<![CDATA[Star Magazine | The Kansas City Star & KansasCity.com]]> http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/ en-us Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss McClatchy Interactive's Escenic Thu, 22 Jan 2015 08:23:38 CST Star Magazine 60 Over 45 years, Star Magazine covered life in and around Kansas City http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article10710902.html#storylink=rss The Star’s Sunday magazine traces its modern origins to January 1970, when the first issue was published featuring best wishes from President Nixon and anthropologist Margaret Mead, among others. After 45 years as part of the Sunday Kansas City Star, the magazine ceases publication with the Feb. 22, 2015, edition.

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Billy Graham: Encourage friend to consider a life of faith http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/billy-graham/article16107209.html#storylink=rss Your friend is on the wrong road in life, but at least she’s finally honest enough to admit which road she’s on. Then encourage her to have the same honesty about the life she’s living, and the consequences she’ll face if she continues with it.

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The Conversation: Led by Ladell Flowers, Dismas House offers help to addicts http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article10600397.html#storylink=rss Ladell Flowers’ father brought Dismas House, a state-certified, faith-based addiction treatment for substance abusers, to Kansas City in 1972. Because of marijuana, Flowers flunked out of college. Then he went back and got three degrees.

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Farewell to the Kansas City Star Magazine http://www.kansascity.com/living/liv-columns-blogs/cindy-hoedel/article10701842.html#storylink=rss After 45 years of gracing the Sunday paper each week, the Kansas City Star Magazine takes a farewell bow today, but the spirit of mag stories — the deep profiles, the quirky stories, the gorgeous photos — is not going away.

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They first found each other on a scavenger hunt http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/love-story/article10712804.html#storylink=rss “You have got to meet this woman!” Bonnie Ciezki’s friend said, rushing over. “She looks like you, talks like you and has tattoos like you.” It was August 2010, and Bonnie, 37, was attending a geocaching picnic in Shawnee Mission Park. Her friend introduced Bonnie to 42-year-old Dyana Bishop. As Bonnie and Dyana talked, they found much in common.

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Tuition fundraisers aren’t the new normal http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/money-manners/article10599602.html#storylink=rss DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: Friends have invited my sister to a “fundraiser spaghetti feed” to raise money for their daughter. The “door charge” is $20 per person, and there also will be a raffle and a silent auction. It seems that “Taylor,” who is 20, needs $8,200 for tuition and expenses to enroll in a program where she will earn a certificate as a dog obedience instructor. To me, this event is terrible on every level.

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Sat, 21 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Staffers past and present recall their favorite Kansas City Star Magazine stories http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article10712591.html#storylink=rss The Kansas City Star Magazine would not be much without its stories. So we asked current and former staffers to share their fondest memories about their work for the magazine, which ceases publication with the Feb. 22, 2015 issue.

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Inside the 1920s Star magazine: A cultured world within and beyond KC http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article10709789.html#storylink=rss An early magazine experiment shows one side of pre-Depression Kansas City, a Sunday distraction mostly for the more traveled, cultured and wealthy minority.

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Cartoonist Charlie Podrebarac shares his favorite ‘Cowtown’ strips http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article10713251.html#storylink=rss Since 1984, Charlie Podrebarac’s “Cowtown” strip with its distinctly Kansas City flavor has appeared in Star Magazine. With the mag ceasing print publication, you can find his strips online at GoComics.com/Cowtown.

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KC People: An Evening with Shane Koyczan http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article10806827.html#storylink=rss On Jan. 31, Child Protection Center of Kansas City held its “An Evening with Shane Koyczan” benefit at Off Center Stage in Crown Center.

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KC People: Harvest Ball http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article10808528.html#storylink=rss The Harvest Ball was held Nov. 15 at Bartle Grand Ballroom. It’s a benefit for Harvest Ball Society, which funds Northland charities.

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KC People: Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties Community Ball and Cotillion http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article10808408.html#storylink=rss The Junior League of Wyandotte and Johnson Counties held the 64th Annual Community Ball and Cotillion on Dec. 6 at the Kansas City Downtown Marriott’s Count Basie Ballroom.

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Presidents Day quiz: How well do you know Harry Truman and Dwight Eisenhower? http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article9942617.html#storylink=rss Celebrate Presidents Day weekend with our Harry & Ike Quiz, filled with personal and presidential trivia about our chief executives from Kansas and Missouri, Dwight D. Eisenhower and Harry S. Truman.

