Arts and Entertainment

EMU Theatre premieres ‘Let My Mind Flash with Blades’

EMU Theatre will present the world premiere of the play “Let My Mind Flash with Blades” this week at the Lawrence Arts Center.Based on the therapy sessions of Sigmund Freud and poet Hilda Doolittle, “Blades” is a “what-if” exploration of the pair’s relationship, according to the ...

‘Ebullient’ VIM exhibit opens Friday at Arts Center

VIM, a new collaborative art exhibit at the Lawrence Arts Center, opens this week with a public reception.The reception is planned from 7-9 p.m. Friday at the Arts Center, 940 New Hampshire St. There’s also a Final Friday reception from 5-9 p.m. Jan. 27 and an Insight Art Talk at 7 p.m. Feb. ...

For 25th anniversary, downtown sculpture exhibit will be local artists only

Pieces of sculpture have been creating conversations, smiles and sometimes head-scratching in downtown Lawrence for almost a quarter-century. The Lawrence Cultural Arts Commission is now accepting entries for its 25th Annual Outdoor Downtown Sculpture Exhibition, and a couple of changes are in ...

Tune In Tonight: ‘Enlightened’ really shines

Recovery is never easy, particularly for the acquaintances of those who are getting sober. That’s the essential point of “Enlightened” (8:30 p.m. Sunday, HBO). It’s a very smart, small show that offers a sympathetic look at its main character, Amy (Laura Dern), focusing on how her ...

Horoscopes for Jan. 12

For Saturday, Jan. 12:This year you often think that all is well, only to discover later that controversy surrounds you. You’ll find that exterior events do not matter if you stay grounded. If you are single, you have many potential sweeties. If you are attached, the two of you could become ...

Tune In Tonight: ‘Unusual’ is anything but

What have we done to deserve “Cyndi Lauper: Still So Unusual” (8 p.m. Saturday, WE)? It arrives weighted with too much nostalgia. It’s been 30 years since the quirky girl from Queens arrived on MTV with her vibrant energy, offbeat hairstyle and cartoonlike vocal delivery. And it’s been ...

Horoscopes for Jan. 11

For Friday, Jan. 11:This year you often overthink situations; at other times, you are too impulsive. Learning to seesaw between these two qualities will demand a lot of your time and self-discipline. If you are single, your unusual magnetism attracts quite a few admirers, who all want your time ...

Tune In Tonight: ‘Banshee’ a howling good time

Gratuitous ultraviolence! Pointlessly explicit sex scenes! Stereotyped villains of every ethnic stripe! Yes, “Banshee” (9 p.m.) is a new Cinemax series. And as such, it’s not half bad.With a list of executive producers that includes Alan Ball (“True Blood”), “Banshee” stars Antony ...

Horoscopes for Jan. 10

For Thursday, Jan. 10:This year you make waves wherever you go. Your combination of high energy, strong intellect and charisma draws in many opportunities for you. If you are single, you attract many admirers who want to make you theirs. The Stars Show the Kind of Day You’ll Have: 5-Dynamic; ...

Horoscopes for Jan. 9

For Wednesday, Jan. 9:This year you often are inspired to live out your dreams. Verbalizing these desires will be the first step toward making them become a reality. If you are single, nearly every person you date this year could feel as if he or she is the right one for you. If you are ...

Tune In Tonight: Fox’s celebrity high divers land in vat of cheese

“Battle of the Network Stars” was one of the cheesy pleasures of the late 1970s, an era overstuffed with the overripe. For the uninitiated, these spectacles pitted “teams” from ABC, CBS and NBC in contests like tug of war, volleyball, tennis and bowling.Featuring the likes of Dick Van ...

Horoscopes for Jan. 8

For Tuesday, Jan. 8:This year you might feel as if you have a lot of ground to cover. Don’t worry so much, and you will do just that. If you are single, you could be wondering what might be the best way to meet people. If you are attached, the two of you will experience a lot of energy ...

Tune In Tonight: ‘Abolitionists’ even better than expected

The history of noble and righteous people can often be dull. So I was apprehensive about “The Abolitionists” on “American Experience” (8 p.m., PBS), a three-part documentary that airs on Tuesdays through Jan. 22.I’m happy to say, my fears were unfounded. This documentary arrives, like ...

Horoscopes for Jan. 7

For Monday, Jan. 7:This year you focus on your goals, as you have the potential to make them so. You also gain the support of a key person, which allows you to head down a long-desired path. If you are single, you might meet someone who resents your friends or isolates you in some manner. If ...

Tune In Tonight: ‘Deception’ lacks flair

Like a classic mystery, the new series “Deception” (9 p.m., NBC) begins with a dead woman from a posh family with more secrets than the CIA. After troubled socialite Vivian Bowers (Bree Williamson) is found dead of an apparent overdose, FBI agent Will Moreno (Laz Alonso) begins to smell a ...

Behind the Lens: Photos worth thousands of words

If I would have made a New Year’s resolution, I might have told myself to resist buying photography books. I have quite a few, although not a collection to compare with 7-year-old Isaac Godsey of Lawrence and his nearly 700 Pez dispensers. I guess everyone has his or her weakness. Here are ...

Scene Stealers: The best movies of 2012

With a better-than-normal-slate of high-profile moves in 2012, filmgoers bought a record $10.8 billion in movie tickets this past year. Most of the best films of the year, however, didn’t exactly catch fire at the box office. Here’s my list of the Best Movies of 2012:10 “Seven ...