Luke Martin http://kcur.org en Art, Independent, Foreign And Documentary Critic's Ten Favorite Films From 2011 http://kcur.org/post/art-independent-foreign-and-documentary-critics-ten-favorite-films-2011 <p>The wait is over. You can breathe easy once again. Up to Date's art, independent, foreign and documentary film critics have broken down the year's best flicks and given us their ten favorites from 2011.</p> Fri, 16 Dec 2011 18:02:00 +0000 Luke Martin 9151 at http://kcur.org Art, Independent, Foreign And Documentary Critic's Ten Favorite Films From 2011 The Latest Art, Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film Reviews http://kcur.org/post/latest-art-independent-foreign-documentary-film-reviews <p>All that holiday spending might have you feeling a little dirty in these few weeks between Black Friday and <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Super_Saturday" target="_blank">Super Saturday</a>, traditionally the second-biggest shopping day of the year. To help cleanse your soul, and to add a bit more culture to your life than you might get cruising the aisles of Wal-Mart, we&#39;ve invited our film critics into the studio to&nbsp; catch you up on <strong>the latest independent, foreign and documentary films</strong> in area theaters. Fri, 16 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Luke Martin 8793 at http://kcur.org The Latest Art, Independent, Foreign & Documentary Film Reviews The Weekend To-Do List http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list-0 <p>Don&#39;t spend this (relatively) balmy winter weekend holed up at home! To help get you out and about before the weather takes a turn for the worst, Brian McTavish offers up these five fun and unique things to do in Kansas City. Now get out there and make Snooki proud! Thu, 15 Dec 2011 17:45:00 +0000 Luke Martin 9066 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List The Book Doctors' Top Picks For 2011 http://kcur.org/post/book-doctors-top-picks-2011 <p>Tablets and readers might soon supplant the printed word, but there&#39;s nothing quite like snuggling up with a great book on a cold winter day. In the interest of keeping you cooped up in just that condition, <strong>the Book Doctors share their favorite page-flippers from the past year</strong> on Wednesday&#39;s <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/uptodate"><strong><em>Up to Date</em></strong></a>. Whether you&#39;re looking for literature for yourself or your loved ones, our panel of readers is sure to find something that fits just right. Wed, 14 Dec 2011 19:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Luke Martin 8794 at http://kcur.org The Book Doctors' Top Picks For 2011 Nelson-Atkins' Design Competition Aims At Innovation http://kcur.org/post/nelson-atkins-design-competition-aims-innovation <p>From the Ferris wheel to the ice cream cone, some pretty influential things have been unveiled at World&#39;s Fairs. For Kansas City, even <strong>an upcoming exhibit at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art featuring World&#39;s Fair fare is getting some local designers and&nbsp; architects excited</strong>. Wed, 14 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Luke Martin 8795 at http://kcur.org Nelson-Atkins' Design Competition Aims At Innovation Mayor James Moves In On KC Public Schools http://kcur.org/post/mayor-james-moves-kc-public-schools <p><strong>Mayor Sly James&#39; plan to assume control of the Kansas City, Mo., public school district </strong>has raised a lot of eyebrows, and it&#39;s no wonder why. Mon, 12 Dec 2011 00:00:00 +0000 Steve Kraske & Luke Martin 8792 at http://kcur.org Mayor James Moves In On KC Public Schools The Weekend To-Do List http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list <p>Looking for a way to get out and enjoy the weekend? Brian McTavish, our very own epitome of a good time, offers at least five fun and unique things to do in Kansas City every weekend. It&#39;s a veritable cornucopia of cheer! Thu, 08 Dec 2011 19:00:32 +0000 Luke Martin 8611 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List The Techsperts' 2011 Holiday Gift Guide http://kcur.org/post/techsperts-2011-holiday-gift-guide <p>The holidays are all about tradition, and one of our very favorites is unveiling the Techsperts&#39; Holiday Gift Guide. Wondering what to get the geek in your family who&#39;s already got everything? From know-it-all to noob, this list&#39;s got something for everyone.</p><p> Wed, 07 Dec 2011 20:36:50 +0000 Luke Martin & Steve Kraske 8528 at http://kcur.org The Techsperts' 2011 Holiday Gift Guide Recent Suicides Raise Awareness http://kcur.org/post/recent-suicides-raise-awareness <p>&nbsp;</p><div style="height: 100%; line-height: 1.5; font-size: 87.5%; word-wrap: break-word; margin-top: 0px; margin-right: 0px; margin-bottom: 0px; margin-left: 0px; padding-top: 0px; padding-right: 0px; padding-bottom: 0px; padding-left: 0px; border-top-width: 0px; border-right-width: 0px; border-bottom-width: 0px; border-left-width: 0px; border-style: initial; border-color: initial; outline-width: 0px; outline-style: initial; outline-color: initial; "><p>Countless Americans have relatives, friends, or colleagues who have committed suicide. When Fox 4 Kansas City meteorologist&nbsp;<strong>Don Harman</strong>&nbsp;took his own life last week, many people realized that suicide can affect those whom we least suspect.<br /> Tue, 06 Dec 2011 19:13:15 +0000 Brian Ellison, Stephen Steigman & Luke Martin 8445 at http://kcur.org Recent Suicides Raise Awareness Mixed Messages From Occupy KC http://kcur.org/post/mixed-messages-occupy-kc <p class="legacy-audio-url"> <div class="audio-container"> <div id="jp-interface-53d2a3dfa209b-" class="jp-interface"> <div id="post-audio-53d2a3dfa209b-" class="jp-player" jp-instance="53d2a3dfa209b-"></div> <div class="jp-controls column"> <div class="jp-progress"> <div class="jp-seek-bar"> <div class="jp-play-bar"></div> </div> </div><!-- end jp-progress --> </div><!-- end jp-controls --> <div class="playpause column"> <a href="http://stream.publicbroadcasting.net/production/mp3/kcur/local-kcur-989722.mp3" class="jp-play">Listen</a> <a class="jp-pause"></a> </div><!-- playpause --> <div class="jp-time-holder column"> <div class="jp-custom-current-time"></div> <div class="jp-custom-duration"></div> </div><!-- jp-time-holder --> <div id="slider"></div> </div><!-- .jp-interface --> </div><!-- container --> </p> <p>KANSAS CITY, Mo. – The Occupy Wall Street movement has spread around the country, including to an encampment by the Federal Reserve in Penn Valley Park. OccupyKC protesters have used <a href="http://www.publicbroadcasting.net/kcur/.artsmain/article/16/77/1845164/Visual.ArtsDesign./Temporary.Artwork.Generates.Discussion.about.Economic.Policy">giant shipping container sculpture that spells out IOU /USA</a> as a backdrop.</p> Wed, 12 Oct 2011 23:59:15 +0000 Luke Martin 8295 at http://kcur.org Mixed Messages From Occupy KC