Sides of the street Our June issue included a feature about the contentious fight over the renaming of the historic Paseo, Kansas City’s oldest boulevard, for Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. The renaming was approved by the city council at the request of a group of black clergymen without following the city’s specified protocol. Many… Continue reading Here’s how readers reacted to the battle over renaming The Paseo for Martin Luther King
There’s a long and complicated history behind the most popular beer on the planet. J. Ryan Stradal’s newest novel, The Lager Queen of Minnesota, tells the story of the last two generations of American beerdom by way of fiction. “I read a little bit about the evolution and creation of light beer, and I thought… Continue reading This Minnesota novelist fictionalized the creation of the Light Lager
E. Frank Ellis The local business icon is spearheading an ambitious effort to redevelop several blocks of the historic Troost business district in what could be a watershed moment for the city’s east side. Ann Wagner The Republican representative from suburban St. Louis is at the forefront of the GOP’s efforts to reclaim the suburbs… Continue reading Four local Kansas Citians whom we’d love to sit down with for a long chat this July 2019
Listen The Greeting Committee The fresh-faced local Indie pop band caught the attention of radio personality Lazlo Geiger back in 2015, when the four members were still students at Blue Valley High School. Since then, they’ve performed at Lollapalooza and SXSW. The OP natives just got back from a national tour and are picking up… Continue reading Our new favorite things to watch and listen to this July 2019
Monarch butterflies spend most of their lives on the road, flying 3,000 miles between Mexico and Canada. In Kansas and Missouri, we encounter monarchs in the middle of their expedition, when they’re on the hunt for milkweed. Monarchs lay their eggs on the plant — the one and only source of food for baby caterpillars.… Continue reading Are Midwest farmers to blame for the monarch butterfly’s population decline?