Steve Paul

A digital city emerges, but the path is unclear

As a wired city, Kansas City has been learning from places like Barcelona and Amsterdam. It has set baselines for other metro areas that are becoming wired for high-speed service. Yet it could easily fall behind. It’s not just speed that counts.

Steve Paul

Art school’s Tony Jones embraces golden moment

It didn’t take Tony Jones long to figure out a distinct problem facing the Kansas City Art Institute, which he had been recruited to lead last winter as interim president. The institution’s profile failed to register among the general public despite its rich history and the global accomplishments of its faculty and alums.

Steve Paul

My absurd, so-called life: A 40-year retrospective

The other day, I looked at the faces of this summer’s accomplished corps of newsroom interns at The Star and realized that despite their currently uncertain futures, the future of the news business — whatever form it takes — would be in pretty good shape.

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