Alma Bahman

Alma Bahman is the digital editor for the Lawrence Journal-World.

Recent stories

Grocery store tours show how to shop for healthy food on a budget
May 5, 2014
Shopping for nutritious food is hard enough. Trying to do it on a budget can seem almost impossible. Fortunately for people in Lawrence, help is available. The Lawrence-Douglas County Health Department will be soon begin offering grocery store tours to show people how they can get the most bang for their food buck without sacrificing their health in the process. By Journal-World staff
Upgrade him: How men can look their part this spring
April 17, 2014
Meet Will Dale. Like a lot of men, Will could use some outside help when it comes to picking out his outfits.
Locally produced Web series take funny look at gaming culture
February 7, 2014
The Gaming Wildlife Foundation, made up of a handful of Kansas University film and media studies graduates, hopes to take its 15 minutes of fame to full-time work.
All about eggs Benedict
The history of a classic brunch dish and where to get it
January 23, 2014
The culinary folklore tells of the suave, flamboyant stockbroker Lemuel Benedict stumbles into the old Waldorf Hotel one New York morning in 1894. Battling a hangover, he orders buttered toast, bacon, two poached eggs and some hollandaise.
Lawrence writer’s first novel spins into book deal, success
November 24, 2013
You wake up to an unfamiliar face sitting at your kitchen table. Its got grayed skin and large yellow eyes. Its bony fingers grip the newspaper and as it sips coffee, waiting for you. It’s the monster that lived in your closet and terrified you as a child.
Learning through writing: National Novel Writing Month in the classroom
November 17, 2013
Every day in Lawrence, 12 novelists gather together. On this day, they’re working hard. The sound of scribbling pens, the shuffle of lined notebook paper and the clickity-clack of keyboards float about the quiet room. Some stare intently while others gaze into the distance, mulling over the next word choice, the next scene, the next conflict in the novel. One catch: These novelists are 11 years old. By Alma Bahman
Lawrence writers tackle National Novel Writing Month
November 10, 2013
National Novel Writing Month (nicknamed NaNoWriMo or NaNo) puts forth a challenge: Write a 50,000-word novel in 30 days. That breaks down to about 1,667 words a day. The question here is: Why would anyone do that?
Novelists, seasoned and novice, write through November
November 9, 2013
Some dream of escaping to a quiet cabin in the mountains to craft that novel they’ve always wanted. Others take one month to churn out 50,000 words and win NaNoWriMo.
Re-enactors live-tweet Quantrill’s raid events
06:32 p.m., August 21, 2013 Updated 04:20 p.m.
One hundred fifty years ago on Aug. 20, Lawrence residents gathered for a concert in the park. As they were greeting neighbors and enjoying music, William Quantrill announced to his followers in Missouri, “We remember! We ride!” and started his journey to Lawrence. Last night, he made that same exclamation … on Twitter. By Meagan Thomas

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Bloody Mary from Burger Stand

Bloody Mary with pepper infused vodka or tequila from the Burger Stand.

The blackstone eggs benedict at Milton's.

Smoked salmon eggs benedict from The Roost

A plate of eggs benedict with potatoes sits on a table at Mirth Cafe.

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