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Feds To Probe Hate Crimes Link In Kansas Shootings

AP | PETE YOST | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Attorney General Eric Holder ordered a Justice Department investigation Monday into whether federal hate crimes were committed in s...

My Life With Alvin Ailey

Michael Kaiser | Posted 06.07.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

As I count down the number of days left until I leave the Kennedy Center, I am getting nostalgic about my entire career. No one producing arts organization has had a bigger impact on my life than the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater.

The Self-Fulfillment of Socially Engaged Art

Blair Schulman | Posted 06.03.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

A growing number of artists are looking to socially engaged art practices, questioning the idea that a fulfilling life and career based upon economics and collectability as their sole rubric demands re-examination.

The Wheel of Time: Old Songs and Tunes from Folk Alliance 2014

Stephen D. Winick | Posted 05.06.2014 | Arts
Stephen D. Winick

Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins. Used by permission of Larry Hanks and Deborah Robins. The wheel of time turns, a year goes by, and once again I'm w...

For Warren Rosser, the space between Is Easily Maneuvered

Blair Schulman | Posted 04.20.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

While some works invite you to step up and take a closer look, the thrill of the space between, Warren Rosser's current exhibition at Sherry Leedy Contemporary Art in Kansas City, is standing back and allowing the eye to absorb it in full.

Kansas City Man Predicts ESurance Super Bowl Commercial Winner Before Announcement

Jason Grill | Posted 04.10.2014 | Technology
Jason Grill

So how in the world is it possible that JohnnyOptimist was able to predict this? Did he have or get inside info? Is he truly a psychic? The answer is none of the above.

An Amazing Week

Michael Kaiser | Posted 04.05.2014 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

I have grown increasingly nervous about the future of diverse arts institutions in the United States. So many have disappeared, others are facing huge cash problems and most are watching as donors shift their priorities to other interests.

Is the American Circus Industry Extinct or Will It Rise From the Ashes?

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 03.19.2014 | Entertainment
Preetam Kaushik

Let us explore how the decline of American circus was a direct result of this very Americanism, but, to do that we need to first understand the attitude that justifies such differences, especially when we juxtapose all of this with the European model.

5 Ideas for Your Next Mancation

U.S. News Travel | Posted 03.11.2014 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

How is a "mancation" different than a bachelor party? These trips are about finding the time to bond with all of your buddies in a new place or with a new activity -- not celebrating one man's last night of singledom. But similar to organizing a bachelor party, planning a mancation takes work.

Movie Review: Saving Mr. Banks

Marshall Fine | Posted 02.09.2014 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

Hanks IS Disney in these scenes, as we've never seen him before. But alive nonetheless, a human being with the imagination to launch a million childhoods.

WATCH: Did This Kansas Broadcaster Just Drop An Anti-Gay Slur On The Air?

Posted 12.10.2013 | Gay Voices

A Kansas City broadcaster is feeling the heat in the blogosphere after allegedly referring to the University of Kansas' men's basketball team as the "...

An Open Letter to Kylie (formerly known as Keisha) Austin

Chevonne Harris | Posted 01.23.2014 | Black Voices
Chevonne Harris

Hello Kylie, while I understand your rationalization to change your name from Keisha to Kylie, I must say I was quite saddened by your final decision.

Girl Changes Name From 'Keisha' To 'Kylie' After Being Bullied

Posted 11.05.2013 | Black Voices

What's in a name? For some people, that question is more complicated than it is for others. Everyone feels an emotional tie to how a name can signi...

Kansas City Is Becoming a Mecca for Big Technology Names

Jason Grill | Posted 01.23.2014 | Technology
Jason Grill

Kansas City will continue to be a catalyst for growth in the entrepreneurial sector in America and its technology innovation prowess is proving to be on the rise.

Gourmet Gas Stations Are A Perfect Contradiction

The Huffington Post | Lisa_Miller | Posted 10.24.2013 | Travel

Gourmet gas stations are the greatest oxymorons to ever happen to your road trip. Just imagine being on the open road, feeling those pangs of hung...

How to Create Your Future, Without Their Permission

Michael Gelphman | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Michael Gelphman

On the web, "all links are created equal," says Reddit co-founder Alexis Ohanian. Discover how your ideas have the power to spread faster than the...

A Craft Brew Sell-Out? An Interview With Boulevard Brewing CEO John McDonald and Duvel Moortgart CEO Michel Moortgart

Sam Hiersteiner | Posted 01.23.2014 | Taste
Sam Hiersteiner

By the measure of fanatical hometown craft beer loyalty, Kansas City's Boulevard Brewing Company ranks about 175 on a scale of 100. No wonder then, that the announcement of Boulevard's sale to Duvel Moortgat Brewery of Belgium was greeted with some raw emotion.

The Jazz Genius Charlie Parker as Seen by Stanley Crouch

Barbara Probst Solomon | Posted 01.23.2014 | Books
Barbara Probst Solomon

In Kansas City Lightning, the first volume of his biography The Rise and Times of Charlie Parker, the soul of Stanley Crouch joins the soul of the legendary jazz legend, with James Joyce giving his blessings from beyond the grave.

5 Exceptional October Getaways

MiniTime | Posted 12.05.2013 | Travel

(photo: Williamsburg Destination Marketing Committee) With the arrival of autumn, many destinations enter the sweet shoulder season of lower prices a...

10 All-Star Bartenders You Should Know | Posted 09.25.2013 | Taste

These all-star mixologists are taking cocktails to the next level.

Miniature Museum Getting A Big Makeover

AP | Posted 11.18.2013 | Travel

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Toy and Miniature Museum in Kansas City plans to undergo a major renovation. The museum said in a release...

9 Flavorful Fall Festivals

U.S. News Travel | Posted 09.04.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

If you're one to honor the emergence of seasonal ingredients, you'll find a cornucopia of food-centric festivals taking place all around the United States, from California to Massachusetts. Here are some of the season's most satiating celebrations.

Shooting Photos of Alleys and Ruins

J. Michael Welton | Posted 10.08.2013 | Arts
J. Michael Welton

Seeking solace and confronted with the possibility of life on the streets 20 years ago, Xavier Nuez did what any photographer might do: "I was shooti...

Google Reserves the Right to Be Evil

Craig Aaron | Posted 07.31.2013 | Technology
Craig Aaron

Wasn't Google supposed to be different? The company literally markets Google Fiber as "a different kind of Internet." "Everyone else does it" isn't much of an excuse. If Google is such an innovator, why can't it innovate its terms of service?

Good News from Kansas City

Michael Kaiser | Posted 09.28.2013 | Arts
Michael Kaiser

At this difficult time when so many orchestras are facing economic turmoil, the Kansas City Symphony is balancing its budget and just signed a three year contract with its musicians.