comics http://kcur.org en The Weekend To-Do List: May 2-4, 2014 http://kcur.org/post/weekend-do-list-may-2-4-2014 <p>Looking for something to do this weekend? Brian&nbsp;McTavish&nbsp;has just the thing to spice up your weekend at get you out of that funk with his Weekend To-Do List for May 2-4.</p><p></p> Thu, 01 May 2014 19:22:01 +0000 Steve Kraske, Brian McTavish & Jenny Whitty 55073 at http://kcur.org The Weekend To-Do List: May 2-4, 2014 Wonder Women: The Strength Of Female Superheroes http://kcur.org/post/wonder-women-strength-female-superheroes <p></p><p>When you talk about heroes of the cape-and-tights variety, it’s not just a boy’s club. Just look at the comic book powers of Wonder Woman or the X-Men’s Storm, or even live-action heroes like Buffy the Vampire Slayer or Xena.</p><p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk with the director of a new documentary about female superheroes and how they reflect and affect society’s ideas about women.</p><p><strong>Guests:</strong></p> Tue, 22 Apr 2014 15:20:07 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 54563 at http://kcur.org Wonder Women: The Strength Of Female Superheroes Where Comics And Reality Intersect http://kcur.org/post/where-comics-and-reality-intersect <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span>He flies through the air and leaps tall buildings in a single bound. Of course, we're talking about Superman. But there’s more reality in comic book superhero tales than you might think.</p><p>On Tuesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, we talk about how the comics have reflected contemporary life and historical events. Take a look at World War II-era comics, and you’ll see a caped crusader shilling for the war effort.</p> Tue, 25 Mar 2014 15:05:37 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Beth Lipoff 53106 at http://kcur.org Where Comics And Reality Intersect A Nerd's Guide To A Weekend In Kansas City http://kcur.org/post/nerds-guide-weekend-kansas-city <p>Ok nerds. We know you’re descending on Kansas City this weekend for the epic <a href="http://planetcomicon.wordpress.com/">Planet Comicon conference</a> featuring science fiction celebrities like William Shatner, Sylvester McCoy and almost the entire cast of <em>Star Trek: The Next Generation</em>.</p><p>But in between catching glimpses of Michael Dorn, Wil Wheaton, LeVar Burton and the blue Power Ranger, we thought you may want to eat, drink and scope out our fine city.</p><p>Here we present you the nerd’s guide to a weekend in Kansas City:</p><p><strong>Wednesday and Thursday</strong></p> Wed, 12 Mar 2014 20:27:00 +0000 Briana O'Higgins 52537 at http://kcur.org A Nerd's Guide To A Weekend In Kansas City Tell KCUR: If You Dressed Up For Comicon, Which Sci-Fi Hero Would You Pick? Why? http://kcur.org/post/tell-kcur-if-you-dressed-comicon-which-sci-fi-hero-would-you-pick-why <p></p><p>Science fiction conventions can feel like an alien world for newcomers.</p><p>People can speak differently at them, often invoking insider references about their favorite shows and comics.</p><p>And it’s a world where die-hard fans dress differently.</p><p>For instance, this weekend’s <a href="http://planetcomicon.wordpress.com/">Planet Comicon in Kansas City</a> &nbsp;is expected to attract droves of costumed convention-goers, dressed up like their favorite protagonists and antagonists from sci-fi novels and cinema.</p> Mon, 10 Mar 2014 20:28:17 +0000 Alyson Raletz 52414 at http://kcur.org Tell KCUR: If You Dressed Up For Comicon, Which Sci-Fi Hero Would You Pick? Why? Superman: Flying High At 75 http://kcur.org/post/superman-flying-high-75 <p></p><p>He is the original superhero of modern times and this year fans around the world celebrate the 75th birthday of Superman.</p><p></p><p> Thu, 13 Jun 2013 23:00:00 +0000 Danie Alexander & Steve Kraske 38468 at http://kcur.org Superman: Flying High At 75