Arts and Entertainment

Horoscopes for Oct. 8

For Monday, Oct. 8:This year an innate tension exists between two seemingly opposing interests that are pulling you in different directions. As a result, your juggling skills become critical. If you are single, this person could become more than just an acquaintance. If you are attached, travel ...

Busy Philipps is ‘Mortified’

Busy Philipps appears on the second season premiere of “The Mortified Sessions” (9 p.m., Sundance). She played one of the most memorable characters on television’s most-beloved canceled series, “Freaks and Geeks.” She was Kim Kelly, a pretty but tough girl with a vulnerable side that ...

Reading, signing for ‘Kansas City Noir’ Wednesday

“Kansas City Noir” — a close-to-home edition of the Akashic Books Noir Series of geographically specific anthologies — will be the focus of an upcoming reading and book-signing at the Raven, 6 E. Seventh St.The event is set for 7 p.m. Wednesday with “Kansas City Noir” editor Steve ...

Funds sought for photography book chronicling River City Reunion

A Kickstarter campaign is hoped to help launch “River City Reunion Revisited,” a book of black-and-white photos documenting a 1987 Beat Generation literary festival in Lawrence.Images such as William S. Burroughs shooting a gun from his collection, Keith Haring drawing on the sidewalk on ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 7

For Sunday, Oct. 7, 2012:This year you will assume a strong leadership role and be able to handle it well. You have unusually high energy and drive. If you are single, you will meet someone special through your travels and/or an acquaintance. If you are attached, the two of you become closer if ...

Take a new trip ‘Upstairs’

Eager costume drama fans waiting for the return of “Downton Abbey” can feast on the second helping of the revival of the “Masterpiece” classic “Upstairs Downstairs” (8 p.m. Sunday, PBS). It’s the kind of programming I watch for the plot, while my wife obsesses about the frocks, ...

2012 Phoenix Award winners to be honored

Lawrence’s 2012 Phoenix Award winners have been named and will be honored with a reception next month.Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission announced that winners are John Hachmeister for Exceptional Artistic Achievement, Lori Norwood for Visual Arts, David Ohle for Literary Arts, Wayne Propst ...

Deadline for Holiday Art Fair submissions this week

The deadline is approaching for artists to enter the Lawrence Art Guild’s Holiday Art Fair. The 19th annual fair will take place Dec. 1 at Lawrence Arts Center, 940 N.H., in conjunction with the Downtown Holiday Parade.The deadline to apply is midnight Saturday. Interested artists can ...

Behind the Lens: Technology makes color choice easier than ever

When I started at the Journal-World, our color use was limited to a single lead image on a section front, mainly because of the length of time required to create color separations for the press. I remember laying out photo packages where I could use only one color image and the rest were black ...

Documentary chronicles hippie commune

‘Drop City’ screeningsThere will be a screening of “Drop City” at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Liberty Hall, 644 Mass.Joan Grossman, Gene Bernofsky and Lawrence artist Michael Krueger, who created animation for the film, will speak following the film. Also, Bernofsky’s 1981 short film, ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 6

For Saturday, Oct. 6, 2012:This year you will have an unusual amount of energy, which you will express in your day-to-day life. You might decide to take up a new exercise program or try a new hobby. If you are single, you’ll meet someone at a public commitment or through a work friend. If you ...

Lifetime offers kidnap drama

Sherri Shepherd gets serious in the original TV movie “Abducted: The Carlina White Story” (7 p.m. Saturday, Lifetime). Based on a real story, “Abducted” recalls the remarkable and unprecedented 1987 kidnapping of an infant girl from a New York hospital by a distraught woman, Ann Pettway ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 5

For Friday, Oct. 5, 2012:This year you could develop a more reserved attitude about your finances. You might feel as if you have restricted yourself in many ways in the past year. Now, you will choose to walk through a new door and establish a fresh outlook. If you are single, a dashing, unique ...

Monsters lurk within us

Even casual fans of the vampire genre know that an undead bloodsucker can enter a room only after he’s been invited. At the very least, you have to admire his manners. And aficionados of animal programming know that the obnoxious pets rescued and re-educated on shows like “Dog Whisperer” ...

Lawrence artist miffed after Topeka restaurant removes Brownback painting

A print of Gov. Sam Brownback — crying and apparently going down in flames — made it through a recent Lawrence gallery exhibit without incident. The same artwork did not last long at a Topeka restaurant, where building owners have removed it from an exhibit.The difference? Brownback’s ...

Smithsonian to lend Dorothy’s ruby slippers to UK

Washington ? Dorothy's ruby slippers from "The Wizard of Oz" are leaving Washington on their first international journey to London's Victoria and Albert Museum.Judy Garland wore the shoes in the 1939 film in which she played a Kansas farm girl on a magical journey. The Smithsonian's National ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 4

For Thursday, Oct. 4, 2012:This year others can count on you for feedback, as you tend to be quite verbose. Your ability to detach from yourself and your life will prove to be essential to your year and overall happiness. If you are single, you could meet several people. If attached, a trip ...

O’Reilly visits ‘Daily Show’

Bill O’Reilly is scheduled on “The Daily Show With Jon Stewart” (10 p.m., Comedy Central). The two men have been guests on each other’s shows before. And they will probably spend some time promoting their live-streaming debate, “The Rumble in the Air-Conditioned Auditorium,” ...

Horoscopes for Oct. 3

For Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2012:This year you develop a tendency to keep a lot to yourself. At times, you might feel hurt by someone’s comments or actions, and could cop an attitude as a result. If you are single, you could meet someone who is emotionally unavailable. If you are attached, ...