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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.

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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 10.06.2014 | 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.

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.