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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.

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
MiniTime

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