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An Interview With Queer Activist and Artist Ryan Wilks

Michael Podell | Posted 09.18.2015 | Gay Voices
Michael Podell

Kansas City, like many cities in the Midwest, is in the midst of a blossoming of queer art and culture. Ryan Wilks, a painter born and raised in the region, is focusing on this evolution with his newest project, a series of portraits and interviews called "Gender Treason."

The Moment That Writing Changes Everything

Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg | Posted 09.15.2015 | Arts
Caryn Mirriam-Goldberg

For Jimmy Santiago Baca, now a highly-acclaimed poet and writer, that moment when the power of words changed his life came as he was about to stab someone during a robbery he was committing.

Urban American Outdoors TV Show to Host Fishing Derby at National Mall

Michael Sainato | Posted 09.11.2015 | DC
Michael Sainato

On Saturday, September 19th, 2015, a fishing derby is being held at the Constitution Gardens in Washington D.C.'s National Mall, for 250 urban youth.

The Love Longer KC Project: Why You Need to Know About It

Summer Collins | Posted 08.26.2015 | Gay Voices
Summer Collins

This act of pure love, pure kindness... Is what we as not just a city, not just as a state, but as a country need to be doing more of to make everyone feel equally loved.

Kansas City May Allow Voters To Decide On $15 Minimum Wage

The Huffington Post | Jacob Kerr | Posted 08.14.2015 | Politics

Kansas City, Missouri, voters may be able to decide this November whether to raise the city's minimum wage to $15, but the proposal faces challe...

These 8 Cities Are About To Become Better Places To Live

The Huffington Post | Christina Wilkie | Posted 08.05.2015 | Impact

WASHINGTON - Bloomberg Philanthropies on Wednesday announced the first eight cities it has selected to participate in a new program to improve li...

Kansas Citians Celebrate Clean Power Plan: A Visual Look

Annie Schugart | Posted 08.03.2015 | Green
Annie Schugart

Monday marks the release of the "biggest, most important step" the Obama administration has taken to combat climate change: the U.S. Clean Power Plan. Clean energy leaders, health experts, and advocates in Kansas City joined together in celebration at Berkley Riverfront Park on Saturday in anticipation of the plan.

Hip-Hop Artist Tech N9ne Speaks of Collaborations With Eminem and Others Along With His War Between Good and Evil

Kelly Frazier | Posted 07.06.2015 | Detroit
Kelly Frazier

Tech N9ne is like a blueprint for how hip-hop artists should go about building their own empire. Tech N9ne has made mistakes in his past and he's learned from it, but through all of those obstacles raised a man who's been able to construct one of the best indie record labels in the music industry with Strange Music.

Why Are There so Many Royals on Pace to Start the All-Star Game? Hear it From the Locals.

Jeremy Krashin | Posted 06.18.2015 | Sports
Jeremy Krashin

After a return to the World Series last year, Royals fans are making a stand in 2015 and Major League Baseball provided us with the perfect outlet. The All Star Game voting results, show that not only is the team back, but the fans are back, too. And they're out in force.

Big Slick: Celebs Gather in Kansas City to Focus on Family, Charity This Father's Day Weekend

Rob Riggle | Posted 06.16.2015 | Impact
Rob Riggle

The event has increased in size, awareness, donations and celebrity attendance, but it still remains all about family: those families impacted by childhood illness and seeking care from the incredible doctors and team at Children's Mercy.

8 Places That Are Reason Enough to Visit Kansas City

Travel + Leisure | Posted 06.01.2015 | Travel
Travel + Leisure

Kansas City-based design firm Easy, Tiger, is known for its gorgeous typography and playful cards, t-shirts, and tumblers. We asked co-founders Mike Sayre and Melanie Bridges to share favorite hometown hotspots worthy of a design-lovers' vacation.