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Sat, 14 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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The Conversation: KU theater professor on what ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ can still teach us http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article9884996.html#storylink=rss Nicole Hodges Persley of Kansas City is an assistant professor of theater at the University of Kansas and is directing “A Raisin in the Sun,” which will run from Feb. 27 to March 8 in the Crafton-Pryor theater at the school.

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Kathy Lu: Quiz takes you on a tour of KC’s random one-block streets http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article10302491.html#storylink=rss How well do you know your streets? Probably not as well as Carl Bolte Jr., who spent decades appraising real estate and has come up with a fun quiz about it, asked like riddles.

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A reluctant date leads to a life together http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/love-story/article9692261.html#storylink=rss Both had reluctantly agreed to attend the dinner party. “These things never work out,” Mary Lynn Soli told her sister. Kamal Mikhail tried to persuade Mary Lynn he wasn’t a very good person.

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From Romania came love http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/love-story/article17975021.html#storylink=rss In 2002, TV anchor Elizabeth Alex planned to return to Romania but instead had to fly to New Orleans to cover Hurricane Katrina. When Alex Drescanu,  her local translator, realized she wasn’t coming, he felt bereft. He called her and said, “I miss you.”

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All it took was just one look http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/love-story/article17134475.html#storylink=rss That night Thaylia Smith wrote on her calendar, “Drummer sat at table.” She continued to attend the late-night sessions at Jardine’s Restaurant and Jazz Club, and she and Patrick Conway got to know each other.

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Customer of an e-cig lounge finds sparks with the site’s manager http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/love-story/article16465472.html#storylink=rss James Skivers and Ashley Gunter met for dinner to work on a project and really enjoyed their time together. They exchanged phone numbers and began calling and texting.

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Low stress, long commitment for Overland Park couple http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/love-story/article15374648.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Mar 2015 07:00:00 CDT

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Couple found love after a mission trip http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/love-story/article14468474.html#storylink=rss During the six days in Haiti, Kim Picker and Mike Farag focused on their volunteer work. On the flight home, Mike was delighted to find himself seated next to Kim.

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After a long friendship, they took the plunge http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/love-story/article12512501.html#storylink=rss Elisabeth Wynn and Frank Adler had a lot in common: Both were married and their spouses ill. She grew up in Austria and Frank in Germany; both spoke German.

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Love Story: They didn’t know love was in store for them http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/love-story/article11341205.html#storylink=rss Kim and John sat down over beers. When John put his hand on her back, Kim thought, “This is my person.”

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Photo gallery: Paging through Star Magazines from 1920s http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article10778915.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 17:49:53 CST http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article10778915.html Photo gallery: A look back at Star Magazine covers http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article10773341.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 20 Feb 2015 16:45:12 CST http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article10773341.html Artifacts from Elvis Presley’s Graceland to land in Las Vegas http://www.kansascity.com/living/travel/article10303199.html#storylink=rss Graceland, the longtime Presley home that opened to the public in Memphis, Tenn., in 1982, five years after the star’s death, will establish a second permanent home in Las Vegas, where the singer had some of his greatest triumphs.

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Brother stole from mom, so make him pay it back http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/money-manners/article9692450.html#storylink=rss DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: After my father passed away in 2008, my brother Jake offered to take Dad and Mom’s life savings and invest it for Mom. Since our father had always taken care of their money, Mom was happy to have Jake’s help. Long story short, my brother lost his job and used all of Mom’s savings, about $95,000, to live on. When Mom could no longer afford to live in her own home, my husband and I took her in.

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Fri, 13 Feb 2015 06:00:00 CST

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Photo gallery: Harry and Ike, the presidents with local ties http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article10049294.html#storylink=rss Click to Continue »]]> Fri, 13 Feb 2015 11:19:18 CST http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/article10049294.html Contact lawyer, not vindictive sister, about father’s trust http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/money-manners/article9216767.html#storylink=rss DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: My sister is mad at me because I wouldn’t give her what she claimed was “her share” of our mother’s ashes when Mom died. Now our father has died, and my sister, who’s his co-executor, is being vindictive.

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Despite difficult early dates, their love began and deepened http://www.kansascity.com/living/star-magazine/love-story/article9209213.html#storylink=rss When Stephanie Siess was a college freshman, she ran into Bruce Gershon at a disco. He asked her to dance, but Stephanie was dating someone and politely declined.

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