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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 12.01.2014 | 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.

Single Work Appreciation Day: '#textme,' Peregrine Honig

Daniel Maidman | Posted 11.18.2014 | Arts
Daniel Maidman

In the self-portrait, the artist is, perhaps romantically, expected to display his or her most profound understanding of psychology, wisdom, hope, and despair. The proliferation of digital cameras, either aimed at mirrors or with the lens pointed backward, has recently overlaid the "selfie" on this antique genre.

Find Veterans Day's Roots at Kansas City's National WWI Museum

Lisa Singh | Posted 11.10.2014 | Arts
Lisa Singh

(All photos courtesy: National World War I Museum) Long before it was ever called Veterans Day, the annual holiday in honor of America's armed force...

Peregrine Honig's Unicorn Considers Myths and Transitions

Blair Schulman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

Long known as an artist with a wide following, Peregrine Honig presents a mutli-fold exhibition of ideas on narcissism, sexuality and identity for her first Kansas City solo exhibition in a decade at Haw Contemporary.

5 Reasons the Kansas City Royals Aren't the Worst

Danielle Ripley-Burgess | Posted 10.24.2014 | Sports
Danielle Ripley-Burgess

Everyone's entitled to their opinions, including San Francisco writers who prefer their city's team over mine. But after reading a downright mean article that's not only picking on the team, but our fans, I want to stick up for the city I call home.

5 Reasons to Fall in Love With Kansas City

Michelle Lamar | Posted 10.21.2014 | Travel
Michelle Lamar

America loves the Kansas City Royals. All the attention on the Royals has put a spotlight on this heartland city, nicknamed the City of Fountains.

Alena Hall

Meet The Breast Cancer Survivor Who's Raised A Record Amount Of Money For Research

HuffingtonPost.com | Alena Hall | Posted 10.21.2014 | Impact

When Cathy Jolly was only 35 years old, a breast cancer diagnosis threatened to turn her life upside down. After surviving her battle and empathizing ...

Steven and William Ladd: Intricate and Intimate

Blair Schulman | Posted 12.06.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

Engaging with the artists and their work on multiple levels the audience serves as both observer and participant. This idea becomes a springboard for a wealth of ideas beyond objects and craft.

5 Midwest Cities on the Entrepreneurial Rise

Matt Hunckler | Posted 10.01.2014 | Small Business
Matt Hunckler

Think Silicon Valley is the only place to launch a successful tech startup? Maybe you haven't visited some of the growing cities in the so-called ...

Man Who Allegedly Threw Molotov Cocktails At Missouri Congressman's Office Arrested

The Huffington Post | Sam Levine | Posted 09.18.2014 | Politics

Authorities have filed criminal charges against the man they say threw two Molotov cocktails at the office of Rep. Emanuel Cleaver (D-Mo.) in Kansas C...

Witness Says Tasered Teen Went Into Convulsions: Report

The Huffington Post | David Lohr | Posted 09.16.2014 | Crime

Witnesses to a police stop in Missouri say cops used excessive force when they used a Taser on a 17-year-old boy who is now reportedly in critical con...

Gorgeous Time-Lapse Video Shows Thunderstorm Devour Downtown Kansas City

The Huffington Post | William Goodman | Posted 09.03.2014 | Green

Behold the awesome might of weather! Photographer and storm chaser Stephen Locke captured the advent of a thunderstorm Aug. 29 in Kansas City, Mis...

Melissa Etheridge Taps Her Entrepreneurial Spirit With Newest Album 'This Is Me'

Michelle Edgar | Posted 10.21.2014 | Entertainment
Michelle Edgar

With a new album on its way next month, iconic artist Melissa Etheridge kept it real Wednesday night and shared her excitement about her independent release of This is M.E. through her own label.

Crystal Bridges Exhibition to Include Kansas and Missouri Artists

Blair Schulman | Posted 10.06.2014 | Arts
Blair Schulman

As an enormous undertaking to present a cross-section of artists from around the country, this institution will offer its interpretation of contemporary American art.

Medicare: It's Only Getting Better with Age

Richard Fiesta | Posted 10.01.2014 | Politics
Richard Fiesta

Medicare is a promise this nation has made, not just to me, but also to my children and grandchildren. I'm skeptical of anyone who says that the only way we can save Medicare for future generations is to radically change it.

One-Time Suspected Serial Killer Found Dead

Posted 05.23.2014 | Crime

Gregory Breeden, a Missouri man suspected in the mid-1990s of killing seven women, has been found dead in a Butler motel, authorities said. Breeden...

Cause and Effervescence: O-Zell Soda Bubbles Back

Chuck Mirarchi | Posted 07.15.2014 | Taste
Chuck Mirarchi

While still living in Kansas City, Elias Disney, Walt and Roy's father, was growing tired and frustrated with the newspaper delivery business. In the spring of 1917, he decided to invest in a jelly company.

Kansas City Highway Shooting Suspect Arrested

AP | BILL DRAPER | Posted 04.18.2014 | Crime

GRANDVIEW, Mo. (AP) — Police arrested a suspect Thursday in a string of random vehicle shootings on Kansas City-area highways over the past few week...

Response to April's Rogue Destroyers

Deborah J. Levine | Posted 06.14.2014 | Religion
Deborah J. Levine

Every April, I write about domestic terrorism in the U.S. and the neo-Nazi, white supremacist movement. My articles began with the 168 people who died...

Contextualizing Anti-Semitism in Modern America

Simran Jeet Singh | Posted 06.15.2014 | Religion
Simran Jeet Singh

We are mistaken when we try to make this a story of the past. No matter how much we wish it wasn't true, anti-Semitism, neo-Nazism, and domestic terrorism are all realities in modern America. This is precisely why visiting the Holocaust Museum has meant so much to me.

Anti-Semitism in Europe and Kansas City

Richard Brodsky | Posted 06.14.2014 | Politics
Richard Brodsky

I certainly hope the murders in Kansas City are the responsibility of a raving lunatic. Even if so, the evidence elsewhere should give us pause. And where Nazism raises its head, we should be there in opposition.

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.