With 21c Museum Hotel, Durham's on a Roll

J. Michael Welton | Posted 05.30.2015 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

It's not enough that the newest 21c museum hotel is located in downtown Durham, home to one of the fastest-growing cultural scenes in the nation. No. The new hotel -- the fourth in a rapidly growing 21c collection -- has taken over the 17-story Hill Building, built in 1935-37.

David Lohr

Sex Offender Accused Of Keeping Ex-Girlfriend In Locked Box Now Wanted in Double Homicide | David Lohr | Posted 05.21.2015 | Crime

A Missouri sex offender wanted in a manhunt for allegedly holding his former girlfriend in a locked wooden box, is now accused of killing the woman an...

Techweek Meet Kansas City... Kansas City Meet Techweek

Jason Grill | Posted 05.11.2015 | Technology
Jason Grill

Good collaborations and true "fits" are really a thing to behold in life and in business. One of those has been built in Kansas City, Missouri.

David Lohr

Police Search For Man Accused Of Keeping Girlfriend Locked In Box | David Lohr | Posted 05.01.2015 | Crime

Authorities in Missouri are searching for a 47-year-old man who allegedly kept his girlfriend locked in a box for four months inside the house they sh...

These Are the Absolute Cheapest Flights in the U.S. | Posted 06.29.2015 | Travel

There's nothing worse for the budding traveler than when the wanderlust takes hold and the bank balance doesn't agree. Well, don't worry, because all is not lost! At least, not with Hopper at hand to set would-­be travelers straight.

5 Newsworthy Privacy Stories Today

Mark Weinstein | Posted 05.09.2015 | Technology
Mark Weinstein

In addition to my regular HuffPost musings, this marks the first of a series of weekly columns designed to quickly and dare I say entertainingly help us all be aware of a few most important privacy-related stories, good and/or bad.

Kansas City's First Transgender Lingerie Shop

Kayti Doolittle | Posted 04.10.2015 | Style
Kayti Doolittle

Missouri may have extreme conservatives like Todd Akin, who claimed the female body had some magical power to avoid conception while being raped, but Missouri also has Peregrine Honig. Times are a changing. And panties are too.

The Joplin Paintings Manifests Abstractions and Realities

Blair Schulman | Posted 03.22.2015 | Arts
Blair Schulman

Recollections of a natural disaster, both awesome and disconcerting, are on view at Kansas City's Leedy-Voulkos Art Center. Somewhere amidst the wreckage there is a parable. We ask for proof of a God. When a sign is given, we grieve for having gotten what we asked for.

5 Up-and-Coming U.S. Tourism Cities

Shermans Travel | Posted 03.05.2015 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Before the rest of the world catches on, discover these five American cities that are gaining traction in the areas of fine arts, fine food, and fine beverages.

The Cultural Evolution of Art and the Net

Blair Schulman | Posted 02.21.2015 | Arts
Blair Schulman

Having opened the window to everyone, art and the internet has evolved from the side of a building or a subway car to land on our desktops and smartphones. We can carry aesthetics, creativity and ideology with us everywhere.

'Twas The Night Before Labor

Ali Fallis | Posted 02.17.2015 | Parents
Ali Fallis

When down in the kitchen there arose such a clatter, I waddled downstairs to see what was the matter. (And to pee.)

Hearing Set For Suspect In Jewish Site Shootings

Associated Press | Posted 12.18.2014 | Crime

OLATHE, Kan. (AP) — A white supremacist who admits killing three people outside two suburban Kansas City Jewish sites is set to appear in court for ...

Driver Charged With Murder In Muslim Somali Teen's Death

AP | HEATHER HOLLINGSWORTH | Posted 12.05.2014 | Religion

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — An SUV driver accused of deliberately running down a Muslim teenager in Kansas City was charged Friday with first-degree mur...

A New Addition To The What-I'm-Thankful-For List

Jeremy Krashin | Posted 01.26.2015 | Parents
Jeremy Krashin

I am thankful for these nurses, and so many others. They made the most challenging part of our life bearable. They made it human.