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The Paper Plains Literary Festival on Thursday announced Angeline Boulley, Sarah Smarsh, and Colson Whitehead as keynote speakers for the inaugural in-person festival, slated for April 8 and 9.
With aspirations to level up from online shoe resales, business partners Anthony Wahquah, 19, and Riley Henley, 20, opened Soled Out LK in October, reaching their goal of owning a shoe store in their hometown of Lawrence by age 21 with time to spare.
The Sundance Film Festival and Wichita’s mama.film will bring world premieres of comedies, period pieces, dramas and documentaries to Liberty Hall next month as part of the Sundance Satellite Screen program.
Lovers of the written word, mark your calendars — the Paper Plains Literary Festival has set dates for 2022 events, which will be in person and livestreamed.
Jungle House owners Jhami and Rachel Guffey hope that when customers walk into their new pop-up shop in downtown Lawrence, they experience “over-the-top holiday magic.”
Wonder Gallery will reopen on Final Friday with an expanded focus that includes home items and a Utopian Bookstore alongside rotating artists’ exhibitions.
The Sundance Film Festival will hold screenings at Lawrence’s Liberty Hall in January as one of seven satellite sites nationwide, the festival announced Monday.
Evelin’s Auto Care, known for its wash, wax and detailing services, is tucked away in a corner off Sixth and Minnesota streets. It’s a small shop, but it’s named after someone even smaller.
A duo of Lawrence residents have started a business in hopes of keeping valuable items in circulation and out of landfills.
Kevin Barber and three friends have opened a new jewelry store in downtown Lawrence, The Missing LNK. The store offers custom chains and various smaller jewelry items that customers typically like to have personalized.
Nicole Rials is excited to build on the mental health work she’s done in this community for 20 years — and she’s excited to host the Black Resilience Summit online next week.
A brand new “fast-casual” breakfast concept is headed to west Lawrence: flip’d by IHOP. The menu includes pancake bowls, egg sandwiches, burritos and bowls, steakburgers and fries, chicken sandwiches and more.
Working with animals, particularly dogs, has been Anthony Barnett’s life in Lawrence for two decades. Now, he wants to start a new venture he hopes will lead to more dog adoptions in Lawrence — a bar.