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Ever since Miley Cyrus twerked with teddy bears on MTV last summer, the world has been clamoring for her breakdown. Everyone is saying something has to be seriously wrong with her. Maybe somethings wrong with the world.
Marlon Wayans isnt trying to change the world. He just wants to change your mood. He is known for kooky characters, but on a Friday afternoon he is no caricature. Decked out in jeans and a heather-blue sweater, he looks more athlete than class clown. Hes a hugger. And when he talks about his work, he talks about humility.
Two authors in Kansas City this week will be talking food: where it comes from and then where it goes. Christopher Leonard, author of The Meat Racket: The Secret Takeover of Americas Food Business, speaks Wednesday at the Central Library. Mary Roach, the author of Gulp: Adventures on the Alimentary Canal, speaks Thursday at the library.
When it comes to searching out berry dessert recipes, quick and easy is a mantra repeated across Google and Pinterest. Bonus: These simple, eye-catching desserts also tend to be crowd-pleasing.
A few of Russell Joys stained glass windows are at businesses, restaurants and homes, but mostly theyre at churches, lighting up sanctuaries and chapels, cavernous and intimate, across the Kansas City area. Their themes are sacred and their styles range widely. They tell a story. They say a prayer. They stir a sensation. They do what stained glass does: twinkle, glow, radiate, illuminate.
Last month, Nicholas Turbo Raines, 38, of Kansas City was elected president of the Kansas City chapter of the National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws. Raines and KC NORML support Missouri HJR 86, an amendment that calls for total legalization of marijuana, subject to voter approval. Raines also supports a Senate bill that would legalize medical use of the drug.
The first goal of any showhouse is to raise money for a nonprofit. The second is to give designers a chance to play with trends and showcase their design chops. Many of this years trends have been skillfully applied by local designers to put a fresh modern twist on a stately and traditional home to produce the 45th annual Symphony Designers Showhouse at 1256 West 59th St.
These are recent questions and answers posted on KC Gardens, The Stars gardening blog. Questions come from readers, with answers from volunteers for Johnson Countys K-State Research and Extension, as well as Dennis Patton, Extension horticulture agent.
Did Jesus rise from the dead in a bodily resurrection as many traditionalist Christians believe? Or was his rising a symbolic one, a restoration of his spirit of love and compassion to the world as some more liberal brands of Christianity hold?
The Rev. Molly T. Marshall writes: “In this week Christians call holy, we confront once again the blood thirst that characterizes sinful humanity ... the ‘fall to violence.’ ”
DEAR ABBY: Im a 14-year-old girl with a problem. Because of my buzzed short hair, slim hips and flat chest, I frequently get mistaken for a boy. It really bothers me because, despite my haircut and body shape, I have a feminine face and I wear womens clothes and makeup. Im not too much of a tomboy.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: Was Jesus really dead when they took him down from the cross? I have a hard time believing that because everyone knows that dead people just dont come back to life which is what you Christians claim Jesus did, dont you? C.T.