Arts and Entertainment

Monuments of a different type honor civil rights heroes at Lawrence exhibition

As bronze statues of Confederate figures are creating national controversy, there's hope that a Lawrence exhibition featuring quilts and textiles of civil rights heroes will bring people together. Names like Claudetta Colvin, Ella Josephine Baker and Ida Mae Holland don’t jump from the pages ...

Fiddling and Picking Championships returning this weekend to Lawrence

With lots of music at many venues, this year’s Kansas State Fiddling and Picking Championships will be much like previous ones but with a cool twist.“We always joke we pick the hottest day of the year to have it, because it’s on the fourth weekend of August,” said Gayle Sigurdson. ...

Lawrence photographers talk about their game plans for the eclipse

In preparation for Monday’s solar eclipse, I tracked down four local photographers to get their takes on how they’re planning to approach this once-in-a-lifetime event. In the process, I think I may have stumbled upon another rare occurrence involving the consensus of creative ...

When do moviegoers become pilgrims?

Among the millions of travelers heading out for the summer holidays, some are choosing an unlikely destination: a rusted bus on the edge of the Alaskan wilderness.Fairbanks Bus 142 (aka the “magic bus”) is where the 24-year old Chris McCandless died in 1992. Well-educated and economically ...