Kansas City Star

Central Standard
4:26 pm
Thu July 17, 2014

Kansas City Writer's Reflection On His Youth Inspires New Ideas About Being 'Midwestern'

Woodstock, Ill. might have changed since Bill Tammeus lived there, but to the former newspaper columnist, it's still quintessentially Midwestern.
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Former Kansas City Star columnist Bill Tammeus, who still blogs for the paper, recently released a memoir titled Woodstock: A Story of Middle Americans.

It's about his boyhood in the Illinois town of Woodstock, in the middle of the 20th century. Through critical reflection on his early experiences and observations, Tammeus arrives at a handful of truisms about life in the Midwest, offered without sentimentality or rose-colored glasses, but with measured fondness.

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Up to Date
10:43 am
Wed March 5, 2014

Finding Kansas City's Hidden Food Gems

Carnitas is one dish on food editor Jill Silva's list of hidden gems in Kansas City.
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Kielbasa, carnitas and pulled pork — are you getting hungry? Some local restaurants are proving that Kansas City isn’t just a barbecue town. 

On Wednesday's Up to Date, we take a look at highlights and hidden gems featured in the Kansas City Star’s Food Issue.


  • Jill Silva, food editor at The Kansas City Star
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KC Currents
1:10 pm
Thu October 10, 2013

Kansas City Star Changes Commenting Policy To Clean Up Site, Engage Users

The Kansas City Star recently changed the way visitors to their website can comment on stories. Commentors must now login to the system using a Facebook account, and their comments will be displayed using the name and photograph attached to that account.

"Facebook has a vested interest in making sure that the people using Facebook are real people," says Derek Donovan, public editor at the Kansas City Star. "This site is, or at least tries to be aggressive about weeding out fake accounts and also spamming accounts."

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KC Currents
9:43 am
Wed September 12, 2012

Live Music For A Living

KC Star pop music editor Tim Finn
Kansas City Star

If you spend any amount of time going to concerts or music shows in Kansas City, you’ve probably seen a tall, thin man with a shock of grey hair usually standing by himself, often near the back of the club.

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Thank You, Walt Bodine
10:17 am
Fri April 27, 2012

Requiem For A Heavyweight

Walt with Pierre Salinger, press secretary for JFK and LBJ.
Photo courtesy of the Walt Bodine Family

Walt Bodine's final show has inspired a lot of emotions and fond farewells, including this haiku from longtime listener Greg Hack.

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Up to Date
1:38 pm
Thu March 29, 2012

Steve Rose: A Changing Johnson County

Is the relationship between Johnson County and Kansas City, Missouri as tense as the one between Jayhawks and Tigers?  Is "Lexus Land" still an appropriate nickname for Johnson County?

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Cops & Crime
4:50 pm
Wed March 7, 2012

Glass Shell Damaged At Sprint Center

Two large panes of glass that make up the outer wall of the Kansas City Sprint Center broke today, as the Big 12 men’s basketball tournament was set to begin.

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Up to Date
10:03 pm
Sun December 18, 2011

Kansas City Area Development In 2011

The Kauffman Center for the Performing Arts opened in September 2011.

Whether it's the opening of a beacon of the performing arts, a shopping mall revived from near death, a business fleeing one side of the state for the other, or a law firm's attempt to build a new office structure on the Country Club Plaza, it's been a busy year in development across the Kansas City region.

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