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Starting in September, Radio Theater Is Back on KKFI

Kansas City Actors Theatre is getting back to the basics. The troupe announced it is in negotiations to begin a weekly series of radio theater, partnering with radio station 90.1FM KKFI, Kansas…

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Impulse Purchase of the Week – 8/6

Want to show your KC pride when your guests arrive at your house? Well, we discovered a new-school (but still vintage-inspired) tile mat that’s both functional—and most importantly customizable. Made by Letterfolk…

Mistakes That Make Interior Designers Cringe

Yikes! Ouch! Oy! These are just a few of the exclamations interior designers make under their breath when they try to undo a design mistake a client has attempted. Some have to…

Three Black Chefs Share Their Experiences in the Industry

As Kansas City and communities around the United States grapple with ongoing racial inequality, we speak with three Black chefs and food business owners about their experiences in the industry. Fannie Gibson…

IN Conversation with Joyce DiDonato

Sheltering in the countryside near Barcelona, the opera diva from Prairie Village tries to sound upbeat in a trans-Atlantic What’s App call. Joyce DiDonato’s liquid voice—deeper than expected and scrubbed of any…

My Essentials: Peregrine Honig

Peregrine Honig is a rare bird. Her art is in the permanent collection of The Whitney Museum of Art, The Chicago Art Institute, and The New York Public Library, among others. Besides…

Reservation for One: Billie’s Grocery

On the outside, it’s a Midtown monument to local history. The Spanish Colonial Revival-style building is rendered in brick and terra cotta made even more striking by the passage of time. Designed…

Debra Smith: The Kansas City Artist Answers Four Questions

Like jazzy Gee’s Bend quilts, Debra Smith’s paintings with kimono fabric move to their own quiet, powerful rhythms. Working with vintage Japanese textiles, Smith feels something that others might miss—the spirit of…

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