Steve Paul

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.

Steve Paul

What they said: Soundbites from three Democratic contenders in Kansas City

Three Democratic candidates for president appeared Monday in Kansas City, connecting with generally agreeable audiences at the National Council of La Raza. On policy issues, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, former Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley and Sen. Bernie Sanders of Vermont covered similar ground with varying degrees of emphasis. Here are a few of their rhetorical flourishes.

Steve Paul

A tale of two design documents in Kansas City

The legacy of Kansas City’s parks and boulevard system is at stake. Developers want maximum exposure for their gas stations and suburban-style big-box stores. Planners and residents want the best that can be made, especially along the gracious and green contours of new boulevards and parkways, which serve to define Kansas City’s “city within a park” image.

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