Jason Aaron of Prairie Village, the most recent writer behind Thor, understands the fanboy backlash over a woman carrying the superhero’s hammer. But, he says, “we have seen aliens and frogs become Thor. It seems like maybe it was time for a woman.”
I’m in a zombie love affair with “The Walking Dead.” Don’t tell me what happens! I’m only on Season 3. It’s just one of many shows to catch up on this summer: “Orange Is the New Black,” “Sleepy Hollow,” “Mad Men” and more.
People hate my pants. Wait, let me explain.I’m one zero away from the 000 size that’s dominating body-image conversations this week thanks to J. Crew’s new size chart. This is not something that excites me.
For three decades now, Murray Nixon has been happily creating ice cream in Westport. “Ice cream doesn’t change,” she says. “The customers don’t change. It’s like a time warp when you walk in here. I stay consistent. And maybe people appreciate that.”
The 1933 Union Station massacre. The 1980 slaying of musician Steve Harvey. The 1988 arson-caused explosion that left six firefighters dead. This special section tells these stories and seven more notorious cases that are also collected in the new book “Kansas City Crime Central” by Monroe Dodd.
On the swanky rooftop of Hotel Sorella on the Plaza, every Sunday the Adult Swim rooftop pool party makes a splash. Whereas the Jones pool was an adult playground, Kansas City’s newest day party is an aquatic lounge.
Sure, Hobby Lobby is a craft store with Christian values, but customers go there to get picture frames and puffy paint, not spiritual dogma. I don’t care how cheap the yarn gets. Despite what the Supreme Court says, equality is non-negotiable.
Who wants to order a $9 cocktail you don’t like? Flights — tiny tastings of different choices at a discount — are the best way to try a little bit of everything at a discount. Flights of wine and cheese, whiskey and beer and desserts can be found on Kansas City restaurant menus.
When I grow up, I want to be just like my 4-year-old niece. I know, I’m the adult, and I should teach her stuff. But kids always have lessons to share. But kids, without trying, constantly remind us of who we set out to be.
If you watch “Orange Is the New Black,” you know Miss Rosa. As played by Barbara Rosenblat, her presence is commanding. Decades before “Orange,” she was doing voice work in radio, commercials, documentaries and hundreds of audiobooks. She comes to Kansas City this weekend for a festival celebrating audio storytelling.
The “Glass Labyrinth” by Robert Morris outside the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art is a different kind of brilliant. This new 50-by-50-by-50-foot glass triangle with its tricky interior glass walls is a sophisticated enchantment.
She always stops to smell the flowers. Not even a bee sting can keep my boxer Charli Brown from appreciating a good bloom — pansies, roses, petunias, she loves them all. Sweet dog of mine, she’s always teaching me.
As kids, a lot of my friends knew the words to “Still I Rise.” It’s one of those poems you learn young, because even when you’re little words like that make you feel big. That’s the power of Maya Angelou.
Pinstripes, the new bowling and bocce bistro at Prairiefire in Overland Park, is equal parts restaurant, bowling alley and bocce courts. You can do one, you can do all. The place is just that big: two stories, outdoor patios upstairs and down, a full-service bar and restaurant.
I made my bed this morning. And that’s rare. Unfortunately. I found my bed-making inspiration from a Navy SEAL commander’s commencement address that went viral this week. He sounded a lot like my father, who taught me how to make a bed.
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