Dan Meers has spent more hours than he can count in a mascot suit. From being Truman the Tiger at Mizzou during his college days to Fredbird for the St. Louis Cardinals immediately after and now KC Wolf for the Kansas City Chiefs, he’s spent over thirty years bringing joy to crowds with his antics.… Continue reading We chat with Kansas City Chiefs VIP of 30 years: Dan Meers, the KC Wolf
In “Lilacs,” the fourth song on the fifth album from Kansas City’s Waxahatchee, singer-songwriter Katie Crutchfield delivers the signature line of the signature record of our current quarantine. “And the lilacs drank the water, and the lilacs died.” “Lilacs” is a song about self-care—about forgiving yourself for having a bad day. It’s a song about… Continue reading Recent Kansas City transplant Waxahatchee released one of the best-reviewed records of the year
“During a pandemic?” has become my preferred refrain any time I’m asked to participate in what pre-coronavirus times would have been considered normal activities. So far, this phrase has excused me from: bathing regularly, paying bills on time and drinking in moderation. “During a pandemic?” is also the phrase that pulses through my brain as… Continue reading Here’s how 3 recently opened restaurants are actively adapting to a pandemic world
It catches your eye the minute you walk in: a portrait of him from his brother’s wedding. You may have seen it on Netflix or Facebook pages, but seeing it in person is somehow different. It’s perched next to the large TV in Maria Ramirez’s house in Topeka. The TV dwarfs the photo of Alonzo… Continue reading After 15 years, the Alonzo Brooks case has been reopened by the FBI—can it finally be solved?