Tigers crush Jeremy Guthrie as Royals lose 6-4 in series finale

In the wake of Sunday’s 6-4 loss to the Detroit Tigers, Kansas City starter Jeremy Guthrie inflated his ERA to 6.52 in five outings. As the two clubs split a four-game set, the series finale underscored the most obvious concern for the Royals as they defend their American League crown: the starting rotation.

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Hey, kids, warm up to summer reading with these 10 titles

With a nod to Children’s Book Week beginning Monday, we spoke with National Book Award winner Birdsall during her recent stop in Kansas City to promote her latest, “The Penderwicks in Spring.” The middle-grade novel is among the 10 new books we’re recommending for children to read when the school year ends.

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Los Lobos light up the neighborhood around Knuckleheads

Toward the end of Los Lobos’ performance at Knuckleheads on Saturday night, the stage was filled with musicians. The headliners had invited Making Movies, Kansas City’s best Latin rock band. In all, 11 musicians were onstage, indulging in an extended jam that bristled with percussion and flurries of electric guitar, saxophone and violin.

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The word ‘thug’ in Baltimore coverage ignites debate

The word “thug” is on many people’s lips after the recent unrest in Baltimore surrounding the death of Freddie Gray in police custody. President Barack Obama and Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, both of whom are black, both used it to describe those causing mayhem in the city’s streets, but other voices find it problematic.


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