The Lasso

Supernatural Convention and Dennis in a Santa suit

It's been busy around the newsroom, what with storms and general newsy busy-ness, but the Lasso is not yet dead. Here's your roundup: • In case you hadn't caught on, I love cool photos of this town. Here's [a few shots][1] of East Lawrence from writer Bobby Myers' Tumblr (Hamm's garbage ...

Post-Labor Day blogosphere

Since it's a short week, let's have a shorter roundup. Here's what's going on this week on the Lawrence blogs: • Happy birthday to [Style on the Hill][1]. Keep Lawrence classy. • This is meta: a [blog][2] on Behind the Lens. Thanks for the love! • Megan Do (the Grand Poobah of ...

Air guitar, sunflowers and other cool things

The Lawrence blogosphere is bursting with local love this week: • As you may have heard, Lawrence's very own Eric "Mean Melin" won the [Air Guitar World Championships][1] in Oulu, Finland. He's making the rounds with interviews on [Larryville Chronicles][2] and [Huff Post Live][3]. ...

LawrenceLives, LFK Tumblrs, a NYT mention and some Quantrill

It's Tuesday and here's your Lasso roundup: • Don't know how I didn't see this before, but [this Tumblr][3] exists. • Speaking of Tumblrs, [Jayhawk Parking][4] is back in action. • Here's a really nice photo from [Shot][5], of Lawrence High School football: *Photo from ...

Playing catch up, reviewing history and BuzzFeed

Remember me? It's been a while since the last Lasso, but let's get back into the swing of things and see what the Lawrence blogosphere is talking about now that it's August. • A little bit of history repeating? Kind of. The City of Lawrence has a neat [Facebook page][1] where it shares ...

Things besides the Sidewalk Sale

There was a lot happening on the local blogs this week besides the Sidewalk Sale, so I thought I'd round up those gems - though the sale did make its way in a tiny bit. Here's what's going on: • As always, Larryville Artists helps keep Lawrencians up on the art scene, local and otherwise. ...

We’re back: Lavender, fashion, taverns and a farewell

After a short fall-off in posting for The Lasso, let's get back in the saddle, shall we? Here's a round-up of what local blogs are up to post-Fourth of July, moving into the heart of summer. • There's a [groundbreaking][1] for a new hotel today at 9th and New Hampshire streets, a place ...

Short round up for the longest day of the year

Summer is officially here! The local blogosphere is bursting with things to do and lovely summer sights around town: • Tomorrow morning, the Lawrence Public Library offers a chance for KU professors to [get out of their academic box][1]. Ukeleles are involved. • Meryl at My Bit of ...

Beer, rock n’ roll, alpacas and more

The lasso's rounding up a lot of local food and music today. Let's see what we've got: • This is one is for the beer lovers. The Pitch writes about Boulevard and Sierra Nevada's second collaboration, which is available today: the earthy [Tierra Incognita][3]. • Mrs. Mass continues ...

Wonkette, books and kickball

Summer is in full swing, so let's take the temperature of the Lawrence blogosphere and see what the Internet has in store for us: • Heard of [Wonkette][1]? The [political satire blog][2] is on a [tour][3] of sorts and will stop by Frank's North Star Tavern tonight at 6 p.m. If you go, tell ...

Get out, get inspired

This week on the local blogs, the theme seems to be "get out and do something!" • It's concert season and I Heart Local Music is in overdrive. Check out its latest photo gallery from [the Foals concert][1] at the Granada. • A new gallery, Nesting, opens Saturday at the [Lawrence ...

Art Tougeau wrap ups, draw like an Egyptian and KU toddler mourning starting five

Local links from around the web, leaning toward the artistic side: • While this video may not be a classic medium for a museum, it certainly evokes emotion like art does. Our friends over at [KUsports.com][1] ([KSHB][2], too) posted a video about a little girl so incredibly sad that her ...

Kanrocksas music festival canceled

[Kanrocksas][1] is canceled. http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/may/28/256146/ On its website, Midwest Music Festivals and Kansas Speedway cited "insufficient ticket sales" as the reason for not going forward with the event. Kanrocksas' ticketing agent, ground(ctrl), is refunding ...

This week in music: Marina & the Diamonds, ICP and Oobergeek

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/galleries/2013/may/21/party-pix-insane-clown-posse-granada/98331/ Music happened this week: • At The Granada, Marina and the Diamonds performed her 100th show, as covered by [I Heart Local Music][1]. And, if you follow us on [Twitter][2], we linked to ...

(Anschutz) streaking through to summer

The weather catapulted summer over spring this week and Lawrence fashions have rushed to keep up. The local fashion blogs are riddled with linens, dresses, shorts and sandals inspired by the sudden plunge into summer. [Kansas Couture][1]'s daily outfit reflected a vintage summer look and ...

Welcome, weather and right-brained activities

For the past few weeks, we've experimented with a round-up called The Lasso where we bring you the best links about Lawrence every week. Moving forward, you'll see more posts more often featuring the fun, fabulous, eyebrow-raising and generally interesting stuff about our town, with the aim ...

The Lasso: Beer run, beet burgers, cake art and animal rights

Your weekly roundup of Lawrence food, art and other items of interest from the web. http://www.lawrence.com/users/photos/2013/apr/04/252569/ **Animal guy** Famous animal activist and author of “Farm Sanctuary: Changing Hearts and Minds About Animals and Food” Gene Baur is ...

Lasso update: KU Wind Ensemble nets New York Times review

http://www.lawrence.com/photos/2013/mar/10/249842/ I reported in [Friday's Lasso][1] that we heard The New York Times might be reviewing the KU Wind Ensemble's March 26 performance at Carnegie Hall, but I couldn't find that they had. Turns out The Times did publish a review of the show ...