High on a boom lift in the heat of the summer, a Kansas City artist is touching up one of his old murals. José Faus has been repainting portions of the Lewis and Clark mural in Kansas City’s River Market neighborhood since early July. Faus was one of three artists commissioned to create the mural… Continue reading Look for these hidden symbols on River Market’s Lewis and Clark mural
On a road trip with his cousin across Kansas, Paul Nyakatura recalls being pulled over by a state trooper on a lonely road in the center of the state. Nyakatura knew what he needed to do. “The cop comes up to the car, and I talk to the police officer how you’re supposed to talk… Continue reading Paul Nyakatura is building three careers at once as a rapper, NPR host and stand-up comic
When you’re driving through southeast Kansas City, it’s hard to miss the Unity Tower rising 165 feet above the campus of Unity Village. Built in 1929, it stands guard over one of Kansas City’s most iconic hidden gems, offering a unique experience for all types of visitors. The grounds of Unity Village are an architectural… Continue reading Unity Village—It’s All Right Here
913.703.7080 | www.neatlydonekc.com About Krista Williams started Neatly Done after witnessing the power of organization in her own life to streamline daily routines and manage all the items kept in a home. The idea was to offer a turnkey organizing solution, where cluttered, chaotic spaces are efficiently transformed into simplified, beautiful spaces. Neatly Done has grown into a team of eight organizers who can quickly and expertly organize any home or business. Organization Q: What services… Continue reading I’m overwhelmed with stuff! What should I do?
Overland Park: 7270 W. 98th Terrace, Suite 220, Windmill Village Offices, Building 7, Overland Park Westwood / Plaza: 1421 W. 47th St., KCMO 913.343.9042 | midwestmyofascialrelease.com About Midwest Myofascial Release Center utilizes myofascial release (MFR) therapy, consisting of deep, sustained tissue manipulation to facilitate pain relief from fascial restrictions. Our team now includes a diverse group of individuals grounded in MFR who also have varied backgrounds in complementary disciplines. Myofascial Release (MFR) Q: Can… Continue reading How can MFR help when other treatments have failed?
8901 W 74th St., Suite 350 Overland Park | 913.203.4040 | excellhealthsleep.com About Dr. Maniza Ehtesham is a board-certified sleep physician and the medical director at Excellhealth Sleep Center. She is an associate professor at the University of Missouri-Kansas City and enjoys teaching medical students and residents. She has also served as an associate residency program director at UMKC. She is currently a staff physician at Advent Health… Continue reading How important is sleep amid the coronavirus pandemic?
Everyone has a bucket list they’d like to complete before shuffling off the ol’ mortal coil. Most people whittle it down over a lifetime, crossing off dream destinations and checking career milestones. But there’s a special breed whose bucket list could also be titled “Things I Want to Eat,” and it tends to grow rather… Continue reading How High Hopes reinvented the ice cream sandwich
Sitting near the exact center of the country, Kansas City seems isolated from the extreme weather plaguing the coasts during this time of climate change. There are no shrinking shorelines to worry about nor forest fires due to the area’s humidity. That doesn’t mean Kansas City is immune. “Although the extreme isn’t right here in… Continue reading No, Kansas City will not escape climate change unscathed
Friendship bracelets have come a long way since summer camp. Today’s trend is “zapping,” or getting jewelry permanently welded around your wrists, ankles and necks. (The term zapping comes from the spark that happens when two ends of the jewelry chain are fused together.) Some are also comparing the trend to tattoos and piercings—a visual, permanent statement, but less painful. KC-raised… Continue reading ‘Zapping’ is the hottest new trend in jewelry—here’s the scoop
For the last year, Erin McAnany has been living in a cartoon world. Under her year-old brand Corntemporary Designs (@corntemporarydesigns), McAnany offers a slew of products loosely inspired by 90s Nickelodeon classics (Rugrats, SpongeBob) and Bill Amend’s FoxTrotcomics. The influences come out in chunky resin rings and noodle-y pillows she calls “knotties.” “It’s bringing a little bit of the cartoon world into the boring grown-up world,”… Continue reading Meet the local artist living in a world inspired by Nickelodeon cartoons
When he was growing up in Saigon, Zen Nguyen’s typical breakfast was pho. He would walk to one of the food stalls in his neighborhood and pay the equivalent of twenty-five cents for a hot bowl of pho. Most shops would open at dawn and sell out by mid-morning. But that was almost two decades… Continue reading Everything you need to know about pho in KC