ...

Horoscopes for Nov. 15

For Thursday, Nov. 15:This year emotional extremes mark your year. Know that whatever your mood might be it could be subject to change. If you are single, you could meet a foreigner or someone unusual who piques your interest. If you are attached, take a workshop or go on a trip that you have ...

Tune In Tonight: A brief history of the Rolling Stones

There’s something about the holiday season that inspires the owners of a classic rock catalog to dust off their material. For years, every Christmas brought a new way to spend money on Beatles songs and albums, repurposed and reorganized as CDs and downloads. This year, it’s back to the ...

Horoscopes for Nov. 14

For Wednesday, Nov. 14:This year you express how unusually savvy you can be with your finances, though you might want to be more willing to take risks. You brainstorm easily with others, and you always seem to come up with more ideas as a result. If you are single, you might fuss a lot as you ...

Paul Giamatti narrates Nature’s ‘DUCKumentary’

Paul Giamatti’s (”John Adams”) voice is popping up all over. I heard it recently in some insurance commercial, and tonight he narrates “An Original DUCKumentary” on “Nature” (7 p.m., PBS).As the title implies, “DUCKumentary” celebrates the duck, the wild-feathered waterfowl ...

Advocate Lilly Ledbetter discusses fight to get equal pay, pass bill

A room full of men and women, young and old, gave a standing ovation to advocate Lilly Ledbetter when she finished her lecture Monday night at Kansas University. Ledbetter spoke about how she fought to receive equal pay as a woman and her work to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration ...

Horoscopes for Nov. 13

For Tuesday, Nov. 13:This year you could experience important yet surprising changes. You might even see a change on the professional front or in your relationship status. If you are single, you meet a lot of potential suitors. If you are attached, your sweetie is adjusting to all the changes. ...

History returns to History with ‘Mankind’

Josh Brolin narrates “Mankind: The Story of All of Us” (8 p.m., History), a six-part series. This is a follow-up of sorts to “America: The Story of Us.” Gosh, I was waiting for “Belgium: The Story of Them.”Broad survey histories are the kind of films that give history documentaries ...

Horoscopes for Nov. 12

For Monday, Nov. 12:This year easily could be one of your most creative years yet, and you’ll look back on it as being a very special time in your life. You often see the successful path to nearly any objective. If you are single, your desirability speaks for itself. If you are attached, your ...

Tune In Tonight: The rich are very different

American television has no monopoly on banality. Proof can be found on “Made in Chelsea” (7 p.m., Style), an import from the U.K. that documents stylists and party planners in a rich London neighborhood.As on too many Bravo series, they greet one another with air kisses (on both cheeks) and ...

Horoscopes for Nov. 11

For Sunday, Nov. 11:This year you often seek clarity by taking a walk, doing yoga and/or participating in some other activity that helps ground you. Your psychic energy is unusually high, and you frequently will test it out. If you are single, check out a new person very carefully ... even if ...

Tune In Tonight: Veterans Day can’t escape crudeness

“Family Guy” (8 p.m. Sunday, Fox) celebrates its 200th episode with a clever time-travel theme. Actually, it’s mostly about what happens when Brian the dog breaks Stewie’s time machine, an event that makes time run backward, depicted with extended sight gags unfolding in reverse. If you ...

Students excited to perform at Kauffman Center

About 275 Kansas University School of Music students will play instruments and sing Tuesday in Helzberg Hall at the Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts in Kansas City, Mo. The students are members of KU’s Symphony Orchestra and Symphonic Choir, and will be performing for the third annual ...

Local author Louise Krug’s memoir named to best-of-2012 list

Publishers Weekly has named a Lawrence resident’s memoir one of its Best Books of 2012.In “Louise: Amended, a Memoir by Louise Krug,” Krug chronicles life after suffering a severe cavernous angioma in her brain, which happened just as she and her then-boyfriend were beginning post-college ...