Striking a balance between modern and comfortable can be difficult. Common elements in modern home design like sharp-edged furniture, minimal details and monochromatic color schemes are often executed as staged and formal. Kansas City interior designer Amber Gardner was summoned to help a family of East Coast transplants find harmony between fresh and edgy for… Continue reading This Overland Park home nails modernity with a coastal twist
In Fentanyl, Inc.: How Rogue Chemists Are Creating the Deadliest Wave of the Opioid Epidemic, reporter Ben Westhoff surveys the wide swath of death cut by the synthetic opioid fentanyl. The St. Louis-based author’s research took him from the L.A. rave scene to the outskirts of Shanghai, where Westhoff visited a Chinese drug lab, posing… Continue reading A St. Louis author went to China to uncover the secret roots of fentanyl
LISTEN Office Ladies In a new weekly podcast, Jenna Fischer (Pam Beesly) and Angela Kinsey (Angela Martin) share behind-the-scenes tidbits from every episode of The Office. Ode To Joy The downtempo and sparse new album from Chicago’s Wilco finds the band slow-strumming through desolate, spacey new territory. They play Arvest Bank Theatre on Nov. 17.… Continue reading What we’re watching and listening to in November 2019
To taste some of the most awarded water in the world, you don’t have to travel far. In February, Independence’s municipal water ranked third at the International Water Tasting Competition, the biggest and most prestigious water tasting competition in the world. Independence has been among the top five best tasting tap waters in the world… Continue reading Independence keeps winning water tasting competitions — we held our own
In an age of ecological anxiety, nothing speaks more profoundly to our environmental hopes and fears than the act of recycling. We carefully wash our waste, sorting every scrap into color-coded bins, setting it by the curb so big, belching trucks can whisk it all away. We perform these rituals with a contradictory mix of… Continue reading China stopped buying our plastic — so where does it go?
Kelsie Lauck’s passion for style and clothing started with her dolls. “I would do fashion shows with my Barbies,” she says. “I also had a computer game called Barbie Fashion Designer.” Years later, she pursued a degree in fashion design at L.A.’s prestigious Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising. Lauck now runs her own design… Continue reading Lady boss designer Kelsie Lauck talks style and homebrewing
Welcome the crisp season by infusing energy into your winter wardrobe. This year, we’re seeing loads of jewel tones, playful prints and sweaters in men’s fashion. Meet our favorite sporty and casual garments and flip the page for a classy night look. Mix neutrals and jewel tones to give a casual outfit a rich boost.… Continue reading Casual and dressed-up looks we’re loving in winter menswear