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Critic’s Picks: Kurt Cobain documentary among May’s can’t-miss streaming titles

Film critic Eric Melin recommends titles coming to Netflix, Amazon Prime and the new HBO Now streaming services this month. On HBO Now On Amazon ...


Weekend Picks: Stop Day Matinee, The Ants record release, Mother’s Day Gospel Fest, farewell to the Jaybowl, and a Nerd Nite bonus pick

This weekend is a little less jam-packed than recent festival-filled weekends, but the following options offer a diverse set of opportunities. From raunchy doo-wop to ...


Library launches the Lawrence Music Project

Songs and albums by local musicians can be downloaded by members of the Lawrence Public Library at

If you go to the library, you can check out a book. So it makes sense that in a town like Lawrence, you can use ...


Stock watch: Early draft projections vary on Kelly Oubre Jr. and Cliff Alexander graphic by Janella Williams

For the second year in a row, two Kansas basketball freshmen have left the program as one-and-done college players to chase their professional dreams and ...


Pet food, pet supply chain locating in northwest Lawrence; city decides to make North Lawrence project smaller

A deal has been struck for Earthwise Pet Supply to go into the multi-tenant building in the Bauer Farm Development in northwest Lawrence. Earthwise will ...

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Hasselback potatoes not much hassle at all

Compound butter-infused Baked Potatoes

Steak night at our house is a big affair and we don't like to mess around. We want all the sides and fixin's, and we ...


Dunkapalooza: Watch every slam Andrew Wiggins threw down this season

Minnesota Timberwolves forward Andrew Wiggins, left, dunks as Los Angeles Lakers guard Jordan Clarkson defends during the second half of an NBA basketball game, Friday, April 10, 2015, in Los Angeles. The Lakers won 106-98. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill)

If you paid any attention at all to the 2014-15 NBA season — even as someone who accidentally stumbled upon highlights a few times a ...


Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with restaurant specials

Wash down your meal with a festive drink. Guava juice and reposada tequila flavor the Guavarita from Tortas Jalisco, 534 Frontier Rd.

Happy Cinco de Mayo, readers! If you're anything like me, you've probably never met a Mexican foodstuff you didn't like. To help you celebrate the ...


Free State Brewing Company creates new beer series; AT&T expanding broadband service; City Hall creates new online public forum

I don’t think I have to wear Spandex to drink this new beer from Lawrence-based Free State Brewing Company, but perhaps I shouldn’t take any ...

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Pink Royal is just too cute

We've found your feel-good band of the summer. Pink Royal is really just too adorable. Coming hot off a recent album release, the Lawrence band ...


See if your neighborhood is included in $130K worth of sidewalk repairs; meeting about fantasy city government set; city to seek budget comments tonight

I know I hate it when I’m out running in Lawrence neighborhoods and all of a sudden the sidewalk stops. When you run as fast ...

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Lawmakers to hear about privatizing KPERS

Three committees of the Kansas Legislature will meet Wednesday to discuss the possibility of privatizing the state’s pension system. That idea has been circulating among ...

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In progress: Rory McIlroy, KU’s Gary Woodland battling for $1.5 million Match Play Championship purse on NBC

Tune your television sets to NBC right now if you want to see a former Kansas University golfer take his shot at bringing down the ...


Fearlessness, desire to improve made Andrew Wiggins Rookie of the Year

Minnesota Timberwolves Andrew Wiggins (22) dunks on New Orleans Pelicans Omer Asik in the half of an NBA basketball game Monday, April 13, 2015, in Minneapolis. (AP Photo/Andy Clayton-King)

Sit down. Take a deep breath. Some shocking news came out Thursday. Andrew Wiggins won the NBA’s 2014-15 Rookie of the Year award. While this ...


Overstuffed ‘Avengers’ sequel at odds with itself

The weight of responsibility hangs over every character in Marvel’s “The Avengers: Age of Ultron.” It is a weight no doubt felt by writer/director Joss ...


Kansas Speaker’s office announces staff changes

Kansas House Speaker Ray Merrick announced Thursday that his former chief of staff, Christie Kriegshauser, is returning to that post after a stint as a ...

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What came first, the chicken or the egg? Cracking a mystery at Frank’s North Star Tavern

Frank Dorsey, owner of Frank's North Star Tavern, was doing some yard work behind his bar at 508 Locust St. earlier this week when he discovered these eggs nestled in the tall grass.

Frank's North Star Tavern is going to the birds. One bird in particular, actually. A chicken, thought to belong to one of the bar's neighbors, ...


Update on reopening plans for Ladybird, Jefferson’s, Biggs on Mass following fires; a guess on when Menards will open

If anything good comes out of the fires that have temporarily closed three downtown restaurants, it is that the pairing of doughnuts and bourbon may ...

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Weekend Picks: Major Games Album Release; #MXM2015 Conference; Kansas Food Truck Festival; David Mamet’s The Shawl; Taproom Poetry Series

This weekend isn't as festival-heavy as the previous two, but we still have one major festival to showcase, along with two major rock shows (one ...


Stegall to recuse himself from ouster appeal

Kansas Supreme Court Justice Caleb Stegall will recuse himself from a case to be heard Monday involving the ouster of a Prairie Village city councilman. ...