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Top 5 Takeaways From the First Big Kansas City

Jason Grill | Posted 06.09.2013 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Four hundred plus individuals came together to hear stories of innovation from nearly 20 leading speakers, and to build lasting relationships within the regional and national community to move entrepreneurship forward.

What Good Is a Gigabit?

Jake Brewer | Posted 05.27.2013 | Technology
Jake Brewer

At 1 billion "bits per second," a gigabit is 200 times faster than today's U.S. average of roughly 5 million bits per second. But the question remains: what can we actually do with that kind of speed?

Man Storms Stage During Kansas City Mayor's Speech

The Huffington Post | Nick Abrams | Posted 03.19.2013 | Politics

Kansas City Mayor Sly James was in the middle of his "State of the City" address on Tuesday when a man walked onstage, knocked down a flag positioned ...

Massive Blast 'All Anyone Can Talk About' In 'Big Small-Town'

The Huffington Post | Alexander Eichler | Posted 02.21.2013 | Politics

On Tuesday evening, an explosion destroyed JJ's restaurant, a popular after-work spot in Kansas City, Mo. Authorities have recovered one body at the s...

Dan Kiley: A great yet little known Modernist

Charles A. Birnbaum | Posted 04.12.2013 | Arts
Charles A. Birnbaum

In his later years, you could find Dan Kiley with his wild hair and pants hiked up to his waist always brimming with opinions and ideas - or as the ce...

The 'Mouse Out of the Hole' Theory

Georgia Middleman | Posted 02.17.2013 | Fifty
Georgia Middleman

The optimist in me believes that if you do what you love and just work hard enough, success will follow. But the realist in me knows I'd be leaving out a big piece of the equation: LUCK.

Kansas City Is Building America's Most Entrepreneurial City

Jason Grill | Posted 02.09.2013 | Small Business
Jason Grill

Kansas City is pushing the envelope in becoming one of the strongest, if not the finest entrepreneurial city in this great country through a renewed spirit of collaboration, community and leadership.

Art Institute Sues Broke Donors?

The Huffington Post | Katherine Brooks | Posted 11.27.2012 | Arts

Larry and Kristina Dodge, a couple of art patrons living in Southern California, learned the hard way what happens when you make a promise you can't k...

Tour Diary: No. 2

Amy Millan | Posted 12.11.2012 | Arts
Amy Millan

It was a bit muddy that day and I find Torquil rinsing his shoes in our little bus sink above the drinking glasses. Torq tells me not to worry and that he will wash all the dishes, but I can't help but feel like I am drinking Torq's shoes for the rest of the week.

My Mother Hasn't Changed, But Her Party Has

PJ Mintner | Posted 09.10.2012 | Politics
PJ Mintner

When my mom says that, for the first time in her life, she's afraid of what will happen to the country for me, my brother, my sister, their families and their grandchildren, if the people who are masquerading as Republicans win election, it rattles me a bit.

Gerry Smith

Google Fiber Deadline Expires, Some Low-Income Kansas City Residents Unlikely to Qualify

HuffingtonPost.com | Gerry Smith | Posted 09.10.2012 | Technology

The deadline for Kansas City residents to sign up for Google's new high-speed Internet network expired Sunday night. But for now, not everyone will re...

'Sexting Sculpture' Stirs Controversy

The Huffington Post | Posted 09.08.2012 | Technology

It seems only natural that in trying to ban a statue promoting the sharing of one's nude photos online, a Kansas City area mother would use the Intern...

A Would-be Teenage Spy at the 1976 Republican Convention

Jacqueline Caster | Posted 10.30.2012 | Politics
Jacqueline Caster

"Why?" I asked. "Well," he said, "our group would be forever grateful if you could fill us in on the details of what they discuss." Flustered, I replied, "You mean you want me to spy for you?" "Well, in a word", he broke into a smile, "Yes."

Dead End on Shakin' Street

Thomas Frank | Posted 09.18.2012 | Home
Thomas Frank

Every city is either vibrant these days or is working on a plan to attain vibrancy soon. The reason is simple: a city isn't successful -- isn't even a city, really -- unless it can lay claim to being "vibrant."

WATCH: 'Trumbomb' Goes Deep At Derby

Posted 07.10.2012 | Sports

Mark Trumbo may have been the only first timer representing the American League at the Home Run Derby but he quickly made it clear that he belonged. ...

Crowdfunding Civic Infrastructure? The Next Big Thing

Jason Grill | Posted 07.09.2012 | Business
Jason Grill

A group of high-tech entrepreneurs in Kansas City, Mo., witnessed the success of Kickstarter and websites like the Million Dollar Homepage and decided -- why can't we do this with civic projects?

Ballplayer's Heartwarming Good Deed

The Huffington Post | Posted 06.25.2012 | Parents

Baseball player Jeff Francoeur is an all-star when it comes to connecting with fans. Last week, the major league right fielder for the Kansas City...

Stunning Photos of World's Fair Ruins

Posted 06.18.2012 | Arts

Belgian artist Ives Maes has recently brought a welcome spotlight to the ghosts of World's Fairs past in his newest exhibition at The Nelson Atkins Mu...

The Way It Was: Douglas Brinkley on Walter Cronkite

Dan Lybarger | Posted 08.05.2012 | Home
Dan Lybarger

When Walter Cronkite declared, "That's the way it is," almost every weeknight from 1962 to 1981 on the CBS Evening News, it was easy to believe him. After all, the man was from Missouri. And it was here that the man who had covered stories all over the world learned much of his journalistic trade.

Top U.S. Cities For Finger-Lickin' BBQ (PHOTOS)

Shermans Travel | Posted 08.01.2012 | Travel
Shermans Travel

You might be tempted to spend the summer grilling in your backyard, but when there are so many different kinds of smoked meats to try from sea to shining sea, why not explore all of the true BBQ that America has to offer?

PHOTOS: 5 Summer Road Trips On Half A Tank

Shermans Travel | Posted 07.11.2012 | Travel
Shermans Travel

Over half of 2,500 Americans surveyed by the U.S. Travel Association said that an increase in fuel costs would make them rethink their summer road trip plans.

PHOTOS: A Female Episcopal Priest Visits A Mormon Temple

Danielle Tumminio | Posted 06.22.2012 | Religion
Danielle Tumminio

Latter Day Saints restrict temple access to members of their denomination who have proven themselves to be faithful and dedicated adherents. But when a new temple is built, anyone may enter prior to its dedication.

Kansas City Bishop To Stand Trial In Abuse Case

Posted 04.11.2012 | Religion

By Joshua J. McElwee National Catholic Reporter KANSAS CITY, Mo. -- The first criminal case against a sitting U.S. bishop in the decades-long cler...

Flyover Country? Not This Kansas City

Jason Grill | Posted 06.10.2012 | Business
Jason Grill

The City of Fountains has been praised as a great place to live, work and visit for many years, but recently it is becoming a hot bed for entrepreneurial investment, high culture and the innovations of the future.

The Top 10 Best U.S. Cities For Newlyweds

Posted 03.20.2012 | Weddings

Looking for the best place to settle down after you and your partner tie the knot? A new report from Rent.com, released on Tuesday, has narrowed do...