Last week, Time magazine named Missouri the No. 1 state for drinking. Now the Show-Me-State has scored a spot on another national list, this time for more wholesome reasons. The travel book publisher Lonely Planet has put Kansas City in the No.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I know you often say that God loves us, but I'm not really feeling it. My girlfriend says I just need to take it on faith, but why should I?
Before Benjamin Ranch, on 87th Street near Interstate 435, gets turned into an office park, we invite you to scooch up to the fire and share a story or two.
Kansas hoops sensation Trick Shot Titus is back, and the toddler has taken his game to a new level, bringing Hollywood megastars Channing Tatum and Bradley Cooper along for the ride.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I know I shouldn't get upset when people criticize me, but I just can't help it. Even when I know they're wrong, it still upsets me and sends me into an emotional tailspin.
It's that time of year again when I'm reminded over and over again how much I love to eat but hate to cook. Oh, there's a potluck at work? A family get-together for the holidays?
"Come sit by me," a man said. She settled beside 30-year-old Ron Mock and immediately felt electricity.
DEAR BILLY GRAHAM: I know we're supposed to love everybody if we're good Christians, but isn't that unrealistic? Some people just aren't very lovable (including some of our relatives we'll have to be with at Christmas).
DEAR ABBY: I'm 12 and weigh 204 pounds. I feel really fat, and I want to go on a diet, but my mom won't let me. I'm getting bad grades in gym class and need your help.
It was Christmas Eve in my grandparents' small bungalow.
Jon David Couzens, whose case prompted a wrongful-death lawsuit against the Kansas City-St. Joseph Diocese that resulted in a $2.25 million settlement, is suing the Catholic League for Religious and Civil Rights.
DEAR ABBY: I am a single 25-year-old man with a 15-month-old son. I didn't plan on having any children, but my son is everything to me. His mother and I did not work out well living together.
If you have the cash, you can live it up like a rock star in one of Kansas City's finest hotels until checkout time, anyway
There are few greater hallmarks of winter's arrival than the frigid winds of December or the omnipresent sound of Christmas carols filling the air wherever you go. Every store you walk in and every commercial you hear reminds you that the holiday season is officially here.
DEAR ABBY: I was laid off from work, but my husband, "Keith," works full time in a factory. We live with his parents. By the time Keith gets home from work and gets cleaned up, it's time to eat dinner.
All I want for Christmas is a ticket to see the Monty Python reunion show in London. I should be there because "Monty Python's Flying Circus," more than any book, movie or music album, imprinted on me a way of looking at and engaging the world that endures to this day.
Former Kansas City Times medical correspondent Sean Hillen submitted this piece in honor of the late cardiologist E. Grey Dimond, founder of the School of Medicine at University of Missouri-Kansas City and the cardiology department at the University of Kansas School of Medicine.
Arvind Khetia, engineer: In Hinduism, God is not seen as the one handing out reward or punishment. However, there is a recognition of the universal law of karma, also known as the doctrine of justice.
"Sang Cicada to the Butterfly," a thesis film made at Kansas City Art Institute, explores Christian redemption in contemporary lives.
China, crystal and silver deserve careful handling, so we turned to the experts at Replacements Ltd. for advice on cleaning and caring for them, to make sure they're looking their best for the holidays.
Where does Santa Claus learn to chortle "Ho, ho, ho!" and listen to the wishes of children all over the world?
DEAR MISS MANNERS: Over the years, the gift-giving experience of grandparent to granddaughter has developed into a kind of predictable dance: A grandparent will call us and note that granddaughter's birthday/Christmas is approaching.
Orchid is growing on us: A version of the purple hue is Pantone Inc.'s color of the year for 2014.
Violent dramas on the broadcast networks carry milder parental cautions than cable shows like "The Walking Dead" but can equal them in graphic gore, a failure of the TV ratings system, a new study found.
When Sharmeen Douglass went Christmas shopping this week, she wasn't looking for any hot new toys for her four children. She was going for a "retro Christmas": Barbies, Nerf products, Hot Wheels sets, Slinkys, Silly Putty, hula hoops, My Little Pony, an Easy Bake Oven and Spirograph-style design kits.
Norman Killmon of Olathe is in charge of roasting and quality control at the Roasterie, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary. Killmon has been with the company since its early days, when he lived with founder Danny O'Neill in O'Neill's Brookside home and the two roasted coffee in the basement at night.
Every baby is adorable, but the cuteness quotient only increases when that baby dons a Santa hat. Share "Santa Baby" pictures of the babies in your life -- two legs or four legs -- at Mingle.KansasCity.com.
Pairing the fancy highs and casual lows is the recent fashion mantra of many stylish, up-to-the-moment dressers. We asked savvy fashion experts for 15 ideas to help you breeze through the festive season.
Visit with Pope Francis fizzled, but Rockhurst University professor was able to follow his passion over Medieval marriage contracts and annulments into the great Reading Room.
Three-D printing, a novelty once reserved for science fiction, is going mainstream thanks to cheaper, more accessible technology. And if you don't have the time, money or inclination to invest in a 3-D printer of your own, there are hundreds of websites selling lights, coasters, sculptures, furniture and even wallpaper crafted by 3-D printers.