2013 http://kcur.org en Movie Critics: The Best (And Worst) Movies Of 2013 http://kcur.org/post/movie-critics-best-and-worst-movies-2013 <p>This was another record-breaking year at the box office for the film industry and on Friday's Central Standard, the movie critics gather 'round to share what they felt were the best (and worst) movies of 2013.</p><p><strong>The Top Five Films of the Year: &nbsp;</strong></p><p>John Tibbetts:</p> Mon, 06 Jan 2014 17:26:12 +0000 Matthew Long-Middleton & Ross Stinemetz 49201 at http://kcur.org Movie Critics: The Best (And Worst) Movies Of 2013 KCUR.org's Most-Viewed Stories From 2013 http://kcur.org/post/kcurorgs-most-viewed-stories-2013 <p>The Maryville rape case story, <a href="http://kcur.org/topic/maryville-rape-case">originally reported by KCUR in July</a>, topped our most-viewed web content list by a landslide this year. Tue, 31 Dec 2013 17:17:03 +0000 Briana O'Higgins 49082 at http://kcur.org KCUR.org's Most-Viewed Stories From 2013 Food Critics: The 15 Best Dishes In Kansas City In 2013 http://kcur.org/post/food-critics-15-best-dishes-kansas-city-2013 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">As 2013 comes to a close, we raise a glass to Kansas City's dearly departed, and appreciate the best that came to be.</span></p><p>On Friday's&nbsp;<em>Central Standard</em>, Charles Ferruzza is joined &nbsp;by fellow food critics Emily Farris, Mary Bloch, and Chris Becicka&nbsp;to discuss their favorite meals and restaurants of 2013. They also chat about Kansas City's dearly departed restaurants that left us throughout the year.&nbsp;</p><p><strong>The Food Critics' Favorite Dishes of 2013</strong></p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 19:11:44 +0000 Ross Stinemetz 48946 at http://kcur.org Food Critics: The 15 Best Dishes In Kansas City In 2013 The Top Agriculture Stories Of 2013 http://kcur.org/post/top-agriculture-stories-2013 <p style="margin-bottom: 20px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; outline: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-family: 'PT Sans', sans-serif;">Big companies made big news. Muddy fields made for major headaches. And a Farm Bill delay makes the list for the second consecutive year.</p> Fri, 27 Dec 2013 14:12:13 +0000 Peggy Lowe 48932 at http://kcur.org The Top Agriculture Stories Of 2013 The 10 Best Songs From Kansas City Area Bands In 2013 http://kcur.org/post/10-best-songs-kansas-city-area-bands-2013 <p>It is that time of year. Lists. And we couldn't let it pass by without doing a best of Kansas City area music (which of course, includes Lawrence, Kan.).</p><p>The list is made up of contributions from Bill Brownlee, music critic for <em>The Kansas City Star</em>, Chris Haghirian with <em>Ink Magazine</em> and Laura Lorson, editor, host and producer for Kansas Public Radio. When possible, the link will take you to the song. They are in no particular order.</p><p>Radkey, "<a href="https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/devil-fruit-ep/id720904048">Start Freaking Out</a>"</p> Fri, 20 Dec 2013 21:37:07 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 48675 at http://kcur.org The 10 Best Songs From Kansas City Area Bands In 2013 Best Books Of 2013 For Children And Teens http://kcur.org/post/best-books-2013-children-and-teens <div>&nbsp;</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The cold weather is starting to set in, and your kids will need something to keep them occupied—or you may risk a case of cabin fever.</span><br /><br />&nbsp;</div><div>In the second part of Wednesday's <a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date"><em>Up to Date</em></a>, three librarians join us to offer their recommendations for the best children's, young adult and teen reads.</div><div>&nbsp;</div><div><br /><br /><strong>The "Best of 2013"</strong><p></p> Wed, 18 Dec 2013 17:20:52 +0000 Steve Kraske & Beth Lipoff 48530 at http://kcur.org Best Books Of 2013 For Children And Teens The Film Critics' Top 10 Indie, Foreign And Documentary Films Of 2013 http://kcur.org/post/film-critics-top-10-indie-foreign-and-documentary-films-2013 <p></p><p>It's that time of year again, and <em><a href="http://kcur.org/programs/date">Up to Date</a></em>'s independent, foreign and documentary film critics have picked their favorite films of the year. Drumroll, please, for Cynthia Haines, Steve Walker and Bob Butler's choices.&nbsp;</p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Here are their favorites (in no particular order) with some descriptions from Steve Walker:</span></p> Fri, 13 Dec 2013 19:54:43 +0000 Beth Lipoff 48300 at http://kcur.org The Film Critics' Top 10 Indie, Foreign And Documentary Films Of 2013 The Book Doctors: Best Reads Of 2013 http://kcur.org/post/book-doctors-best-reads-2013 <p></p><p>With winter weather stinging the metro area, now is the perfect time to curl up on the couch and read a good book.</p><p>Tuesday on <em>Up to Date</em>, the&nbsp;<strong>Book Doctors</strong> return with their picks for the best books of 2013. We dive into tales about extreme weather - and we don’t mean what is outside your house right now.</p><p><strong>Jeffrey Ann Goudie:</strong></p> Tue, 10 Dec 2013 17:04:43 +0000 Steve Kraske & Stephen Steigman 48095 at http://kcur.org The Book Doctors: Best Reads Of 2013