Literary

Artist to Watch: G.S. Griffin

Socialism is quite frequently brought up as a buzzword — particularly during election season, when candidates either struggle to explain it or rush to condemn it, even as the average

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Rabbit hOle Set to Open in 2021

These days, any update on the Rabbit hOle, the world’s first Explor-a-Storium, needs to address a certain elephant in the room. When will it open? Co-founders Pete Cowdin and Debbie

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Spartan Press: Purveyor of Poetry

Of the literary arts, poetry is perhaps the least understood yet the most appreciated. And the range of contemporary works is vast, from the plainspoken musings of Billy Collins to

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On the Passing of Literary Men  and the Making of Biographies

On the Passing of Literary Men and the Making of Biographies

I was nearly three years into my project to write about the life and work of Evan S. Connell when I made another attempt to locate a potentially good source. I couldn’t find him the first time. I didn’t think he’d still be around, but surely he’d left his papers somewhere, and maybe those would include some letters from Connell.

Paris Time

Blame the travel clock. When Helen arrived home at half past midnight, weary of airports and taxis, she found that the little black clock in her make-up bag said 7:30 AM. She didn’t have the heart to change it. At this moment in Paris she would be throwing a light scarf around her shoulders and […]

Reckoning With 2020 Vision: Is it Over Yet?

Reckoning With 2020 Vision: Is it Over Yet?

So how has your year gone? And do we have anything more to worry about? As I write this, I do not know whether today, as you’re reading, we have a conclusive view of the current state of our democracy. But let’s hope and work for the best, and perhaps count our proverbial turkeys in […]

Revisiting ‘The King of Kings County’

Now, with the historic decision to rename the J.C. Nichols fountain and other Nichols memorials in response to these protests, it seemed a good time to revisit Whitney Terrell’s groundbreaking 2005 novel, “The King of Kings County,” inspired by the racist real estate covenants that formed many of the residential neighborhoods in Kansas City.

Artist to Watch: G.S. Griffin

Artist to Watch: G.S. Griffin

Socialism is quite frequently brought up as a buzzword — particularly during election season, when candidates either struggle to explain it or rush to condemn it, even as the average voter remains oblivious to just what socialism means.

Rabbit hOle Set to Open in 2021

Rabbit hOle Set to Open in 2021

These days, any update on the Rabbit hOle, the world’s first Explor-a-Storium, needs to address a certain elephant in the room. When will it open? Co-founders Pete Cowdin and Debbie Pettid originally hoped the four-story warehouse turned children’s literature museum in North Kansas City might be up and running by the end of 2019.

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