Photographer’s choice: Highlights from The Star’s Tammy Ljungblad

In a monthly feature, Kansas City Star photographers showcase some of their favorite images from recent months. Here are highlights from Tammy Ljungblad.

Movie News & Reviews

Movie review: Talented cast can't save tired 'Pirates of Caribbean' franchise

Parents need to know that "Pirates of Caribbean: Dead Men Tell No Tales"?is the fifth?Pirates?film?starring?Johnny Depp?as Captain?Jack Sparrow. It focuses on a mission Sparrow?shares with Henry Turner – the only son of earlier franchise stars William Turner and Elizabeth Swann, neither of whom appears much in the film. This time around, an older, drunker (he downs a?lot?of rum) Sparrow faces yet another great enemy: the ghost of a pirate-killing Spanish captain, Salazar.


Family Meals Matter: Raise a glass of milk

June 1 is World Milk Day. Join us as we raise a glass of milk and toast hard working dairy farm families and milk processors across the country. We salute the men and women who make sure milk stays healthy, safe and wholesome, often taking just two days to travel from the farm to local retailers.


Social Security: Honoring our heroes on Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, we honor the soldiers and service members who have given their lives for our nation. Social Security respects the heroism and courage of our military service members, and we remember those who have given their lives in defense of freedom. Part of how we honor service members is the way we provide Social Security benefits.


Make your baby's first bites more than just a sweet milestone

Starting solids used to be a predictable rite of passage. The conventional wisdom was to begin with bland white-rice cereal thinned to a milky texture. Then you move on to single-ingredient purees offered in a specific order: vegetables first so your baby wouldn't develop a sweet tooth, followed by fruits, then meat. All this while avoiding allergens and scouting for possible reactions, and steering clear of any sort of seasoning. No wonder kids became picky eaters.


10 media inspired ways to celebrate Memorial Day

On Memorial Day, the United States honors the men and women who have died while serving in the armed forces. These movies, TV shows, and books illustrate the courage and patriotism of those fallen soldiers. Whether you're looking for a way to honor a loved one lost to military service or simply want to learn more about American history, these picks offer exciting, educational and moving depictions of those who have served in the United States military.


How comics turned my kid into a bookworm

When I was a kid my dad read to me every night. By age 5, I was traveling nightly through the worlds of "The Hobbit" or "The Lion, the Witch, and the Wardrobe." Even afternoon naps would start with a bit of poetry.



Taco talk at In-a-Tub

Chow Town Live visits In-a-Tub, a Northland tradition that's famous for its fried tacos. The Star's Sarah Gish talks to In-a-Tub president Aaron Beeman about the taco shop's history, favorite menu items and, of course, powdered cheese.
Tammy Ljungblad and Sarah Gish The Kansas City Star
Taco talk at In-a-Tub 5:16

Taco talk at In-a-Tub

You've heard of cockatoos but what about cocka-tools? 1:38

You've heard of cockatoos but what about cocka-tools?

A cross country ride to the Vietnam Memorial stops in Kansas 4:03

A cross country ride to the Vietnam Memorial stops in Kansas

Over 60 and dancing at W.N.B.A. center court 2:50

Over 60 and dancing at W.N.B.A. center court


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